Louis Weston on Sports integrity (betting and financial corruption) – the year in review 2019/20
Louis Weston authored the Sports Integrity (Betting and Financial Corruption) section of the LawInSport Year in Review series 2019/2020.
Louis’s review identifies and reviews some of the notable cases and events in 2019/2020 and discusses what trends might be drawn from them. Louis reviews key events, disciplinary decisions and the impact of coronavirus on betting and financial corruption. Louis notes that whilst crime and corruption in sport has reduced during lockdown, this does not mean that the corrupters have gone away. Louis considers the legislative action in a number of countries to bring into effect laws that criminalise corruption in sport. Louis also considers the governmental action, international policy and monitoring bodies introduced in 2019 and 2020. Louis reviews the prosecutions in countries that have legislation against corruption, initiated and brought against those accused.
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Louis Weston leads the Sports Law Team at Outer Temple. Louis was recently awarded Sports Lawyer of the Year 2020 by Corporate LiveWire in their Global Awards. Louis is an expert in corruption and misfeasance in sport. If you would like to discuss any of the issues covered in this article please contact Louis directly or via his practice management team; Matt Sale (+44 (0)20 7427 4910) or Peter Foad (+44 (0)20 7427 0807) who would be happy to have a discussion in the strictest of confidence.
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