Regulating Sports Technology

Written by Richard Wee, Saphna Ravichandran, Wong Zi Ying, Sophia Ismail. Introduction What is sports technology?  Technology in sports ranges from body techniques, traditional sports equipment used by athletes within competition, to performance enhancing machines, substances as well…

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E-doping in Esports

Written by Richard Wee, Chew Zhen Tao and Kimberly Chan Introduction It’s 2021, and statistics show that the global esports market yearly revenue is valued at approximately 1.08 billion U.S. dollars and forecasted to exceed 1.6 billion U.S. dollars in…

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ALB Malaysia Sports Law Firm of the Year 2021

Reported by Sabrina Lee  Nominated in 7 categories for the Firm, and 2 Individual categories, RWC takes home the Sports Law Award at the recent ALB Annual Malaysia Law Award 2021. Thomson Reuter’s Asian Legal Business (ALB) holds an…

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Rule 50 Olympic Charter : a force or a farce?

Written by Richard Wee, Sophia Ismail and Sabrina Lee Wei Ling To the world outside of the Olympics, the Olympic Charter (“the Charter”) is akin to a constitution of a nation. It includes, inter alia, recognition of the…

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RWC WEBREPORT: AIAC Sports Law Workshop

Reported by Saphna Ravichandran & Wong Zi Ying On 11th September 2020, the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) hosted a workshop on Understanding Esports: Legal Rights and Implications as part of the on-going AIAC September Sports Month…

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Reforms of Football Agents: A “Yay” or A “Nay”?

Written by Richard Wee & Wong Zi Ying “It was a mistake to de-regulate agents in 2015”     — Emilio García Silvero (Chief Legal Officer, FIFA)  Football agent, who is known as a football intermediary, is a representative and intermediary…

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SPORTS LAW: THE VAR

By Richard Wee, L.Lim & Marcus Leong (FIRST PUBLISHED HERE) In the words of Diego Maradona, the former Argentine professional footballer described Video Assistant Referee (VAR) as a “technology that brings transparency and quality that provides a positive outcome…

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