Sports & Entertainment

Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW

Kishner, Irwin A.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Meet the Co-chairs - TIAG

Constantinou , Athena P.
APC Audit, Tax, Advisory Ltd

Bielich, Basil
Browne Craine and Co.

Meet the Co-chairs - TAG-SP

Welten, Bernhard
Kanzlei Welten

Sports & Entertainment

Herrick, Feinstein LLP (New York, USA) attorneys Daniel A. Etna, Irwin A. Kishner, Barry Werbin, and Briana Rose Meginniss have authored US Law & Practice chapter in the Sports Law 2018 Guide, published by Chambers. The ‘Law & Practice’ sections of the guide provide easily accessible information on navigating the legal system when conducting business in the jurisdiction. Leading lawyers are selected to explain local law and practice at key transactional stages and for crucial aspects of doing business.

The guide covers such topics as leagues, contract law principles, government regulation of labour and antitrust, direct governmental regulation of sports, intellectual property, agent issues, tort law, gender/racial discrimination, drug testing & conduct regulations, and college/amateur sports. 

Click here to view the full chapter.

Author: Julie Gibson

Case Summary: Ontario court finds Toronto Soccer Association and Ontario Soccer Association breached standard of fairness by failing to give adequate notice of the infractions at issue and the sanctions that could be faced in dispute over player ages

Read more: Case Summary: Islington Rangers Soccer League v. Toronto Soccer Association


Important technological transformations have been emerging in the television broadcasting sector. As a result of these changes, whereas some parts in the sector are more competitive, in the other parts, competition concerns come into play. The Competition Authority has decided to conduct a sector inquiry in order to determine the impact of the changes in the sector, to identify the encountered competition problems, and to determine remedy proposals in this respect. 

Read more: Competition Authority's Sector Inquiry Report on Television Broadcasting

Contact: Bill Bock; Kroger, Gardis & Regas, LLP (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)

Bill is a partner at Kroger Gardis and Regas, serves as the general counsel for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and is an expert analysis contributor at Sports Law360

For most athletes who achieve a career of any substance the “legacy question” eventually becomes the defining ambition in their careers.  Virtually all athletes ultimately seek to place themselves in the context of the history of their sport and to give an account of how they measure up.  Think of Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods – can anyone doubt that for these great athletes and for so many  more like them, the question that most preoccupies their mental exertions is that of legacy?

Read more: The Bock’s Score: A Question of Legacy