Through long-lasting consulting relationships with the National Olympic Committee (CONI) and numerous National and International Sport Federations, the Department has cultivated substantial expertise in Sports and Games Law.
The Department specializes in the following:
The Department's activities in Sport Law are in co-ordination with services offered by other Firm's Departments. For example, the growth of Internet based activities has brought an increase in legal assistance requests from sport Federations and sport clubs for web site implementation and administration, protection of on-line Intellectual Property rights, agreements with Internet Service Providers, etc.. The Department's services are also in co-ordination with the Employment and Immigration Department (assistance with sport labor ties, immigration procedures for extra-EU sport workers, etc.).
In the Games and Gambling sector, Tonucci & Partners provides consulting on the management of the soccer betting game "Totocalcio". Moreover, following the introduction of sports betting in Italy, the Firm, under CONI's supervision and control, provided legal assistance in drafting the governmental sector's deeds of regulation. The Firm has also assisted CONI in issuing the necessary authorizations to establish and manage betting agencies.
Additionally, the Firm advised an Italian licensee regarding the introduction and management of F1 World Championship betting.
The Firm negotiated and drafted the relative agreements with the F1 board representatives on Intellectual Property Rights protection and provided legal assistance on the regulations related to the introduction of the new betting game.
Of particular mention are the Department's specialized legal services for the compliance of internet based games and sports betting with the national specific directives relating to phone and on-line stake raising relative to bets, games and gambling and to international directives, including all the effects on the Italian legal framework.
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