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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.

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

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

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.

Austria will host the first behind-closed-doors Formula 1 race of the 2020 season this weekend with stringent health and safety protocols in place

Chinese tech giant Tencent is said to have approached Baidu to buy a stake in its Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi

South Korean baseball was among the first sport to resume during the Covid-19 pandemic but without expected gate revenue some clubs are now facing financial difficulties

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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 …

In part two of a three-part interview, Fiorentina general director Joe Barone explains why lack of modern infrastructure limits gameday revenue and impacts competition, and outlines his club's infrastructure…

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

Bank’s investment office is recommending investments in esports and gaming. Says Covid-19 will accelerate sector growth in Asia-Pac. Sees game developers as the biggest beneficiaries of growth.

Only a handful of the biggest sports events globally were insured for the Covid-19 interruption. Tommy Elliot of specialist events insurer Circles Group tells SportBusiness about the implications for sports properties, and for his own industry.

Chris Winn, finance academic at University College of Football Business and former co-author of the Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance, reflects on the financial concerns in the world of the English Championship in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

Fausto Zanetton, chief executive of Tifosy Capital & Advisory, discusses why player salaries have become such a burning issue for clubs, the knock-on affects of France’s media rights cycle, and the potential long-term impacts of the shutdown.

Ben Cronin looks at Advance Publications and Orkila Capital's recent acquisition of Ironman, and how it will be looking to capitalize on the event despite much of the audience and participants of the mass participation series being under lockdown.

Chris Russo, chief executive of Fifth Generation Sports, explores the ramifications of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on the still-developing world of legal US sports betting.

Michael Bapis, managing director with Vios Advisors at Rockefeller Capital Management, calls for calm and focus in the face in the historic market disruptions due to Covid-19

Owners of NBA Philadelphia 76ers and NHL New Jersey Devils have taken a significant step to develop their wider business interests with appointment of David Abrams to senior executive role