Sports Law Firms merge

By Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw Two well-known London Sports Law Firms have announced that they will merge their practices with effect from 22 January 2018. The Boutique Sports Law Firm, Couchmans, which was established some twenty years ago, will join … Continue reading

Bundeskartellamt Press Release 21 December 2017: Follow up to the post of 7 December 2017 by Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw on the legal challenge by the German Federal Anti-Trust Authority (Bundeskartellamt) regarding the IOC restrictions on Olympic athletes’ marketing rights.

Bundeskartellamt / Sport Market test on commitments of DOSB and IOC Bonn, 21 December 2017: The Bundeskartellamt is currently conducting an administrative proceeding against the German Olympic Sports Confederation (Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund, DOSB) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The … Continue reading


The Managing Editor, Dr Rijkele Betten, the Consulting Editor, Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw, and the GSLTR Coordinator, Erica Pasalbessy, wish all our subscribers and readers our seasonal best wishes and look forward to your continuing support and interest in the … Continue reading

European Commission – Press release

Antitrust: International Skating Union’s restrictive penalties on athletes breach EU competition rules Brussels, 8 December 2017 European Commission – Press release The European Commission has decided that International Skating Union (ISU) rules imposing severe penalties on athletes participating in speed … Continue reading