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LawInSport announces exciting collaboration with Women In Sports Law for 8th Annual Conference

LawInSport 8th Annual Conference title image in collaboration with Women In Sports Law

Media Release - 20 July 2022

LawInSport and Women In Sports Law (WISLaw) are delighted to announce that both organisations will work in collaboration for the 8th edition of LawInSport’s Annual Conference ‘Understand The Rules Of The Game’ being held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain on 7th & 8th September 2022 in London. 

The collaboration sees LawInSport provide support for WISLaw’s General Assembly which will be held prior to the start of the LawInSport’s 8th Annual Conference. LawInSport will also host WISLaw’s Women In Sports Law breakfast on the second day of the conference which will provide women delegates a further collegial networking opportunity and career advice.

In addition, WISLaw is providing support to help LawInSport reach a target of 50% women speakers through its membership and network. 

Sean Cottrell, CEO of LawInSport, “We are proud and excited to be collaborating with our friends at WISLaw. LawInSport has been a “friend of WISLaw” since its conception and we are delighted to be able to support their work, but also learn and share ideas between the organisations to help improve the inclusivity of sport and law. Across all of LawInSport’s events we have achieved over 30% women speakers since our first event in 2012. However, we are always looking for ways in which we can improve the opportunities for knowledgeable and talented people from diverse backgrounds from across the world to participate and provide greater diversity in perspectives and opinions. We believe this collaboration will help us improve the experience of speakers and attendees alike and be a showcase for our colleagues doing similar events across the world.”

Maria Elisa Dominguez Rubio, President of WISLaw, : 

“We are delighted to be partnering with LawinSport in supporting the delivery of a first of its kind event providing diversity of thought and drawing on international subject-matter experts through WISLaw’s membership and network. With a global membership, WISLaw is excited to be taking part in the conference programme and to hold its 6th General Assembly in person in London, providing unparalleled networking opportunities and visibility to its members. We believe that this collaboration will enable members and delegates to make new diverse connections, build friendships, and exchange ideas and expertise. We can’t wait to see everyone in London!”

The conference will be bringing together leading sports lawyers, executives, administrators, academics and students to listen to, discuss and debate:

  1. Ticketing: Regulating and implementing best practice for ticketing sports events
  2. Transgender: balancing athlete rights and regulations
  3. AI: The application and regulation of artificial intelligence for commercial purposes and in disciplinary matters
  4. Media Rights: Developments in selling and acquisition of sports media right
  5. Metaverse: Regulating and licensing issues in the Metaverse
  6. Safe Sport: Creating a global body for safe sport
  7. Esports/competitive gaming: legal developments
  8. New competitions: legal challenges of starting new leagues
  9. Human Rights
  10. Key cases and developments
  11. In-house Counsel Forum
  12. Keynote interview with Michael Beloff QC, a life in sport and the law

To find out more and to book your tickets click here

About WISLaw

WISLaw is an international, non-profit association that unites women from more than 40 countries who specialize in sports law, namely lawyers, in-house counsels and arbitrators. WISLaw’s aim is to bring women in the sports law sector together through regular educational and networking events. WISLaw also promotes and raise awareness of women’s contributions in the sports law sector through increased visibility, awards, and publications.

About LawInSport 

LawInSport is the world-leading sports law knowledge hub and global community that provides practically focused, expert analysis and commentary on the latest legal developments in sport. 

LawInSport collaborates with our community of over 30,000 lawyers, sports executives, sports administrators, athletes, coaches, academics and students and their organisations to help them ‘understand the rules of the game’™ through helping and empowering them to:

  • Grow knowledge and understanding of law in sport
  • Learn the practical application of law in sport
  • Improve governance and professional standards
  • Build meaningful relationships and networks across the world, and
  • Be both informed and sophisticated purchasers of legal services

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