Finance & Money


Sports teams and rights-holders are today presented with a panoply of funding mechanisms to help raise money: issuing of mini-bonds, shares and other crowdfunding initiatives; financing against commercial rights; and insurance-backed loans are all competing against the high-street banks.

As the Chinese government seeks to control the overseas flow of its currency, Simon Chadwick, professor of sports enterprise at Salford University Manchester and founding co-director of the China Soccer Observatory at the University of Nottingham, looks at a history of government intervention in the creation of the country’s sports economy.

Kevin Roberts considers the impact of the disruptive Chinese Super League's mega-millions on football's established superpowers.

Laura Phillips and Matthew Duncan from Kingsley Napley LLP are both part of the firm’s ‘Public Eye, Private Lives’ campaign that supports high-profile figures in the media. They explain the possible repercussions for sportspeople who get caught up in the furore around tax avoidance schemes.