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BASL Annual Conference 2015 agenda and speakers announced

BASL Annual Conference 2015 agenda and speakers announced

The British Association for Sports and Law has announced the agenda and confirmed speakers for their annual conference taking place on the 15th October at Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge, London.


8.45am BASL AGM

9.30am Keynote Speaker
Mark Sampson, Head Coach, England Women’s National Team

10.00am Session 1: Can Sports be Trusted to Regulate Themselves?

Session Chair

  • Tom Houseman, Managing Director, TEAM Marketing and former Head of Legal, FIFA


  • Andrew Jennings, Journalist
  • Adrian Bevington, Former Director of Communications, The FA
  • David Becker, Former Head of Legal, ICC

11.00am - 11.20 COFFEE BREAK

11.20am Session 2: Sponsorship - The Challenges and Opportunities

Session Chair

  • Jim O’Toole, CEO, Worcester Warriors


  • Tom Houseman, Managing Director, TEAM Marketing and former Head of Legal, FIFA
  • Caroline McGrory, Director of Legal and Commercial Affairs, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1
  • Hussein Fahmy, Head of Commercial and Legal Affairs, Team Sky

12.20pm - 1.50pm LUNCH BREAK

1.50pm Session 3: Is the Future of Media Rights Pan-regional: Who are the winners and losers from cross-border deals?

Session Chair

  • Richard Verow, Commercial Director, Sky Sports


  • Seong Sin Han, Head of Legal, UEFA
  • Peter Hutton, CEO, Eurosport
  • Josh Smith, Commercial Director, BT Sport

3.00pm – 3.20pm COFFEE BREAK

3.20pm Session 4: Hot Topics

This session will be confirmed just before the conference and will see a panel debate one of the current, leading sports issues of the moment!

This years session is titled: How does Athletics recover from its Lance Armstrong moment?

  • Chair Jonathan Taylor, Partner, Bird & Bird
  • Andy Parkinson (CEO of British Rowing and formerly UKAD),
  • Michele Verroken (Founder of Sporting Integrity and formerly Director of Ethics and Anti-Doping at UKA); and,
  • Darren Campbell (former British sprinter).and will be chaired by Bird & Bird partner 


4.30pm Networking Drinks

4.45pm Football Ground Tour (Optional)


Price Book Before  31 July 2015 

LawInSport Plus Member Rate = £375 + VAT  

Non Member Rate = £475 + VAT

Full Time Student Rate* = £130.00 (VAT inc)

Price Book After  31 July 2015

LawInSport Plus Member Rate = £430 + VAT

Non Member Rate =£530 + VAT

Full TimeStudent Rate* = £150.00 (VAT inc)

*Only available to students in full time education. Please specify course being studied and education establishment at the time of booking.

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Previous Attendees

Last year lawyers from following organisations attended the BASL Annual Conference: 

TEAM Marketing
Rugby Football Union
Tabel Tennis England
Welsh Rugby Union
Pitch International
Lawn Tennis Association
Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix
British Horseracing Authority
Sunderland FC
Manchester United FC
The FA

The Sports Consultancy
Charles Russell
Littleton Chambers
7 Bedford Row
25 Bedford Row
Harbottle & Lewis
Kerman & Co LLP
4 New Square
and many more...

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