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Q&A with the Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

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Matthieu Reeb, secretary general of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, provides an insight into the workings of the court, a body independent of any sports organisation that has been specially designed to handle disputes of the sporting world.

Roundtable: Sports & Entertainment 2013

The International Who’s Who of Sports & Entertainment Lawyers has brought together Stephen Cottrell of Cottsport, David Zeffman of Olswang, Martin Dahl Pedersen of Kromann Reumert, Kevin Schulz of Foley & Lardner and Stefano Sbordoni of Studio Sbordoni to discuss levels of activity, pressure on fees and the rise of in-house teams, and developments in the legal market in their jurisdictions.

The Background of UEFA's Financial Fair Play Regulations

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Juan de Dios Crespo Pérez and Santiago Santorcuato of Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo explore the context of UEFA's financial fair play regulations. "If UEFA does not establish its FFP regulations in sufficiently fine detail, and enforce the regulations fully, then they may be easily evaded – which may ultimately mean that just a few rich clubs survive."

Discussion: Private Client 2013

The International Who’s Who of Private Client Lawyers has brought together Daniel Paserman of Gornitzky & Co and Martin Rochwerg of Miller Thomson to discuss levels of activity, increased disclosure between governments regarding the tax affairs of high net worth individuals and regulatory changes that impact this area.

Trusts In The Cayman Islands

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Carlos de Serpa Pimentel of Appleby takes an in-depth look at the creation and administration of trusts in the Cayman Islands. "The flexibility and confidentiality of the trusts regime in the Cayman Islands is underpinned by its well-respected legislation and judiciary, and is supported by the effect of the Confidential Relationships (Preservation) Law."

Life, Death and Reincarnation: The Hastings-Bass Principle In Jersey

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Jonathan Speck and Damian Evans of Mourant Ozannes chart the tumultuous life-span of the Hastings-Bass rule in Jersey. "In forging its own path, the amendment to the legislation will confirm an existing jurisdiction of the Jersey Court to supervise the administration of trusts which is the bedrock of the Jersey finance industry."

Which EU Jurisdictions Most Heavily Regulate Franchising?

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Mark Abell of Bird & Bird explores the weight of regulations in different EU jurisdictions. "Clearly, weight of regulation does not necessarily equate to effectiveness or appropriateness of regulation. Indeed the most heavily regulated member states are not, in the author’s view, the best-regulated ones."

Roundtable: Franchise 2013

The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers has brought together Jennifer Dolman of Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, John Pratt of Hamilton Pratt and Andrew Wiseman of Allens to discuss levels of activity, access to financing for franchise clients, pressure on fees and levels of specialisation in this area of law.

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