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Sports Law Arbitration Moot 2024 - 5th Edition

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  • SLAM 2024

    The 5th Edition of the international Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM) 2024 Grand Final will take place on 12 - 13 April 2024 at the Court of Arbtration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

    The final round and award ceremony are held at the end of a special sports law conference for competitors and leading lawyers, academics and exectuives from the sports world. 

    The SLAM is a world class competition, with the aim to promote greater knowledge of the values and rules of international sports arbitration, the go to dispute resolution mechanism in the sector.  

    SLAM provides students from around the world the opportunity to:

    1. Develop and showcase their legal and advocacy skills before the world’s leading arbitrators and practitioners virtually and in-person;
    2. Gain real world experience of international sports arbitration under the leading procedural rules;
    3. Receive training on writing submissions and advocacy from some of the world’s leading advocates and arbitrators in world sport.

    The competition is open to all current students. 

    SLAM is organised by LawInSport, the world’s leading sports law knowledge hub and global community.

    The cases for each round will be based on real world scenarios and the registered teams will need to familiarise themselves with CAS case law and sport rules that may be relevant to their arguments. Teams will also be arguing these real-world disputes at the hallowed halls of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    In the qualification round written submissions and oral advocacy will be evaluated by a selected panel of lawyers and CAS arbitrators. The successful teams will go through to regional rounds where the focus of the assessment will be solely on oral advocacy.

    The winners of the regional rounds will progress to the quarter-finals of the competition, where on all rounds will be held in person at the offices of CAS in Lausanne, Switzerland. At each stage of the competition, the party for the team asked to advocate will be assigned randomly, which may mean acting for the same party more than once. 

    In cooperation with CAS, the competition uses the prevailing Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS/TAS) Code of Sports-related Arbitration (CAS Code).

    Schedule

    01 August 2023

    Competition registration opened

    21 September 2023

    Release of moot problem & moot rules

    21 September - 14 November 2023

    Period for moot problem clarification questions

    21 January 2024

    Written submission deadline (registration closes)

    23 January - 5 February 2024

    Oral qualification rounds winners announced

    10 January 2024

    Results announced for qualification rounds

    26 February - 10 March  2024

    1st oral rounds (online) top 16 team

    • Europe
    • North America, Central & South America and Caribbean
    • Asia, Middle East & Oceania
    • Africa
    11 March 2024

    1st round results announced

    01 March 2024

    Moot problem released for quarter-finals, semi-finals & finals

    12 - 13 April 2024

    SLAM Grand Finals & Sports Law Seminar

    (in person at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland)

    All the judges have extensive experience as either arbitrators at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and other arbitral bodies, or they are experienced advocates in sports dispute resolution and at CAS.  The judges from the quarter-final rounds onwards are all experienced CAS arbitrators. 

    We would like to thank our judges for their overwhelming support and for giving-up their time freely to help the next generation of sports lawyers realise their potential.

    SLAM Judges

    All the judges have extensive experience as either arbitrators at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and other arbitral bodies, or they are experienced advocates in sports dispute resolution and at CAS.  The judges from the quarter-final rounds onwards are all experienced CAS arbitrators. 

    We would like to thank our judges for their overwhelming support and for giving-up their time freely to help the next generation of sports lawyers realise their potential.

    CAS Arbitrators

    Alexis Schoeb

    Alexis Schoeb is a partner at Peter & Kim, an international law firm based in Switzerland, Ko...

    André Brantjes

    André has been a lawyer since 1987 and is the managing partner of Amsterdam based boutique law fi...

    Anthony Lo Surdo SC

    Barrister, Arbitrator & Mediator, 8 Wentworth Chambers Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a barr...

    Barbara Reeves

    Barbara A. Reeves, Esq. serves as a mediator and arbitrator in complex business and employment li...

    Benoît Pasquier

    Founder & Attorney at Law - BP Sports Law Benoît Pasquier is a Swiss qualified and regist...

    Blondel Thompson

    Blondel Thompson is a barrister at St Philips Chambers. She grew up in a household of athletes, s...

    David Benck

    Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Hibbett Sports Mr. Benck is a dual US/Luxembourg...

    David Wu

    Partner, Llinks Law Offices David is a Partner at Llinks Law Offices in China. He leads the s...

    Dr. Jakub Laskowski

    Director of Legal & Sport Administration, Legia Warszawa dr Jakub Laskowski, attorney-at-...

    Dr. Jan Räker

    Senior General Counsel, VfB Stuttgart Jan has been full-time Seni­or Gen­er­al Co...

    Dr. Leanne O’Leary

    Senior Lecturer in Law, Edge Hill University Leanne is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Edge Hill ...

    Efraim Barak

    Efraim Barak was born in Argentina (1957) but lives most of his life (since 1964) in Israel, wher...

    Emin Özkurt

    Managing Partner, Özkurt Law Offices This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Emin ÖZKURT is Managing Partner at ...

    Espen Auberg

    Partner, Advokatfirmaet Nova DA Espen is a Norwegian attorney-at-law who specializes in sport...

    Fabio Iudica

    Fabio Iudica specialises in national and international sports law. He carries out consultancy act...

    Frans de Weger

    Chairman, FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber & Partner/Founder, BMDW Advocaten Frans de Wege...

    Gareth Farrelly

    Senior Associate, Bermans Gareth joined Bermans in 2018, following qualification as a commerc...

    Hon. Hugh L. Fraser

    Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master, JAMS, Former regional senior justice for the Eas...

    Janie Soubliere

    Principal, Soubliere Sports Law Janie acts as Legal Counsel and Consultant in anti-doping, sa...

    Jordi López Batet

    Jordi López Batet is a partner at Statim Legal, SLP. Till the end of 2022, he had been a partner ...

    Joshua Gordon

    Faculty Athletics Representative, University of Oregon Joshua A. Gordon, JD, MA is a leading ...

    Kwadjo Adjepong

    Panel Member, Sport Resolutions Kwadjo Adjepong has been a lawyer for over 20 years and is an...

    Lars Hilliger

    Lars Hilliger is one of Denmark’s leading attorneys in Danish and international sports law, provi...

    Laura Abrahamson

    Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master, JAMS Ms. Abrahamson has experience as an arb...

    Luigi Fumagalli

    Luigi Fumagalli is professor of International law at the Law Faculty of the “Università degli Stu...

    Maidie E Oliveau

    Counsel, Arent Fox Maidie is a counsel at Arent Fox. Her practice focuses on sports-related t...

    Mark Hovell

    Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP Mark is a highly experienced sports lawyer and insolvency prac...

    Markus Manninen

    Markus is a partner at Hanness Snellman. He focuses on compliance, M&A and company law relate...

    Martina Christina Spreitzer-Kropiunik

    Professional Positions Vice President, Criminal Court Vienna Arbitrator, Court of Arbitration f...

    Massimo Coccia

    Massimo Coccia is founding partner of Coccia De Angelis & Associati law firm. He holds a J.D....

    Michael Beloff KC  

    Michael Beloff KC has appeared in international commercial arbitrations (in London, Brussels, Gen...

    Patrice Brunet

    Founder & Managing Director, patrice.brunet.avocats Boasting three decades of experience,...

    Pekka Aho

    Pekka is currently a counsel at the Helsinki based law firm Dottir Attorneys and an arbitrator at...

    Prof Yoshihisa Hayakawa

    Professor of Law, Rikkyo University Yoshihisa Hayakawa serves as a professor of law at Rikkyo...

    Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas

    Ulrich Haas is Professor of Civil Procedure and Civil Law at the University of Zurich. Ulrich's w...

    Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder

    Partner, Barandun AG & Alternate Judge at Appellate Court of Valais/Wallis Raphaëlle Favr...

    Ricardo de Buen Rodriguez

    Founder & Managing Partner, de Buen Rodríguez Abogados, S.C Founding and Managing Partner...

    Roberto Barracco

    Judge, NDRC/CNRD, Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) & Head of Research. CBF Academy ...

    Stephen Townley

    Stephen Townley is a lawyer, businessman and seasoned ADR professional with extensive expertise r...

    Steve Bainbridge

    Partner, Squire Patton Boggs Steve Bainbridge is a partner in the Dubai office and head of Sp...

    Takuya Yamazaki

    Founder & Managing Partner, Field-R Law Takuya Yamazaki gained his LLB from Waseda Univer...

    Vladimir Novak

    lad Novak’s practice focuses on EU and global foreign direct investment control, EU, U.S., and in...

    Advocates

    Adam Taylor

    Adam qualified in the UK as a barrister and practised in London at a leading set of chambers, bef...

    Áine Power

    Deputy Legal Director at the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), she is an Irish qualified ...

    Alastair Campbell

    Alastair is a sports lawyer and partner at Level.  He acts for clients in the sports sector...

    Alexander Engelhard

    Alexander Engelhard is a dispute resolution and commercial lawyer advocating before state courts ...

    Alistair McHenry

    Director of Dispute Resolution, Restructuring & Sport, Walker Morris LLP Alistair is the ...

    Andreas Desyllas

    Andreas Desyllas is a lawyer admitted at the Athens Bar Association and currently occupied in a p...

    Andrew Moroney

    Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs Andrew is a Senior Associate in Squire Patton Boggs’ gl...

    Andrew Smith

    Barrister, Matrix Chambers Andrew is a barrister practising from Matrix Chambers in London. ...

    Anna Thorstenson

    With over 13 years of experience in the sports law field, Anna has extensive cross border legal b...

    Brianna Quinn

    I am a partner in Bird & Bird's Sydney office, working in the Media, Entertainment and Sports...

    Christopher Stoner QC

    Chris specialises in both property litigation and the regulatory/disciplinary aspects of sports l...

    Claude Ramoni

    Claude Ramoni has been a founding partner of Libra Law since 2009. He is a lawyer at the bar of t...

    Cliodhna Guy

    Interim Chief Executive Officer Head of Licensing, Legal & Compliance (Legal Counsel), The Ir...

    David Edet

    David Edet is an Associate Counsel in the dispute resolution and international arbitration practi...

    Dr. David Stadtfeld

    David is a senior associate at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein.  Admitted to the German bar 202...

    Hannah Kent

    Associate, Onside Law Hannah works in the Disputes and Regulatory team at Onside Law. She act...

    Jaime Cambreleng Contreras

    Jaime is a partner at Cavaliero & Associates where he joined in 2022 after having worked for ...

    James Kitching

    Independent Consultant & Former Director of Football Regulatory, FIFA James Kitching is a...

    Jarrett Huang

    Jarret Huang, Lecturer in Law at Trinity College, University of Oxford Jarret is a Lecturer in L...

    Jiri Janak

    Attorney-at-law specialising in the fields of sports law, civil and procedure law, and business l...

    John Shea

    Senior Associate, Lewis Silkin John is deputy co-head of Lewis Silkin’s sports group and advi...

    Josep Vandellos

    Founder/Partner, Vandellos Sports Law Josep is an independent lawyer with extensive experienc...

    Joshua Charalambous

    Senior Associate, RPC Josh is a sports, disputes and commercial lawyer at the international l...

    Kate Porter

    Partner, Vela Wood P.C Kate Porter is a partner and head of the sports practice at Vela Wood ...

    Lindsay Brandon

    Associate, Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs Lindsay is a practicing associate at the Law Offic...

    Louis Weston

    Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers Louis is a Barrister practising from chambers at Outer Templ...

    Paul Greene

    Founder, Global Sports Advocates Paul J. Greene, the founder of Global Sports Advocates, is r...

    Richard Bush

    Partner, Bird & Bird LLP Richard Bush is a partner in the Sports Group at international l...
    Richard Liddell QC profile image

    Richard Liddell KC

    Queen’s Counsel, 4 New Square Richard Liddell KC’s practice primarily covers four areas: comm...

    Robert McTernaghan

    Barrister, Bar of Ireland Robert is barrister in private practice, he works in both jurisdict...

    Rupert Beloff

    Barrister, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square and King’s Chambers Rupert is a barrister and a member of 4-...

    Rustam Sethna

    Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP Rustam is an Associate on the sports law team at Mills &...

    Sarah Hartley

    Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP Sarah Hartley is a Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Pa...

    Shadman Mostafa

    I am an award winning Legal Practitioner, currently working as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law a...

    Steven Flynn

    Barrister, Kings Chambers & 2 Temple Gardens Steven is a specialist sports law barrister ...

    Sven Demeulemeester

    Founder, Atfield Sven is the founder at Atfield. He is a labour and social security lawyer wh...

    Theo Barclay

    Theo Barclay is a commercial barrister at 4 New Square. He focuses on sports litigation, particul...

    Tiran Gunawardena

    I am an experienced regulatory sports lawyer, working as a Senior Associate in Media, Entertainme...

    Vidushpat Singhania

    Managing Partner, Krida Legal Vidushpat is the managing partner at Krida Legal and is an advo...
  • Registration

    Teams consist of two team members per team. Register your team.  Registrations open on 1 August 2023 and close on 21 January 2024. 

    Multiple teams from a single university can register for the competition.

    The entry fee per team is £100.

    Financial assistance - a  team can qualify for financial assistance to enter the competition please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if you are eligible for financial support. The forms of financial assistance that will be provided are waiver of the costs of the entry fee (whether in part or in full) or a reasonable contribution towards the cost of travelling (limited to flights/trains and accommodation) to the in-person semi-finals and finals of the competition for teams that qualify for these stages limited to an amount of £500 per team. 

    Student status - Students cannot enter if they have been licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction at the time of registration. Students must be registered as a student (full or part time) in an accredited institution of higher learning at the time of registration.

  • Schedule

    01 August 2023

    Competition registration opened

    21 September 2023

    Release of moot problem & moot rules

    21 September - 14 November 2023

    Period for moot problem clarification questions

    21 January 2024

    Written submission deadline (registration closes)

    23 January - 5 February 2024

    Oral qualification rounds

    12 February 2024

    Results announced for qualification rounds

    26 February - 10 March  2024

    1st oral rounds (online) top 16 teams

    • Europe
    • North America, Central & South America and Caribbean
    • Asia, Middle East & Oceania
    • Africa
    11 March 2024

    1st round results announced

    01 March 2024

    Moot problem released for quarter-finals, semi-finals & finals

    12 - 13 April 2024

    SLAM Grand Finals & Sports Law Seminar

    (in person at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland)

  • Finals & Conference

    The SLAM 2024 Grand Final is held at the  12 - 13 April 2024 at the Court of Arbtration for Sport, Lausanne, Switzerland. 

    The final round and award ceremony are held at the end of a special sports law conference for competitors and leading lawyers, academics and exectuives from the sports world. 

  • Participating Universities

    The following universities have registered teams (with some having multiple teams) for the 5th Edition of SLAM:

    1. Tehran University, Iran
    2. University of Brasilia, Brazil
    3. BPP University, UK
    4. Bologna University, Italy
    5. Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, USA
    6. Kharazmi University, Iran
    7. Ghent University, Belgium
    8. SMU Dedman School of Law, USA
    9. The law school of Tanzania, Tanzania
    10. Australian National University, Australia
    11. King’s College London, UK
    12. University of Ljubljana Faculty of Law, Slovenia
    13. The University of Lagos, Nigeria
    14. P. Jindal Global University, India
    15. University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    16. Kenyatta University, Kenya
    17. University of Law, UK
    18. Nigerian Law School, Nigeria
    19. University of Chicago, USA
    20. China University of Political Science and Law, China
    21. University of Kent, UK
    22. Faculty of Law University of Maribor, Slovenia
    23. Edge Hill University, UK
    24. University of Exeter, UK
    25. UCLA School of Law, USA
    26. University of Essex, UK
    27. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko- Ondo state, Nigeria
    28. Waseda University, Japan
    29. University of Rijeka, Croatia
    30. Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
    31. Farabi University affiliated with University of Tehran, Iran
    32. The University of Adelaide, Australia
    33. ISDE, Spain
    34. School of Excellence in Law, The Tamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University, India
    35. Institut D'Etudes Francophones - Université Paris XIII, France
  • Judges

    All the judges have extensive experience as either arbitrators at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and other arbitral bodies, or they are experienced advocates in sports dispute resolution and at CAS.  The judges from the quarter-final rounds onwards are all experienced CAS arbitrators. 

    We would like to thank our judges for their overwhelming support and for giving-up their time freely to help the next generation of sports lawyers realise their potential.

    CAS Arbitrators

    Alexis Schoeb

    Alexis Schoeb is a partner at Peter & Kim, an international law firm based in Switzerland, Ko...

    André Brantjes

    André has been a lawyer since 1987 and is the managing partner of Amsterdam based boutique law fi...

    Anthony Lo Surdo SC

    Barrister, Arbitrator & Mediator, 8 Wentworth Chambers Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a barr...

    Barbara Reeves

    Barbara A. Reeves, Esq. serves as a mediator and arbitrator in complex business and employment li...

    Benoît Pasquier

    Founder & Attorney at Law - BP Sports Law Benoît Pasquier is a Swiss qualified and regist...

    Blondel Thompson

    Blondel Thompson is a barrister at St Philips Chambers. She grew up in a household of athletes, s...

    David Benck

    Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Hibbett Sports Mr. Benck is a dual US/Luxembourg...

    David Wu

    Partner, Llinks Law Offices David is a Partner at Llinks Law Offices in China. He leads the s...

    Dr. Jakub Laskowski

    Director of Legal & Sport Administration, Legia Warszawa dr Jakub Laskowski, attorney-at-...

    Dr. Jan Räker

    Senior General Counsel, VfB Stuttgart Jan has been full-time Seni­or Gen­er­al Co...

    Dr. Leanne O’Leary

    Senior Lecturer in Law, Edge Hill University Leanne is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Edge Hill ...

    Efraim Barak

    Efraim Barak was born in Argentina (1957) but lives most of his life (since 1964) in Israel, wher...

    Emin Özkurt

    Managing Partner, Özkurt Law Offices This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Emin ÖZKURT is Managing Partner at ...

    Espen Auberg

    Partner, Advokatfirmaet Nova DA Espen is a Norwegian attorney-at-law who specializes in sport...

    Fabio Iudica

    Fabio Iudica specialises in national and international sports law. He carries out consultancy act...

    Frans de Weger

    Chairman, FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber & Partner/Founder, BMDW Advocaten Frans de Wege...

    Gareth Farrelly

    Senior Associate, Bermans Gareth joined Bermans in 2018, following qualification as a commerc...

    Hon. Hugh L. Fraser

    Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master, JAMS, Former regional senior justice for the Eas...

    Janie Soubliere

    Principal, Soubliere Sports Law Janie acts as Legal Counsel and Consultant in anti-doping, sa...

    Jordi López Batet

    Jordi López Batet is a partner at Statim Legal, SLP. Till the end of 2022, he had been a partner ...

    Joshua Gordon

    Faculty Athletics Representative, University of Oregon Joshua A. Gordon, JD, MA is a leading ...

    Kwadjo Adjepong

    Panel Member, Sport Resolutions Kwadjo Adjepong has been a lawyer for over 20 years and is an...

    Lars Hilliger

    Lars Hilliger is one of Denmark’s leading attorneys in Danish and international sports law, provi...

    Laura Abrahamson

    Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master, JAMS Ms. Abrahamson has experience as an arb...

    Luigi Fumagalli

    Luigi Fumagalli is professor of International law at the Law Faculty of the “Università degli Stu...

    Maidie E Oliveau

    Counsel, Arent Fox Maidie is a counsel at Arent Fox. Her practice focuses on sports-related t...

    Mark Hovell

    Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP Mark is a highly experienced sports lawyer and insolvency prac...

    Markus Manninen

    Markus is a partner at Hanness Snellman. He focuses on compliance, M&A and company law relate...

    Martina Christina Spreitzer-Kropiunik

    Professional Positions Vice President, Criminal Court Vienna Arbitrator, Court of Arbitration f...

    Massimo Coccia

    Massimo Coccia is founding partner of Coccia De Angelis & Associati law firm. He holds a J.D....

    Michael Beloff KC  

    Michael Beloff KC has appeared in international commercial arbitrations (in London, Brussels, Gen...

    Patrice Brunet

    Founder & Managing Director, patrice.brunet.avocats Boasting three decades of experience,...

    Pekka Aho

    Pekka is currently a counsel at the Helsinki based law firm Dottir Attorneys and an arbitrator at...

    Prof Yoshihisa Hayakawa

    Professor of Law, Rikkyo University Yoshihisa Hayakawa serves as a professor of law at Rikkyo...

    Prof. Dr. Ulrich Haas

    Ulrich Haas is Professor of Civil Procedure and Civil Law at the University of Zurich. Ulrich's w...

    Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder

    Partner, Barandun AG & Alternate Judge at Appellate Court of Valais/Wallis Raphaëlle Favr...

    Ricardo de Buen Rodriguez

    Founder & Managing Partner, de Buen Rodríguez Abogados, S.C Founding and Managing Partner...

    Roberto Barracco

    Judge, NDRC/CNRD, Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) & Head of Research. CBF Academy ...

    Stephen Townley

    Stephen Townley is a lawyer, businessman and seasoned ADR professional with extensive expertise r...

    Steve Bainbridge

    Partner, Squire Patton Boggs Steve Bainbridge is a partner in the Dubai office and head of Sp...

    Takuya Yamazaki

    Founder & Managing Partner, Field-R Law Takuya Yamazaki gained his LLB from Waseda Univer...

    Vladimir Novak

    lad Novak’s practice focuses on EU and global foreign direct investment control, EU, U.S., and in...

    Advocates

    Adam Taylor

    Adam qualified in the UK as a barrister and practised in London at a leading set of chambers, bef...

    Áine Power

    Deputy Legal Director at the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), she is an Irish qualified ...

    Alastair Campbell

    Alastair is a sports lawyer and partner at Level.  He acts for clients in the sports sector...

    Alexander Engelhard

    Alexander Engelhard is a dispute resolution and commercial lawyer advocating before state courts ...

    Alistair McHenry

    Director of Dispute Resolution, Restructuring & Sport, Walker Morris LLP Alistair is the ...

    Andreas Desyllas

    Andreas Desyllas is a lawyer admitted at the Athens Bar Association and currently occupied in a p...

    Andrew Moroney

    Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs Andrew is a Senior Associate in Squire Patton Boggs’ gl...

    Andrew Smith

    Barrister, Matrix Chambers Andrew is a barrister practising from Matrix Chambers in London. ...

    Anna Thorstenson

    With over 13 years of experience in the sports law field, Anna has extensive cross border legal b...

    Brianna Quinn

    I am a partner in Bird & Bird's Sydney office, working in the Media, Entertainment and Sports...

    Christopher Stoner QC

    Chris specialises in both property litigation and the regulatory/disciplinary aspects of sports l...

    Claude Ramoni

    Claude Ramoni has been a founding partner of Libra Law since 2009. He is a lawyer at the bar of t...

    Cliodhna Guy

    Interim Chief Executive Officer Head of Licensing, Legal & Compliance (Legal Counsel), The Ir...

    David Edet

    David Edet is an Associate Counsel in the dispute resolution and international arbitration practi...

    Dr. David Stadtfeld

    David is a senior associate at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein.  Admitted to the German bar 202...

    Hannah Kent

    Associate, Onside Law Hannah works in the Disputes and Regulatory team at Onside Law. She act...

    Jaime Cambreleng Contreras

    Jaime is a partner at Cavaliero & Associates where he joined in 2022 after having worked for ...

    James Kitching

    Independent Consultant & Former Director of Football Regulatory, FIFA James Kitching is a...

    Jarrett Huang

    Jarret Huang, Lecturer in Law at Trinity College, University of Oxford Jarret is a Lecturer in L...

    Jiri Janak

    Attorney-at-law specialising in the fields of sports law, civil and procedure law, and business l...

    John Shea

    Senior Associate, Lewis Silkin John is deputy co-head of Lewis Silkin’s sports group and advi...

    Josep Vandellos

    Founder/Partner, Vandellos Sports Law Josep is an independent lawyer with extensive experienc...

    Joshua Charalambous

    Senior Associate, RPC Josh is a sports, disputes and commercial lawyer at the international l...

    Kate Porter

    Partner, Vela Wood P.C Kate Porter is a partner and head of the sports practice at Vela Wood ...

    Lindsay Brandon

    Associate, Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs Lindsay is a practicing associate at the Law Offic...

    Louis Weston

    Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers Louis is a Barrister practising from chambers at Outer Templ...

    Paul Greene

    Founder, Global Sports Advocates Paul J. Greene, the founder of Global Sports Advocates, is r...

    Richard Bush

    Partner, Bird & Bird LLP Richard Bush is a partner in the Sports Group at international l...
    Richard Liddell QC profile image

    Richard Liddell KC

    Queen’s Counsel, 4 New Square Richard Liddell KC’s practice primarily covers four areas: comm...

    Robert McTernaghan

    Barrister, Bar of Ireland Robert is barrister in private practice, he works in both jurisdict...

    Rupert Beloff

    Barrister, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square and King’s Chambers Rupert is a barrister and a member of 4-...

    Rustam Sethna

    Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP Rustam is an Associate on the sports law team at Mills &...

    Sarah Hartley

    Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP Sarah Hartley is a Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Pa...

    Shadman Mostafa

    I am an award winning Legal Practitioner, currently working as a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law a...

    Steven Flynn

    Barrister, Kings Chambers & 2 Temple Gardens Steven is a specialist sports law barrister ...

    Sven Demeulemeester

    Founder, Atfield Sven is the founder at Atfield. He is a labour and social security lawyer wh...

    Theo Barclay

    Theo Barclay is a commercial barrister at 4 New Square. He focuses on sports litigation, particul...

    Tiran Gunawardena

    I am an experienced regulatory sports lawyer, working as a Senior Associate in Media, Entertainme...

    Vidushpat Singhania

    Managing Partner, Krida Legal Vidushpat is the managing partner at Krida Legal and is an advo...
  • Final Judges

    All the judges have extensive experience as either arbitrators at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and other arbitral bodies, or they are experienced advocates in sports dispute resolution and at CAS.  The judges from the quarter-final rounds onwards are all experienced CAS arbitrators. 

    We would like to thank our judges for their overwhelming support and for giving-up their time freely to help the next generation of sports lawyers realise their potential.

    Grand Finals Judges SLAM 2023 - 4th Edition

    The Semi-Finals and Grand Final of SLAM 2023 (4th Edition) will be taking place in person on the 22 April 2023 at the Court of Arbitration of Sport, Lausanne. The finals judges are:

    Michael Beloff KC  

    Michael Beloff KC has appeared in international commercial arbitrations (in London, Brussels, Geneva and Monte Carlo), and sat as a commercial a...

    Martina Christina Spreitzer-Kropiunik

    Professional Positions Vice President, Criminal Court Vienna Arbitrator, Cou...

    Mark Hovell

    Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP...
  • Prizes

    1. All teams that entered had the opportunity to attend training from experienced arbitrators and advocates on:

      1. Writting submission
      2. Oral advocacy
    2. The 2nd placed team will receive £1,000 prize money + tickets to LawInSport's Annual Conference or Football Law Conference.

    3. The winners of SLAM will receive £1,500 prize money + tickets to LawInSport's Annual Conference or Football Law Conference.

  • Judge Registration

    If you are a CAS Arbitrator and would be interested in supporting this competition please complete the following registration form. We wish to ensure that we have enough Arbitrators to evaluate the written submissions, and we will need to fill at least 45 oral argument arbitrator positions.  

    The registration form seeks your interest in any of the phases of SLAM and your availability.

  • Sponsors

    Grand Finals Venue Host

    2023 Winners Prize & Inclusion Sponsors

    ASD Law

    JAMS

    Supporters

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  • History

    SLAM is a not-for-profit competition with the entry fees being used to fund the administrative and organisational costs (including travel assistance for finalists if needed) as well as the education of participants.

    SLAM has been designed to make sports arbitration more inclusive and diverse, so that no matter where you are located or your financial circumstances you will be able to participate. 

    SLAM was founded in 2019 by SportLex - Sports Law Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and supported by LawInSport since its conception. SLAM has been a LawInSport event since 2021.

    Blaz Tomazin Bolcar, founder of SportLaw and co-founder of SLAM said: “It was great to see students competing in the SLAM event with a true passion for sports law. This is the very essence of the competition. I am happy to see SLAM developing into one of the best law moot competitions in the world. ” 

    Sean Cottrell, Co-Founder of LawInSport, added: “Last year’s competition was a privilege to organise and host. We were able to give students from around the world the opportunity to develop and showcase their ability in front of the world’s leading advocates and CAS arbitrators.  This competition is a showcase for the next generation of lawyers with an interest in law in sport no matter where they are from or where they are studying.

    The CAS arbitrators commented on the high quality of advocacy and we are looking forward to finding more brilliant students in this year’s competition.

    I would encourage students to apply to be part of this year's competition as this truly is a rare and valuable opportunity to learn and develop relationships in the industry.” 

    Over the last few year's SLAM was a huge success with:

    • 120 teams enter from 20+ countries
    • 80 Teams attend written submission and oral advocacy training session
    • 30 CAS Arbitrators & 40 advocates, from 20 countries, judged the written submissions. 23 CAS arbitrators judged the oral rounds (which were all judged solely by CAS arbitrators)

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    Teams Entered - SLAM 2023

    Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, Ondo state Nigeria
    Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
    Chanakya National Law University, Patna, India
    Charles University Faculty of Law, Czechia
    City, University of London, United Kingdom
    Daystar University, Kenya
    Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
    ESADE Law & Business School, Spain
    Ghent University, Belgium
    Gulu university, Uganda
    Maastricht University, Netherlands
    Erasmus program (YUFE), University of Rijeka, Croatia
    ISDE, Spain
    Islamic University In Uganda, Uganda
    Makerere University, Uganda
    Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom,
    Moi University, Kenya
    Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
    OP Jindal Global University, India
    Panthéon-Assas University Paris II, France
    Penn State Law, United States of America
    Singapore University Of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore
    Swansea University, Wales
    Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
    University of Bucharest, Romania
    University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    University of Lagos, Nigeria
    University of Law, London, United Kingdom,
    University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law, Slovenia
    University of Nairobi, School of Law, Kenya
    Wuhan University, China

    Quarter-Finalists For 4th SLAM

    University of Ghent, Belgium

    University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

    O.P. Jindal Global University, India

    Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore

    Moi University

    University of Lausanne

    ESADE Law & Business School 

    University of Nairobi

    * Note the University of Nairobi qualified for the semi-finals, however, due to issues with travel documentation, we regret that the team was not able to progress to the semi-finals.

    Semi-Finalists For 4th SLAM

    University of Ghent, Belgium

    University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

    O.P. Jindal Global University, India

    Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore

    Finalists For 4th SLAM

    University of Ghent, Belgium

    O.P. Jindal Global University, India

    Winners of 4th SLAM 2023

    O.P. Jindal Global University, India

    Quarter-Finals Judges

    Panel 1

    Dr. Jakub Laskowski - Director of Legal & Sport Administration, Legia Warszawa
    David Wu
     - Partner, Llinks Law Offices
    Prof. Luigi Fumigalli 
    - Professor, State University of Milan

    Panel 2

    Janie Soublière - Principal, Soubliere Sport Law
    Yoshihisa Hayakawa 
    - Professor of Law, Rikkyo University & Partner, Uryu & Itoga
    Maciej Balazinski 
    - Owner, Kancelaria Prawna Maciej Bałaziński i Współpracownicy

    Panel 3

    Benoit Pasquier - Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys
    Takuya Yamazaki
     - Founder & Managing Partner, Field-R
    Ricardo de Buen
     - Managing Partner, De Buen Law

    Panel 4

    Laura Abrahamson - Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master, JAMS
    Prof. Dr. Ulrich G. Haas - Professor, University of Zurich
    Patrice Brunet
     - Founder and Managing Director of patrice.brunet.avocats

    Semi-Finals & Finals Judges

    Michael Beloff KC
    Barrister, Blackstone Chambers

    Martina Spreitzer-Kropiunik
     Vice President, Criminal Court Vienna

    Mark Hovell
    Head of Sport & Partner, Mills & Reeve

    Frans de Weger
    Chairman, FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber & Partner/Founder, BMDW Advocaten

    Ricardo de Buen
    Founding & Managing Partner, De Buen Law

    Stephen Townley
    JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Neutral Evaluator, Hearing Officer

    Jeffrey Benz
    Mediator Arbitrator Referee Special Master, JAMS & Door Tenant, 4 New Square

  • Organising Committee

    SLAM is organised by:

    • Sean Cottrell, CEO & Co-Founder, LawInSport
    • Manan Agrawal, Editor, LawInSport
    • Blaz Tomazin Bolcar, founder of SportLaw and co-founder of SLAM
    • Jeffrey Benz, Attorney, Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator, JAMS/4 New Square Chambers/Court of Arbitration for Sport

    All organisers and judges give up their time freely and do not receive any financial remmuneration from their roles in the Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM).