Leading Cases in Sports Law

  • Jack Anderson

Part of the ASSER International Sports Law Series book series (ASSER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Emergence of Sports Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard Parrish
      Pages 45-64
    3. Ian S. Blackshaw
      Pages 65-74
  3. Player Mobility Versus Contractual Stability

  4. When the Private Business of Sport Becomes the Public Business of Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Chris Davies
      Pages 109-121
    3. Stephen Weatherill
      Pages 137-151
  5. Doping and the Spirit of Sports Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Neville Cox
      Pages 175-194
    3. John O’Leary
      Pages 195-207
  6. Contemporary Issues in Sports Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Steve Cornelius
      Pages 229-238
    3. Matthew J. Mitten
      Pages 239-253
    4. Katrien Lefever, An Vermeersch
      Pages 255-269
    5. Simon Gardiner
      Pages 287-303
  7. Enduring Themes in Sports Law

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 369-395

About this book


This collection of key cases in sports law accounts for both the historical development of the topic and critical, contemporary issues in sports law.  The collection includes case law from numerous jurisdictions across the common and civil law traditions and includes leading awards at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which individually have contributed to the robustness of modern sports law. It is written by over 20 leading sports law academics and practitioners drawn from over a dozen jurisdictions worldwide. The collection will interest practitioners, students and sports law academics  and will also appeal to those interested in the study of sport more generally. Although organised thematically, the individual submissions provide careful and in-depth analysis of each case, outlining its factual background, isolating its key principles and placing it in its wider context. 


The self-contained nature of the chapters provides an ease of reference and, collectively, ensures an engaging array of voices and perspectives on this area of law.  This book is a must have for every sports law library, sports law practitioner or student interested in the area.


Professor Jack Anderson is director of Education, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast, UK.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jack Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1., School of LawQueen's University BelfastBelfastUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2013
  • Publisher Name T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-90-6704-908-5
  • Online ISBN 978-90-6704-909-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6926
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