Conference schedule confirmed - Understand the Rules of Game 2016

published on 05 February 2016

The Understand the Rules of the Game 2016 conference will take place on the evening of the 24 February 2016 at the Royal Institution (Piccadilly, London) and on the 25 February at Twickenham Stadium, London. 

We have a fantastic line up of leading figures from the sports law sector to discussing and sharing their views on some of the most important legal issues in sport. 

You can find out more information and/or book you ticket here

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

11.20 - 11.50       
Coffee break/Networking

11.55 - 12.45       
Governance  - Creating a culture of accountability and transparency

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


eSports - Is eSport the new frontier for sports lawyers?

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

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

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

Athlete Rights - Protecting the rights of athletes

  • Michele Verroken, Director, Sporting Integrity (Chairperson)
  • Ryan 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

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 Services
  • 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

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