Henry Goldschmidt, an associate at Morgan Sports Law, examines the growing concerns around concussion – and brain injuries generally – in sport. He also looks at the ramifications of recently published medical studies, which suggest that brain injuries may not be confined to traditional “collision” sports.
Morgan Sports Law acts for World Champion cyclist, Lizzie Armitstead, in anti-doping proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”).
It was hoped that the proposed relaxation to the IOC’s controversial Rule 40 would mark a significant advancement in athletes' rights, granting Olympians a fairer opportunity to market themselves at a key stage in their careers. However, the new guidelines have proved a disappointment. Mike Morgan and Donna Bartley examine the origins of Rule 40, the new guidelines and why this is such a serious issue for athletes.
Morgan Sports Law acts for former World Championship medallist, Tatyana Andrianova, in her successful appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”).
Morgan Sports Law acts for President of the Belarus Athletic Federation and 2005 IAAF World Champion, Vadim Devyatovskiy, in his successful defence against the World Anti-Doping Agency’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Following publication of this year’s Legal 500, Morgan Sports Law is pleased to reveal that, once again, the firm has been recognised for its expertise.
Described by elements of the media as “evil”, Justin Gatlin faced almost unprecedented levels of antipathy in the build-up to his duel with Usain Bolt at the 2015 IAAF World Championships. Mike Morgan examines the roots of that antipathy and whether Gatlin was treated fairly.
Following publication of this year’s leading legal directories, Morgan Sports Law is pleased to reveal that the firm’s expertise was recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
Mike Morgan. A version of this article was first published in New Developments in International Commercial Arbitration 2012, November 2012, p. 195 to 234 (published by Schulthess).
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) has confirmed that Marin Čilić’s appeal against the decision of the Independent Anti-Doping Tribunal of the International Tennis Federation (“IADT”) has been partially upheld.
Mike Morgan. A version of this article was first published in Revue de droit Suisse, Volume 132 (2013), issue 03, p. 341 to 351 (published by Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag)