Generally speaking, sports law can be loosely categorized into three areas: amateur sports, professional sports and international sports. The particular difficulty with sports law is that it can be hard to ascertain whether an athlete is classified as amateur or professional; for example an amateur college athlete may be on a scholarship or receive some other form of compensation. They may also be considered amateur by one team or organization but work in a professional capacity for another.
The main area of sports law concerns the contract made between a professional athlete and the owner of their respective team. Other legal issues may arise from liability and intellectual property rights to negligence and risk management.
If you have any concerns or queries regarding any aspects of Sports Law please don’t hesitate to contact the team at RZCD.