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Nic Couchman, head of sport at Charles Russell Speechlys, considers the role that private equity might play in the building of ‘Sport 2.0’

Covid-19 pandemic means ‘up to 50 per cent’ of EFL clubs available for sale as distressed assets Premier League clubs thinking of selling minority shareholdings C

As the end of May approaches and the Premier League continues to work on ‘Project Restart’, Adam Nelson examines the legal issues facing English football’s operating bodies as they push for football’s return.

Carla Varriale-Barker, shareholder in the New York office of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. and the chair of the firm’s Sports, Recreation and Entertainment practice group, discusses the meaning of increasingly prominent force majeure clauses in the sports industry

Shen Jiang, senior associate at Jingtian & Gongcheng, and Luca Ferrari, partner and global head of sports at Withers, consider the legal issues around the player wage reductions now agreed by all Chinese Super league clubs

Management does not intend to make a counterproposal, will now press toward unilaterally setting shorter 2020 regular season

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber has said he expects the league to take a $1bn revenue hit due to the devastating economic impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic

The England and Wales Cricket Board has revealed record turnover of £228m (€256m/$287m) for the 2019-20 financial year but acknowledged that the results are “bittersweet” amid the ongoing impact of Cov…

French pay-television broadcasters beIN Sports and Canal Plus have been hit by a legal claim launched on behalf of subscribers aggrieved at their lack of compensation offered amidst the shutdown of sports…

Features

Mitchell Sports, chief executive of boutique sports advisory firm Tipping Point Sports LLC, examines the key elements of the industry's recovery from the pandemic

Omar Chaudhuri, chief intelligence officer at 21st Club, reflects on how the transfer market will change and impact clubs of all sizes during and after the Covid-19 crisis

Head of prominent sports investment vehicle sees significantly opportunity ahead, even amid a currently challenged sports industry. He discusses the firm's ambitions with US Editor Eric Fisher

Nick White, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, discusses the implications and impacts of the Covid-19 hiatus on ticketing.

David Griffiths, senior member of the sports and entertainment team at Miller Insurance, on the challenges presented by playing sport behind closed doors.

In the third and final part of our interview, Fiorentina general director Joe Barone says that while a salary cap might work in US sport it  would create competitive imbalance in European football unless …

Chris Russo, chief executive of Fifth Generation Sports LLC, looks at the US market for sports-related M&A deals and their future prospects amid the Covid-19 pandemic