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Football Law Digital Conference 2021


LawInSport's Football Law Digital conference brings together leading lawyers and executives, from 20+ countries to discuss the most important legal developments in the football industry on the 20-27 May 2021. 

We hope that those working in, or aspiring to work in, the sector will be able to use and apply this knowledge to help the sport navigate through this difficult period and be stronger for it in the long term.  


Anyone with an interest in the legal and commercial frameworks and the developments that impact on football including:  In-house counsel. Sports executives and administrators, Agents, Coaches, Current and former players, Private practice lawyers, Academics & Students. 


The panel schedule may be subject to change due to speaker availability.   

Thursday 20 May 2020

  • Football governance: Ensuring effective regulations of owners, directors & officials - 14:00
  • Fans: fan representation and club ownership - 16:00

Friday 21 May 2021

  • Safeguarding/Guardians: Developments in safeguarding - 09:00
  • Academies: Legal considerations for football academies - 14:00
  • Discrimination: How are football regulations evolving to deal with racism? - 16:00

Monday 24 May 2021

  • Betting: Who has the right to real-time sports data? - 09:00
  • Finance - Legal consideration when financing clubs - 14:00
  • Corruption: how is football responding to increasingly sophisticated bad actors - 16:00

Tuesday 25 May 2021

  • Player injuries: who is liable for injuries to players - Olympics & COVID - 09:00
  • Agents: legal considerations and regulatory update - 14:00
  • Players contracts: who has the rights & ability to amend agency and playing contracts - 16:00


      Wednesday 26 May 2021

      • Succession of clubs: the legal issues from clubs financial crisis & CAS decisions - 09:00
      • Betting: reconciling commercialisation and regulation of sports betting in football - 14:00
      • Financial Solidarity: Financial Fair Play, salary caps, & competitive balance - 16:00 


         Thursday 27 May 2021

        • In-house counsel: How to build an effective legal team in a football - 09:00 BST
        • Media rights: Negotiating and drafting of media rights agreements - an international perspective - 14:00 BST
        • Commercialising Digital Assets: Opportunities & threats from new digital revenue streams - NFTs - 16:00 BST


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        General Admission

        • Standard ticket:                                                   £140+VAT 
        • LIS Plus (with annual membership) ticket:     £90+VAT

        Student rate (50% discount) only for FULL TIME STUDENTS

        • Standard student ticket:                                     £70+VAT
          Use the coupon code 'Footylaw21Stu' when you are logged into your account.

        • LIS Plus (with annual membership) ticket:     £45+VAT
          Use the coupon code 'Footylaw21StuPlus' when you are logged into your account.

        **We are checking each student status as a full-time student before the conference starts.
        If you purchase a student when you are not Full-Time Student (i.e. a working student) you will be prevented from viewing the conference until the balance is paid.


        Full-Time Current a Former Athlete/ManagersCoaches = FREE  
        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 or have played for. This does not apply if you work in professional services.

        A full price ticket equates to less than £7 per session, £2 per session for full-time students and free for former and current professional players. Therefore we are not offering any further discounts.

        *Discounts are applied automatically during the registration and checkout. 

        **Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable.

        For all other inquiries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

        Each attendee only needs to register once for the Conference and they will receive registration details for each session advance of the event.

        Webinars will be scheduled to UK time (between 2-7pm UK time), so block your calendars accordingly.


        Professional Development

        The conference offers over 12 hours of self-accredited CPD. Certificates of attendance will be provide.

        Attendees can get a full certificate of attendance even if they have not been able watch live providing they have watch the full recordings of each session. 



        14 Sports Law
        3 Hare Court Chambers
        39 Essex Chambers
        3Fold Global Management
        4 New Square
        5RB Barristers
        7 Bedford Row
        90 Minute Cynic
        A&L Goodbody
        AAVL Group
        Addleshaw Goddard
        Advantage Rule LLC
        Akinwunmi & Busari
        Alexiou Fisher Philipps
        All India Football Federation
        Allen & Overy LLP
        Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Law Firm, Japan
        Anglia Ruskin University
        Applex Attorneys Ltd
        Ararat - Armenia Football Club
        Arent Fox
        Arsenal FC
        Asian Football Confederation
        Axia Sports and Media Group Limited
        Back-4 Sports
        Badminton World Federation
        Bär & Karrer AG
        BCL Solicitors LLP
        BDC Associati
        Bellver Sports
        Bermans (and Ex-Premier League Player)
        Berryman Prime, LLC
        Beswicks Legal
        Bichara e Motta Advogados
        Bird & Bird
        Blackburn Rovers Football and Athletic Limited
        Blackstone Chambers
        Bolcar Law Office
        BowerCotton&Shylov Law Firm
        BPP Law School
        Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
        Browne Craine
        Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
        Budzowska Fiutowski i Partnerzy. Radcowie Prawni
        Camargos, Melo, Moraes e Mendonça Advogados
        Celtic Football Club
        Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS
        Charles Russell Speechlys
        Chelsea FC
        Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co. LLC
        Chukyo University
        City Football Group
        Clifford Chance LLP
        Clintons Solicitors
        CMB-Sociedade de Advogados, R.L.
        Control Risks
        Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP
        Creative Artists Agency
        Credit Suisse
        CRN Sports Consultancy Ltd
        Crowe U.K. LLP
        Crown Talent Group
        Crystal Palace F.C.
        CTP International
        Culebro Abogados
        Dahl Law Firm
        Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP
        De Kempenaer Advocaten
        De Montfort University
        De Novo
        Deans Court Chambers
        Deloitte LLP 
        Derby County FC
        DFL Deutsche Fussball Liga GmbH
        Digby Brown
        Discovery Corporate Services Limited
        DLA Piper
        Dundee United FC
        Edge Hill University
        Effori Sports Law
        eleven & law
        Elhage Stentler Consultancy
        Ellis Jones Solicitors
        ELSA LEX
        Endeavour (IMG Football)
        English Football Association
        ETC Tax
        EU Civil Servant and Member of the FIFA DRC
        European Club Association
        European Leagues
        Everton FC
        Ewen Law
        Expo 2020 Dubai
        FARE Network
        Farrer & Co
        FC ALVERCA
        FC Porto
        Federal Office of Police
        Field R Law
        Fishburn Sports Ltd
        FK Sarajevo
        Fletcher Sports Law
        Flexform Legal Services LImited
        Football Federation Australia
        Forensic Risk Alliance
        Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
        Fulham Football Club
        Furnival Chambers
        Garden Court Chambers
        German Football Agents Association
        Global Sports Advocates
        Grant Thornton UK
        Gregory Abrams Davidson
        Hamad bin Khalifa University
        Hamlins LLP
        Harbottle & Lewis
        Hardwick and Morris LLP
        Hausfeld & Co. LLP
        Heath Square Private Client Ltd
        Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors
        Hoffmann Liebs
        Hope Football Group
        Howard Kennedy
        Huddersfield Town Football Club
        Imagent inc.
        Inspired Thinkng Group (ITG) Limited
        Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia
        International Ice Hockey Federation
        IPS Law LLP
        Javelin Sports Consulting
        Jensen Scouting
        Jia Law Group
        Jin Mao Law Firm
        JMW Solicitors LLP
        Juventus FC Women
        Juventus Football Club
        K&L Gates
        K2 Intelligence
        Kellerhals Carrard
        Kenya Sports Disputes Tribunal
        Kheiron ProSport Ltd
        Kick it Out
        Kings Chambers
        lafranchi meyer attorneys at law
        Law Firm of Ingles Laurel Calderon
        Law firm Suljic LLC
        Law Office Bolcar
        Lechia Gdańsk S.A.
        Legia Warszawa SA
        Lentze Stopper Rechtsanwälte
        Level Law Limited
        Levy Kaufmann Kohler
        Lewis Silkin LLP
        Libra Law SA
        Linklaters LLP
        Lisbies Pro Finishing Workshop
        Littleton Chambers
        Liverpool University
        Livida Sport
        Lombardi Associates
        Loughborough University
        Luther Rechtsanwaltschaftsgesellschaft mbH
        Luton Town FC
        Maastricht University
        Mackrel Turner Garrett
        Mahmood Hussain Law Firm
        Maisto e Associati
        Málaga Club de Fútbol
        Manchester Metropolitan University
        Manchester United Football Club
        MAQS Advokatbyrå
        McCann FitzGerald
        Melchers Law
        Middlesbrough Football Club
        Mihai &Co Business Lawyers/ CABINET DE AVOCAT DAN MIHAI
        Miller Insurance Services LLP
        Mills & Reeve LLP
        Mishcon de Reya LLP
        Moraes e Mendonça Advogados
        Morgan Sports Law
        Move The Posts
        Muckle LLP
        National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
        National Dispute Resolution Chamber (CNRD) Head of Research, Confederação Brasileira de Futebol
        National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan
        Nicolaus Copernicus University
        NORDIA LAW
        Norges Fotballforbund
        North West University
        Northern Cricket Union
        Northridge Law LLP
        Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
        Norwich City Football Club
        Off Field Sports Consulting Ltd
        Onside Law
        Osborne Clarke
        Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
        Pit Stop Brand Consultancy
        Pitch International
        Premier League
        Premier Soccer League
        Prettys Solicitors
        PS Sports
        Puente Sur
        PUMA Group
        Punuka Attorney & Solicitors
        Real Madrid C.F.
        Reed Smith LLP
        Rock Sports Management
        Romanian Football Federation
        Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo
        Saffery Champness
        Saudi Arabian Football Federation
        Saudi Professional League
        Schweele Law Office
        SEG International BV
        Senn Ferrero, Associados Sports & Entertainment
        Serjeants Inn Chambers
        Shoosmiths LLP
        SILA International Lawyers
        Silverfish CSR
        Simmons & Simmons LLP
        Slaughter and May
        Souloukou & Partners Law Firm
        Southampton FC 
        Sporting Integrity
        Sports & Media
        Sports People's Think Tank
        Squire Patton Boggs (UK)
        Standard Chartered
        Stats Perform
        SuperFootball Ltd
        Sydney Mitchell LLP
        Symbiosis law school, Pune
        Tactic Connect
        Taylor Wessing
        Taylor Wessing LLP
        Tenet Compliance & Litigation Limited
        Tepper Sports (Carolina Panthers and Charlotte MLS 2021)
        The Association of West Block Blues
        The European Football Agents Association (“EFAA”)'
        The Football Association of Norway
        The Football Association of Wales
        The International Sports Law Journal
        The Sporting Way
        The Sports Consultancy Legal
        Thomas Cooper LLP
        TMI Associates
        Toranomon Kyodo Law Office
        Trinity College Dublin
        Triple S Sports & Entertainment Group Limited
        Triple S Sports Entertainment Group
        Tufan football club
        Unicef UK
        Unique Sports Management
        Université de Tours
        University of Chester
        University of Edinburgh
        University of Law
        University of Northampton
        University of Nottingham
        University of Portsmouth
        University of Pretoria
        University of Reading
        University of Strathclyde
        University of Zurich
        Uzbekistan Football Association
        Vandellos Sports Law
        Vassallo Group
        VfB Stuttgart 1893 AG
        Wasserman Media Group
        Watford FC
        Watson Farley & Williams (Middle East) LLP
        WeintTopp Soccer Sports Group
        Wiersma Mensonides Advocaten
        Wiggin LLP
        Willem II TIlburg
        Withers LLP
        Women In Football
        World Players Association


        What people said about the conference

        "The panels are all exceptional!"

        "The go-to conference to hear from the best-in-class minds on legal issues in football"
        - Josh Charalambous, Senior Associate, RPC

        "The team have done amazingly well to deliver such high quantity and - importantly - quality content, with such a diverse range of speakers in a digital format. Thank you."
        - Cat Watson, Pitch International

        "Gave me an opportunity to engage with the professionals from the football profession and be a part of an interesting debate regarding the current legislative developments of the industry."
        - Bogdan Oworuszko, Lechia Gdańsk S.A.

        "For genuine insight and interaction, in contrast to being able to brag that you were in room when some big shot stayed on message, sports lawyers and executives cannot do better than LawInSport programs."
        - Professor Stephen Ross, Professor of Law, Director, Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy, and Research

        "The conference has panels with some of the best people in the industry speaking. It is hugely informative"
        - Nick Humphreys, Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

         "A light in the end of the tunnel, that is what I believe FootyLaw20 meant to sports law this year. Congrats!"
        - Roberto de Palma Barracco, 

        "Informative and interactive in equal measure, stellar speakers in each session"
        -Joseph Pridmore 

        "The level of expertise and willingness to share experience is unparalleled."
        - Kevin Offer

        "Excellent content brought to life in the virtual world"
        - Adam Pendlebury, Senior Lecturer in Law, Edgehill Univeristy 

        "I have found the LawInSport Conference to be a really educative and engaging one dealing with real issues and preferring practical solutions"
        - Seyi Akinwunmi, Partner Akinwunmi & Busari LP, Lagos, Nigeria & USA

        "A fantastic conference with interesting speakers! A unique opportunity to engage with and learn from the best in the business."
        - Maximilian Wussler 

        ”Great conference with very interesting topics, covering nearly all the legal fields of the football industry, together with interesting and skilled speakers, to a very affordable price”
        - Karl Ole Möller, Partner, NORDIA Law

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        Event Properties

        Event Date 20-05-2021 9:00
        Event End Date 26-05-2021 22:00
        Individual Price £140+VAT


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