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Why mainstream brands are chasing the esports sponsorship “pot of gold”

Two remarkable advertising events occurred last May at an esports tournament held at the Arena Birmingham. [...]

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Corporate, Sports - 6 months ago

How will Brexit impact the transfer of young players?

Sky Sports News interviewed Immigration Partner Maria Patsalos about the impact of Brexit on the transfer of players under the age of 18. Maria said, “The one thing with things like Brexit is that the rules can be torn up and you can start again, so it’s not always doom and gloom, there are some opportunities. “…However, if we are [...]

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Immigration, Sports - 8 months ago

Sponsorship agreements: what rights do brands have?

Commenting on the impact the recent allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo could have on his sponsorship agreements, Mishcon de Reya Commercial Lawyer Simon Leaf – who specialises in such contracts – said: “Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the biggest names in world sport – he has spent many years building up his reputation as not only [...]

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Sports - 12 months ago

BT and newcomer Amazon win the final two Premier League packages

Technology and Sport Managing Associate Simon Leaf was interviewed on both talkRADIO and talkSPORT about the impact of BT and Amazon winning the final two Premier League packages. Discussing the likelihood of more technology companies bidding for the rights in the future, Simon said; “This deal could mark the beginning of the end for the traditional broadcasting [...]

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Sports - 1 year ago

esports: a warm welcome in cold Katowice

Thanks to the generosity of ESL, on the weekend of 3 & 4 March 2018 I was lucky enough to spend time at Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) in Katowice in Poland – the world’s largest esports event. For the uninitiated, esports is essentially competitive video gaming played out in front of often huge physical and online [...]

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Sports - 2 years ago

Mishcon takes Gamescom 2017

Over 355,000 public visitors and 30,700 trade visitors from 106 countries flocked to Cologne in August to visit Gamescom 2017, propelling it into the record books as the world’s largest ever video game event. Mishcon de Reya’s video game and esports team recap what they took from Gamescom 2017. Exclusive Licences on a ‘Galactic’ Scale [...]

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Sports - 2 years ago

Court grants first ‘live’ blocking order against streaming servers

The Football Association Premier League (FAPL) has won a landmark ruling in its ongoing battle to tackle illegal streaming of Premier League fixtures. The Court’s order obliges the six largest retail internet service providers (ISPs), BT, Sky, Virgin, PlusNet, EE and Talk Talk to block access to servers which allow delivery of infringing Premier League [...]

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Intellectual Property, Sports, Technology - 2 years ago