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Louis Weston on Sports Integrity (Betting & Financial Corruption) – The Year In Review 2020/21

Louis Weston authored LawInSport’s ‘Sports Integrity (Betting & Financial Corruption) – The Year In Review 2020/21’.

Louis’s review identifies and reviews some of the notable cases and events in 2020/21 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.

This year, Louis considers the effect that the worldwide Covid crisis has had on the world of sport. In the chapter, Louis covers:

  1. Two Key Themes
  2. Corruption cases and fights against it:
    • Disciplinary and state police activity in tennis, Esports and around the world;
    • Cases without criminal element;
    • Organised crime in sports during a pandemic – ghost events;
    • Match fixing and football betting cases;
    • Governance corruption;
    • The need for sport corruption legislation.
  3. Conclusions
Read the full article here.

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Louis Weston leads the Sports Law Team at Outer Temple. Louis is a leading sports law barrister in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 and was recently awarded English Sports Barrister of the Year 2021 by Global Law Experts. 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.

Legal Blog & Publications, Sports 5 May, 2021

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Call: 1994

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