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Paul Horvath on 3AW morning radio discussing political statements in sport

  Listen to Paul Horvath, Principal of SportsLawyer as he chats with Tony Jones of 3AW on how political statements have changed a lot over the years in sport, particularly in relation to Usman Khawaja and Cricket Australia. Click here for the full story:   Tony Jones calls out ‘lack of consistency’ from the ICC …

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SportsLawyer recognised in Who’s Who Legal – Sports Law 2023

Congratulations to Paul Horvath, Principal of SportsLawyer in recognition as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the Who’s Who Legal – Australia and New Zealand 2023 (Sports Law). Who’s Who Legal canvas hundres of sources in Australia, New Zealand and worldwide to identify those lawyers who stand out in their area of expertise. Paul …

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Anti-doping Rule Violations

The Lesser Known Anti-Doping Rule Violations: Breaches Not (Necessarily) Involving Prohibited Substances

The World Anti-Doping Agency is the international institution responsible for promoting, coordinating, and monitoring anti-doping in sport. The World Anti-Doping Code (WADA Code) is well-known as the anti-doping rules of sport around the globe. It is also widely known that the WADA Code prohibits athletes and/or their support staff from using and trafficking prohibited substances, …

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Congratulations Paul Horvath – 2023 Who’s Who Legal leading lawyer for Sports and Entertainment (Aust and NZ)

Congratulations to Paul Horvath of our office for being named on the Who’s Who Legal’s list of the leading lawyers in Australia and New Zealand in Sports and Entertainment! Who’s Who Legal identifies and lists the leading lawyers in the world on multiple legal practice areas. Paul’s inclusion on the list is a demonstration of …

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Sporting Integrity: What Sports Organisations Need to Know about Match-Fixing

In February 2023, the Bangladesh Cricket Board revealed that one of the members of its women’s team at the Twenty20 World Cup had been approached to fix a contingency event within one of its matches. An example of a contingency in cricket is bowling “no bowls” at specific times during a match. Fortunately, the player …

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Exclusive winner of the 2022 Client Choice Sports & Entertainment award for Australia

Congratulations to Paul Horvath and the team at SportsLawyer as the exclusive winner of the 2022 Client Choice Sports & Entertainment award for Australia.  Our clients acknowledge us as providing excellent customer care and adding value above and beyond other players in the market.  The Client Choice award has been established by Lexology since 2005. …

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Harsh realities athletes face in selection disputes

Paul Horvath and Jackie Chan have written an article for LawInSport about a 2022 Commonwealth Games selection dispute, where we successfully represented one of the related parties to the dispute. They provide their key takeaways from that matter – highlighting the harsh realities athletes face in selection disputes. Read it here: bit.ly/3gmCoXj

Would a ban of players at the Australian Open be legal under Australian and Victorian discrimination laws?

Congratulations to Alex and Jackie from the Melbourne SportsLawyer office for their article published with LegalWise. In the article they discuss A Legal Analysis on Wimbledon’s Ban on Russian and Belarusian Players and whether a similar ban at the Australian Open would be legal under Australian and Victorian discrimination laws. A Legal Analysis on Wimbledon’s …

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Tom Stewart’s high bump on Dion Prestia

Our Principal Lawyer Paul Horvath has provided his thoughts on Tom Stewart’s high bump on Dion Prestia in this article by Jon Pierik. Paul believes that the AFL’s emphasis on protecting the head means that Stewart will likely receive a suspension of at least 3 weeks.   https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/it-still-sits-in-my-gut-sorry-stewart-urged-to-strike-a-deal-over-prestia-bump-20220627-p5awzr.html