Athletes, sports lawyers and sports executives to attend LawInSport conference

published on 24 February 2016

LawInSport's 2nd annual conference, one the 24 & 25 February 2016, will see athletes, sports lawyers, sports executives, academics and students coming together to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing sport today. See full agenda here

Joining the conference will be a number of current and former athletes:

Louis Saha, former international footballer

Jack Rowe, 10km

Martin Brockman, Decathlon

Amy Griffiths, 1500m

Theo Blundell, 1500m

Shauntelle Austin, Swimming

Jack Houghton, 400 m Hurdles

Gemma Collis, Wheelchair Fencing

Mollie Rawnsley, Hockey

Elliott Powell, 200m

Clieo Stephenson, 100m

Ryan Raghoo, Long Jump

Shirin Irving, 100 m

Oliver Smith, 400m

 

Attendees from the following organisations will be in attendance. 

 

2 Temple Gardens

4 New Square

A&L Goodbody Solicitors

AFL Victoria

AIBA (International Boxing Association)

Al Tamimi and Company

Ali Farooq

Asian Football Confederation

Axis Stars

beIN Sports

Betfair

Blackstone Chambers

BPP University

British Athletics League

British Horseracing Authority

British Olympic Association

BT

BT Sport

BuzzFeed

Captivate Legal and Sports Solutions

Carey Olsen

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Christopher Mills

City Law School

CMS Cameron McKenna

Court of Arbitration for Sport

CSM Sport and Entertainment

Dannemann Siemsen Advogados

Dentons UKMEA LLP

Emma Godfrey

England Golf

England Rugby World Cup

Equestrian Coach and Consultant

ESL

Everton Football Club

Farrer & Co

Fieldfisher LLP

Formula One Management Ltd

Gowling WLG

Hants & Surrey IHT and Estates Limited

Harbottle & Lewis

Hedgehog Risk Solutions

Hildebrand Mediation

Hockey - Mo Farah Foundations Scholar

Howard Kennedy LLP

HSBC

Hugo Paris

International Hockey Federation (FIH)

K&L Gates LLP

Keltie

Keane Legal

Keystone Law

LawInSport Limited

Lewis Silkin LLP

Littleton Chambers

London Youth Games

Mackrell Turner Garrett

Mark Davies Associates

Marks & Clerk LLP

Matrix Chambers

Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team

Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd

Mills & Reeve

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust International Limited

Mo Farah Foundation

Mo Farah Foundations Scholar

National Football League

National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF)

NIALS

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

ONSIDE LAW

OWA and Virtually Live

Penningtons Manches LLP

Perform Group

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

PG Mediabrands

Phillippa Went

Pitch International

Podium Search

Red Planet

RFU

Rugby Players Association

Seoane & Vidal, S.A.

Sheridans

SKINS

Slaughter and May

Sport England

Sport Industry Group

Sporting Integrity

Sportradar

Sports Integrity Matters

Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

Stevens & Bolton

Table tennis england

Tactic Counsel

TASS

Team Sky

Teddington RFC

Tonicity Sports

UCL

UK Sport

UKSA

Uni World Athletes

University Leicester

University of Leuven

USA Track & Field

UKTI

Wheelchair Fencing British Champion

Windsor Chambers

World Anti-Doping Agency

World Anti-Doping Code Commentary Project, University Neuchâtel, Switzerland and

World Sailing

WTA Media

 

You can follow updates from the conference by using #LISConf16. 

 

Schedule

24 February 2016
The Royal Institution, London

18.15 - 18.30          
Registration opens 

18.30 - 19.15          
eSports - Is eSport the new frontier for sports lawyers?   

19.20 -20.10           
Sports lawyers - What is the future role of lawyers in sport?

20.10 - 22.00           
Networking Drinks

 

25 February 2016
Twickenham Stadium, London

8.30 - 9.20
Breakfast /Networking 

9.30 - 10.20         
Athletes Rights  - Protecting the rights of athletes

10.25 - 11.15       
Governance  - Creating a culture of accountability and transparency

11.20 - 11.50       

Coffee break/Networking

11.55 - 12.45       

Anti-Doping   - What is the future of anti-doping following IAAF & Essendon scandals

12.45 - 14.15      
 Lunch /Networking

14.20 - 15.10       
Anti-Corruption  - How to tackle individual and institutional corruption in sport

15.15 - 16.05       
Media rights  -  Current legal issues and challenges of the new technology

16.10 - 16.40        
Coffee break/Networking   

16.45 - 17.35       
Commercial contracts  - topical issues in sports sponsorship and merchandising

17.35 – until late     Networking drinks

*Over 3 hours of networking time throughout the day not including the networking drinks in the evening.

Speakers


eSports - Is eSport the new frontier for sports lawyers?

  • Andrew Nixon, Head of Sport Group, Sheridans (Chairperson)
  • Ian Smith, Director, Sports Integrity Matters
  • James Watson, eSports Product Manager, Sportradar
  • David Grundlingh, Red Planet
  • James Lampkin, Vice President Pro Gaming, ESL

Sports Law - What is the future role of lawyers in sport?

  • Sean Cottrell, CEO, LawInSport (Chairperson)
  • Tim Jones, former General Counsel, England Rugby World Cup
  • Andrew Smith, Barrister, Matrix Chambers
  • Daniel Geey, Partner, Sheridans
  • Liz Ellen, Head of Sports Group, Mishcon de Reya

Athlete Rights - Protecting the rights of athletes

  • Michele Verroken, Director, Sporting Integrity (Chairperson)
  • Louis Saha, Axis Stars
  • Richard Bryan, Director of Rugby, Rugby Players Association
  • Emma Mason, Former Chair of Athletes Commission for Badminton World Federation and Trainee Lawyer, Squire Patton Boggs 
  • Jeffrey Benz, Door Tenant, 4 New Square and CAS Arbitrator

Anti-Doping - What is the future of anti-doping following IAAF & Essendon scandals?

  • Sean Cottrell, CEO, LawInSport (Chairperson)
  • Olivier Niggli, General Counsel / Chief Operating Officer, World Anti-Doping Agency
  • Brent Nowicki, Legal Counsel,  Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Marjolaine Viret, Attorney, World Anti-Doping Code Commentary Project, University Neuchâtel, Switzerland and Member of UCI Anti-Doping Commission
  • Norman Wain, General Counsel, Chief of Business Affairs,  USA Track & Field
  • Gemma Collis, 2012 Paralympian. 2x World Cup Medallist, Wheelchair Fencing British Champion

Governance - Creating a culture of accountability and transparency

  • Nina Goolamali, Barrister and Head of Sport, 2 Temple Gardens (Chairperson)
  • Jaimie Fuller, Chairman, SKINS
  • Jane Purdon, Head of Governance, UK Sport
  • Brendan Schwab, CEO, Uni World Athletes
  • James Kitching, Head of Sports Legal Services, Disciplinary, and Governance at the Asian Football Confederation
  • Nigel Boardman, Partner, Slaughter and May

Anti-Corruption - How to tackle individual and institutional corruption in sport

  • Chairperson - Kevin Carpenter, Captivate Legal and Sports Solutions
  • Keith Oliver, Senior Partner, Peters & Peters
  • Ian Smith, Director, Sports Integrity Matters
  • Danielle Sharkey,  Legal and Compliance Adviser, British Horseracing Authority
  • Alex Inglot, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Sportradar
  • Sir Anthony Hooper, a recently retired Lord Justice of Appeal of England and Wales, Barrister, Matrix Chambers

Media Rights - Current legal issues and challenges of the new technology

  • Nick De Marco, Barrister Blackstone Chambers (Chairperson)
  • Benoit Keane, Principal, Keane Legal
  • Chris Anderson, Head of Legal Services, Everton Football Club
  • Bruno Rocha, Executive President, WTA Media
  • Oliver Weingarten, CEO of OWA, and Sports Partnerships for Virtually Live
  • Helen Burrows, Head of Media Policy, BT Strategy, Policy and Portfolio

Commercial - Topical issues in sports sponsorship and merchandising  

  • Jason Saiban, Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys (Chairperson)
  • Richard Crabb, Senior Legal Counsel, Global Lead: Sponsorship & Communications, HSBC
  • Hussein Fahmy, Head of Legal and Commercial, Team Sky
  • Alex Scudamore, Group Legal Counsel, CSM Sport and Entertainment 
  • Sean Corbett, Brand Protection Manager, Formula One Management Ltd
  • James Massing, International Sponsorship, National Football League

 

Professional Athletes

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Group Bookings

We are offering a group discount for businesses and academic institutions that wish to send 3 or more delegates. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.  

  

 

Sponsors

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If you would like to find out opportunities for sponsorship of the conference please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "Sponsor Information for LawInSport Conference 24 & 25 Feb".  

  

Media

We have a limited number of spaces for accredited media. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details to be accredited for the conference.

Professional Development

6 hours of CPD in accordance with the new Solicitors Regulatory Authority guidelines. (Also see https://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/cpd/part5/content.page - heading_13_5_8)

Charity Partners

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Media Partners

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Terms and Conditions

Your delegate fee should be paid in full prior to attendance. If payment has not been received you will not be permitted to enter the event.  

Cancellations: Should you not be able to attend the event, substitutions can be made at no extra charge up until the event. If a suitable replacement cannot be found, then an administration fee of 20% will be incurred for cancellations received more than 21 days prior to an event. When a cancellation is made less than 21 days prior to an event, the registered delegate is liable for full payment of the fee. LawInSport Limited reserve the right to change the programme if necessary.

By registering for the event you confirm that you have read and accept LawInSport Limited’s terms and conditions policy.

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