Football law, governance and regulation is growing in complexity across the world, from player contracts, international transfers, agents regulations, club licensing or challenging the decision of regulators or adjudicatory bodies.
It's no longer optional to understand the legal and regulatory landscape in football, as it has a direct influence on the success players, clubs and leagues have on and off the pitch.
Football Law In Practice is a 6 week online course from the 19 September to the 27 October 2022, where leading football lawyers explain and provide practical insights into the important governance, legal and regulatory issues in football.
During the 6 weeks, we will have a combination of short on-demand lectures, quizzes, and live lectures where you can ask the lecturers specific questions you may have and gain further practical insights.
The course has been designed with LawInSport's & our lecturers extensive experience keeping football stakeholders (including lawyers, executives and administrators across federations, leagues, clubs, players unions, agents) stay up to date on important legal developments.
This course is for anyone with an interest in the governance, legal and regulatory aspects of football and how they practically impact the industry.
The course covers a broad range of issues to give a comprehensive understanding of the import legal issues in football. We have broken up the modules to cover perspectives from football stakeholders.
It will be most beneficial to those working in football or with a base understanding of football industry, and/or football regulations. We provide extra materials for anyone who would like to go into more depth on each of the subjects.
People who are invested in continuing professional development are willing to give to the following time commitments every week for 6 weeks
*Certificates are provided upon completion of all modules
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In this first week we establish the legal and regulatory frameworks in football:
In the second week we will explore the corporate governance structures in football and see how these influence investment opportunities in the game:
In week 3 we will explain and examine the dispute resolution mechanisms in football:
In week 4 we look at player and managers club and international contracts and representation agreements:
In week 5 we explore how integrity issues are impacting federations, leagues, clubs, players and managers.
In week 6 we will look at the how commercial contracts are structured and negotiated in football.
Registration ends on the 14 September with a limited number of places
Price: £1200 (inclusive of VAT)
(£100 discount (applied at checkout) for LawInSport Plus Yearly, Corporate and Academic members)
Our lecturers are all leading lawyers who have extensive experience working in football and sports law including:
Nick is rated a leading silk in Sports Law and is a member of Blackstone Chambers. He is acknowledged as having special expertise in all aspects of football and has been involved in most of the recent high profile cases in the sport. He has particular expertise in financial regulation including financial fair play, disputes relating to football agents, player disputes and disciplinary issues, doping in football, commercial disputes between clubs and third parties and Third Party Ownership of football players.
Daniel is a Partner in the Sherdians Sport Group & author of 'Done Deal'. He has significant experience in the football industry and has worked on a variety of club takeovers, high profile transfers, commercial endorsement deals and disputes.
Kelly is the Chief Operations Officer & General Counsel, Omnisports. She has extensive experience working across variety of roles in football including being a former Legal and Company Secretary at Hull City and Bristol City as well as working for Ipswich Town FC and Tottenham Hotspur on their EPPP (Elite Player Performance Plans).
Josep is lawyer and arbitrator, with over 10 years experience representing athletes, clubs, national associations, agents and coaches in front of the different dispute resolution bodies and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (Switzerland). He also advises his clients on a regular basis in contract drafting and negotiations.
James is the Mangaging Director of The FC, and is an independent consultant advising the global sports industry on regulation, governance, integrity, and strategy matters. He recently left the role of Director of Football Regulatory at FIFA and is a Member Of The Supervisory Board of the FIFA Clearinghouse.
Ian is an experience lawyer and sports executive. Formerly has was the Director, Commercial & Operational Legal at FIFA and he has held senior positions at Catalyst Media Group Ltd, TEAM Marketing and Sportfive.
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