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George Davies’ sports team has busy deadline day

04 September 2012

The sports law and employment law teams at Manchester law firm George Davies advised several players and their agents on their moves in the run up to this year’s summer deadline including Manchester United Dimitar Berbatov’s move to Fulham, Jay Spearing’s loan by Liverpool to Bolton Wanderers, Fede Bessone’s transfer from Swansea to Swindon and Andy O’Brien’s move from Leeds United to Canada’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

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Is Twitter proving too much of a problem for sports stars?

02 August 2012

With the news that Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand has been charged by the FA with improper conduct in relation to comments posted on Twitter, Arsenal footballer Emmanuel Frimpong being fined £6000 for his recent tweets, and the news that a triple jumper has been expelled from the Greek Olympic team for posting a racist tweet we consider the dangers of sports stars using the social networking site.

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More Players sign longer deals

27 July 2012

Following the news that Premier League Champion Vincent Kompany has signed a new six-year contract with Manchester City, we examine the growing trend of footballers signing increasingly long contracts and how this sits with the FIFA regulations.

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On your “Mark”…Olympic role for Manchester lawyer

27 July 2012

Sports lawyer Mark Hovell of Manchester law firm George Davies has already had a leading role in the Olympics, even before the opening ceremony has taken place. Mark’s role as an arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport has meant he has already been called upon to arbitrate on two key cases.

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Athletes beware! Be vigilant when using supplements

03 July 2012

Taking supplements is NOT without risk. Athletes should always be aware that a supplement could be contaminated with a ‘prohibited substance’ as defined by the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) Prohibited List. If it is, they are likely to face a period of suspension.

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George Davies sports lawyer turns university lecturer

02 July 2012

Mark Hovell, Managing Partner of leading Manchester law firm George Davies, has been confirmed as part of the faculty team educating students on the LLM. Masters course in International and Comparative Sports Law.

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George Davies lawyer on standby for his Euro’s call-up

18 June 2012

Sports lawyer Mark Hovell, who is the managing partner of leading Manchester law firm George Davies, has been appointed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s Ad Hoc Division for the UEFA Euro 2012. This means that Mark will be on standby for any cases that come before the court during the tournament.

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Sports lawyer considers CAS ruling on British Olympic Association's lifetime bans

30 April 2012

Experienced sports lawyer Walter Nicholls, who is a consultant at Manchester law firm George Davies, is not surprised by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision which has overturned the British Olympic Association's (BOA) lifetime ban on offenders.

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Club alert: Training compensation

03 April 2012

We are still receiving enquiries in relation to training compensation for players within the EU.

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Terminating a verbal agent representation agreement

23 March 2012

Players and athletes are still entering into representation agreements that are not in writing. A result is that should the athlete look to terminate the agreement then he/she must attempt to identify:

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