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Sports Law in Hong Kong

Sports Law in Hong Kong

Sport organizations in Hong Kong

The sports law in Hong Kong is part of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Special articles govern the policy for the creation of organizations in the field of sports. A Sports Commission activates in Hong Kong and it is an advisory body for the Government in matters concerning strategies, policies and the resources for sports developmentHong Kong companies that operate in this field must observe the provisions for the organization and development of sport and entertainment activities.

The Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited is an organization that provides services and support for elite athletes. It receives funds from the Elite Athletes Development Fund and other sources. Hong Kong also has an Olympic Committee.

National Sports Associations in the city are governing individual sports and are responsible for the promotion and development of their sport in Hong Kong.

The representatives at our Hong Kong law firm can help you open a sport facility or sport organization by observing all the relevant rules and regulations set forth for these types of establishments and activities. 

Sport and entertainment regulations in Hong Kong

According to law, non-governmental sports organizations can develop activities in the city. The relationship between these organizations, their counterparts in the Mainland, if any, and the Government of Hong Kong is one based on non-subordination and non-interference. 

Tier A sports in Hong Kong are athletics, badminton, billiard sports, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, karate-do, rugby, sailing, swimming, squash, tennis and table tennis, bowling, windsurfing and wushu.

Tier B sports in Hong Kong are dance, equestrian sports, golf, judo, karting, mountaineering, roller sports, skating, taekwondo or triathlon

Sport lawyers in Hong Kong

Our attorneys in Hong Kong can provide you with complete legal assistance for performing sports activities. The sports law in the city overlaps with other areas of law, including the contract law, the competition law or the labour law

Professional athletes who are non-residents in Hong Kong and derive income in the city can be taxed on their income produced here according to the double tax treaties signed between Hong Kong and other countries.

For detailed information and legal representation or advice please feel free to contact our law firm in Hong Kong