On 30 April 2020, we held our second international, cross-practice webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on the global sports sector.

In this free one-hour webinar we addressed:

  • the latest situation regarding COVID-19 and its commercial and legal implications for the sports world;
  • when sport might resume and whether COVID-19 will have lasting effects on sport; and
  • the practical steps that stakeholders should be taking now that the outbreak is increasingly being brought under control around the world.

You can listen to a recording of the webinar and review the slides here. You may also find it useful to access the recording and/or the slides from our panel’s previous webinar on 18 March 2020, which addressed the initial impact of COVID-19 on the sports sector, and the legal tools available to contracting parties in light of COVID-19.

Key takeaways

In short, sports stakeholders should:

  • continue to monitor the changing situation closely;
  • seek legal advice promptly in all relevant jurisdictions and maintain a fact-specific analysis of your situation;
  • explore commercial solutions and opportunities; and
  • take precautions for the future (including updating policies and procedures etc.)

You may also find it useful to visit our Coronavirus Resource Centre  – DLA Piper’s global repository of COVID-19 related insights and events – which is intended to help clients during these challenging times.