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Understand The Rules Of The Game 2022 - Annual Conference

Understand The Rules Of The Game 2022 - Annual Conference

The 8th edition of LawInSport’s Annual Conference ‘Understand The Rules Of The Game’ in collaboration with Women In Sports Law (WISLaw), will be held at the Royal Institution, Central London on 7th & 8th September 2022.

This two-day conference brings together over 250 leading sports lawyers, sports executives, academics, students and athletes to network and discuss the key issues and developments in international sports law.

You will be able to follow updates about the conference by using #LISconf22.

Here is the provisional agenda which may be subject to change depending on speaker schedules. 

Day 1

09:00 – 11:00 - WISLaw General Assembly

10:30 - 11:20 - Registration and networking

11:20 - 11:25 - Welcome speech

11:30 – 12:15 - PANEL 1 - Esports & competitive gaming - legal development

  • Emin ÖZKURT, Managing Partner, Özkurt Law Office
  • Alexander Inglot, Commissioner, ESL Pro League
  • Tom Murray, Founder, NIVO Management
  • Laura Ashworth-Cape, Head of Legal, Fnatic

12:20 – 13:05 - PANEL 2 - An update on the application of NFT's in sport

  • Dr. David Stadtfeld, Senior Associate, Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein & Ex Legal Counsel, Bundesliga
  • Nick Breen, Partner in Entertainment and Media Industry Group, Reed Smith LLP
  • Chris Bond, Editorial Director, LawInSport

13:05 – 14:10 - Lunch

14:10 - 14:55 - PANEL 3 - Human Rights 

  • Stephanie David, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
  • Nikki Dryden, Director and Human Rights Lawyer, Centre for Sport and Human Rights
  • Kat Craig, Human Rights Lawyer & CEO of sport and human rights consultancy Athlead, winner of the 2022 Sport Industry Integrity and Impact Award
  • Dr. Despina Mavromati, Attorney-at-law, BianchiSchwald & Lecturer, University of Lausanne
  • Ifeanyi Odogwu, Barrister, Matrix Chambers

15:00 – 15:45 - PANEL 4 - Transgender athlete regulations

  • Amanda Davies, Sports Anchor, CNN 
  • Nicola Newbegin, Barrister, Old Square Chambers
  • Tom Cross, Barrister, 11KBW
  • Olivia Amos, Associate, Northridge
  • Tim O'Connor BL, Barrister, The Irish Bar

15:45 - 16:30 - Coffee & refreshments

16:30 - 17:00 - PANEL 5 - Metaverse: Regulating and licensing issues in the Metaverse

  • Alex Kelham, Partner & Head of Sports Business Group, Lewis Silkin
  • Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate, RPC
  • Matt Santer, Sports, Media and Entertainment Solicitor, Armstrong Teasdale 
  • Mohit Pasricha, Partner & Head of Sports & Entertainment, Mackrell Solicitors

17:05 - 17:50 - PANEL 6 - Media Rights: Developments in selling and acquiring of sports media rights

  • Russell Johnstone, General Counsel, Consumer BT
  • Ian Smith, Former Director, Commercial & Operational Legal , FIFA
  • Daniel Alfreds, Head of Legal UK, Stats Perform 
  • John Berry, Senior Legal Counsel - Media Rights, TEAM Marketing AG
  • Sarah MacDonald, Partner, Wiggin LLP

17:50 – 21:00 - Closing day 1 & Drinks reception

Day 2

08:00 – 09:00 - WISLaw Breakfast Registration & networking breakfast (Careers)

08:30 - 10:15 - Private In-House Counsel Forum

  • Carrie Donaghy, Motorsport Legal Director at Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team will discuss how their legal team provide legal information to their executives to make decisions in a fast paced environment. An open forum to share best practice will follow this discussion.

9:00 – 10:30 - Networking Breakfast for all conference attendees

10:30 - 10:35 - Welcome speech

10:35 – 11:20 - PANEL 7 - New competitions & breakaway leagues

  • Adam Lewis QC, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers
  • Ricky Volante, CEO & Co-Founder, The Professional Collegiate League
  • Kate Porter, Partner, Vela Wood
  • Anand Patel, Managing Associate, Linklaters
  • Rowena Samarasinhe, CEO, World 12s & Partner, LEVEL 

11:25 - 12:20 - PANEL 8 - Key cases and developments - CAS, Sports Res, anti-doping, match-fixing, competition law

  • Jaime Cambreleng Contreras, Partner, Cavaliero & Associates & former Head of Litigation, FIFA
  • Brianna Quinn, Legal Counsel, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler
  • Maureen Weston, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University
  • Louis Weston, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers

12.20 – 13:30 - Networking & Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 - PANEL 9Ticketing: Regulating and implementing best practice for ticketing sports

  • Mike LLewellyn, Legal Director, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

14:05 - 14:55 - PANEL 10: Safe Sport: Creating a global body for safe sport 

  • Lindsay Brandon, Attorney, Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs
  • Katie Fudakowski, Partner, Safeguarding Unit Farrer & Co
  • Joyce Cook CBE OBE, Senior Advisor to the President’s Office (Safe Sport Entity), FIFA
  • Anne Tiivas OBE, Chair, Safe Sport International
  • Richard Bush, Partner, International Sports Group of Bird & Bird LLP

14:55 - 15.30 - Refreshments

15:30 - 16.15 - PANEL 11 - In-House Counsel Panel

  • Sara María Moreno, Legal Adviser, FIM - Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
  • Áine Power, Deputy Legal Director, Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI)
  • Erika Montemor Ferreira, Head of Players' Status, FIFA
  • Namrata Chatterjee, League Secretary, Indian Super League (ISL)

16:15 - 17:00 - Keynote interview - Michael Beloff QC on his new book 'MJBQC a Life within and Without the Law

17:00 – 21:00 - Closing remarks & Drinks reception

**Private - between 8.30-10:15am on Day 2 we are hosting a private In-House Counsel Forum exclusively for lawyers working within sports organisation and businesses.

Interactive Panel Discussions

The conference provides attendees with two full days of interactive panel discussions, with world leading experts discussing the contemporary legal issues impacting global sport.   


The LawInSport Annual conference is well known for its unparalleled networking opportunities, and this will be a theme that continues at this year’s conference. With over 6 hours of networking during the two days and two evenings of networking drinks, attendees will have dedicated time to network and meet with colleagues in the sector in a friendly and welcoming environment.


There is a limited number of places, therefore tickets are being sold on a first come first served basis. 

 Ticket Type  Standard
Price (£)


Plus/Academic/Corporate/ Member Price (£)

 Private Practice




 Full-Time -   Students



Please register for a Standard or Plus account and login when you are purchasing your ticket to ensure you can watch the video recordings and that you receive the correct ticket. 

**To purchase an in-house/academic ticket please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
** To be eligible for a student ticket you must be a full-time student before and at the time of the conference. If you purchase a student ticket when you are not a Full-Time Student (i.e. a working student) you will be prevented from entering the conference until the balance is paid and your membership may be revoked. To purchase a student ticket please email events@lawinsport with a copy of your student card and certificate/letter of attendance to receive the discount code. 

Full-Time Current  Athlete & Esports Players/Managers/Coaches = FREE. 
If you represent your country at the Olympics and Paralympics or you are a full-time professional athlete, manager or coach, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your details about the club or country you currently represent. If you are currently working in the professional services sector or you are in an executive position for a sports organisation you will not be eligible for a free ticket. 

Each attendee only needs to register once for the Conference and they will receive registration details for each session in advance of the event. Discounts are applied automatically during the registration and checkout. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable. 

Academic Membership Bulk Tickets - Our academic member institutions can receive a further discount on bulk tickets for their students. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

In the unlikely event of the British Government introducing new restrictions that require the conference to be postponed, tickets will be carried forward to the date of the rescheduled conference.   

Further Discounts

As with all LawInSport's activities we set the price to be as inclusive as possible. A full price ticket equates to less than 1 hour of  billable time for the majority of lawyers around the world. For students it is less than the price of a couple of cups of coffee for each session, and is less than 5% of the cost of many online courses. Therefore we hope you will understand why we do not offer any additional discounts.


10 hours self-certified CPD


Royal Institution of Great Britain, Green Park, Central London.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Attending Companies

  • 11KBW
  • 3 Hare Court
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • Advantage Rule LLC
  • Ambiel, Manssur, Belfiore, Gomes e Hanna Advogados
  • Ankura
  • Arena Racing Company
  • Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein
  • Athlead
  • Barandun AG
  • BBC
  • BCL Solicitors LLP
  • BianchiSchwald
  • Bird & Bird
  • Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Blackstone Chambers
  • Blaser Mills
  • BPP University
  • Bristol University
  • Brucher Thieltgen & Partners
  • Cambridge United FC
  • Cavaliero & Associates
  • Centre for Sport and Human Rights
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • CMS
  • CNN
  • Colchester United FC
  • Consumer BT
  • CSM Sport & Entertainment
  • DAC Beachcroft LLP
  • DCMS
  • De Montfort University
  • Dorna Sports SL
  • Ealing Trailfinders
  • Edge Hill University
  • ESL Pro League
  • EwenLaw
  • Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI)
  • FFL AS
  • FIFA
  • FIM - Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
  • Fnatic
  • Football Association of Indonesia
  • Football Legal
  • Freeths LLP
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Hamad bin Khalifa University
  • Hoffmann Liebs SPORTS LAW
  • Indian Super League (ISL)
  • International Ice Hockey Federation
  • ISDE
  • Juno Sports Tax
  • K&L Gates
  • Keane Legal
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • King and Spalding International LLP
  • Kroll
  • Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs
  • Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler
  • Lewis Silkin
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Livida Sport
  • Lubbock Fine
  • Mackrell.Solicitors
  • Maisto e Associati
  • Matrix Chambers
  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
  • MLL Legal
  • National Sports Tribunal
  • NIVO Management
  • Northridge Law LLP
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Old Square Chambers
  • Omnisports
  • Outer Temple Chambers
  • Özkurt Law Office
  • Parmars
  • Pepperdine University
  • PGA European Tour
  • Pitch International
  • Podium Analytics
  • Premier League
  • PwC LLP
  • Quastels LLP
  • Queen Mary University
  • Red Bull Media House
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • RPC
  • Safe Sport International
  • Safeguarding Unit Farrer & Co
  • Saffery Champness
  • Schelstraete
  • Sheridans
  • Sky News
  • Sky Sports UK
  • Sporting Integrity
  • Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP
  • Stats Perform
  • Stevens & Bolton LLP
  • TEAM Marketing AG
  • The Irish Bar
  • The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board
  • The Professional Collegiate League
  • TMT Law
  • UCFB
  • UK Sport
  • University of Kent
  • University of Law
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Sussex
  • Vela Wood
  • VISCHER Attorneys
  • VZLR
  • Wiggin LLP
  • WISLaw
  • Withers LLP
  • World 12's
  • World Athletics

Conference Images

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Event Properties

Event Date 07-09-2022 9:00
Event End Date 08-09-2022 21:00
Individual Price £596
Location The Royal Institution of Great Britain

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