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Centrefield announces Inaugural Publication of Sports Law

Posted on: November 26th, 2018 by cfEditor

Centrefield is proud to announce the inaugural publication of Sports Law from Getting the Deal Through along with lead co-editors Laffer Abagados of Spain. Together the firms have led the development and structure of this new publication, which brings together industry insight from many of the world’s leading sports lawyers.


Getting The Deal Through is is the original Q&A reference source of comparative law and regulation, providing international expert analysis in key areas of law covering 130 countries across 90 practice areas and industry sectors with a global coverage. The Sports Law publication is the first sports-specific industry guide within the Getting the Deal Through series and includes know-how from industry experts across 13 jurisdictions throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America, as well as an analysis of the Court of Arbitration for Sport – currently the primary forum for resolving sporting disputes globally.


Preserving privilege in internal investigations

Posted on: November 7th, 2018 by cfEditor

In a much-anticipated judgment, the Court of Appeal in The Director of the Serious Fraud Office (‘SFO’) v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd (‘ENRC’) [2018] EWCA Civ 2006 has helpfully clarified the scope of litigation privilege and (reluctantly) also upheld the current definition of ‘client’ for the purposes of legal advice privilege.

The Court of Appeal’s judgment raises some important issues that individuals and companies, faced with the prospect of criminal or regulatory investigations/proceedings, should bear in mind before commencing internal investigations in order to ensure that litigation privilege can legitimately be claimed over any documentation or material that is created.


Centrefield remains leading firm in Legal 500 and Chambers rankings

Posted on: November 6th, 2018 by cfEditor

Centrefield has retained its position as a Top-Tier law firm for Sport within the latest Legal 500 rankings for sport in the North West and continues to be ranked among the leading firms in UK sport within both the Chambers and Legal 500 directories.

Chambers noted the firm’s “standout portfolio of clients” and that “The firm live and breathe sport”, with Legal 500 noting that Centrefield’s “specialist team” is “recommended for its work across a range of sports including rugby, swimming, golf, triathlon, cricket and cycling” and “with an especially strong record in football”. Chambers highlighted the firm’s breadth of capabilities, providing “advice on the full suite of commercial, regulatory and disputes matters, including anti-doping” with “considerable capability in relation to immigration and sponsorship matters.”