Peter Crowther and Jade-Alexandra Fearns

Peter Crowther serves as managing partner of Winston & Strawn’s London and Brussels offices. Widely recognised as a leading competition and trade lawyer, a significant part of his practice involves working within the firm’s market leading global sports law practice. He handles a wide range of sports matters including complaints and investigations relating to athlete welfare, performance development, funding, selection, classification, doping, and athlete agreements. Peter also advises on commercial arrangements including in respect of tournaments, athlete boycotts, and related competition issues. Jade-Alexandra Fearns is a litigation associate in the firm’s London and Brussels offices. She focuses her practice on antitrust/competition law along with international sanctions and other compliance-related advice across a number of sectors including financial services and banking, automotive, media, manufacturing, consumer goods, and telecommunications. Jade-Alexandra also advises on sports regulatory and sports disciplinary matters. She received her M.A. from New Hall, University of Cambridge in 2007, where she was President of the Cambridge University Law Society.

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Integrity in sport: is it a hopeless ideal?

In a world where integrity might have different connotations, we must first ask what is meant by integrity in sport. According to the UK’s Sport and Recreation Alliance, ‘a defining characteristic of competitive sport is that the contest should be unpredictable and decided by the skill of the participants...

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