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Football Law 2023 - Player Contracts, Agents, Tax And The Business Of Football

The 2023 Football Law Conference (6th Edition) will provide one full day of panel discussions and presentations, two evenings of networking opportunities and a workshop on player agency and tax. The conference provides a professional forum to meet and develop meaningful relationships with colleagues working in the sector. This year's event is being held in Manchester.

Who Should Attend

  • Sports executives and administrators (Club Secretaries, CEOs, CFOs, Directors, etc)
  • In-house counsel working at clubs, federations, sponsors, media companies, agencies
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Agents


There is a limited number of tickets, therefore they 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 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 & Former 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 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 that the British Government introduces 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.

Professional Development

The conference offers 6 hours of self-accredited CPD.


Venue Sponsor - Omnisports 


Last Year's Topics

Legal implications and application of NFTs & Fan Tokens

  • Liam Thorpe, Head of Legal, Red Bull Media House
  • Anne Rose, Managing Associate & Co-Lead of Blockchain Group, Mishcon de Reya LLP
  • James Newman, Director of Corporate Affairs, Chiliz & Socios.com

The future of football club governance & independent regulator

  • Tracey Crouch MP, Chair of the Independent Fan-led Review of Football Governance
  • Nick De Marco QC, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers
  • Martyn Ziegler, Chief Sports Reporter, The Times
  • Nicola Palios, Vice Chairman, Tranmere Rovers

Managing and responding to fan behaviour

  • Lungi Macebo, COO, Birmingham City FC
  • Amanda Jacks, Case Worker, Football Supporters’ Association 
  • Darren WhitehouseHead of Strategy and Partnerships, Sports Grounds Safety Authority

Player contracts, transfers, training compensation and solidarity payments

  • Álvaro Gómez de la Vega Jiménez, Sports Legal Manager, RCD Espanyol de Barcelona S.A.D.
  • Paolo Lombardi, Managing Director, Lombardi Associates
  • Mario Flores Chemor, Head of Sports Legal, ECA
  • Alexandra Gómez Bruinewoud, Senior Legal Counsel, FIFPRO
  • Tom Simpson, Associate, Centrefield

Agents regulation and education for working with young people

  • Kim Mundy, Head of Safeguarding & Governance, Southampton FC
  • Kelly Skeggs, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel,
    Omnisports ltd
  • John Shea, Senior Associate, Lewis Silkin
  • Lindi Ngwenya, Managing Director, Sisu Management

Financial regulation, sustainability & investment 

  • Kieran Maguire, Football Finance Lecturer, University of Liverpool
  • Tiago Gomes, Lawyer, Ambiel, Manssur, Belfiore, Gomes, Hanna Advogados
  • Benoit Keane, Solicitor, Advocate, Keane Legal
  • Harriet Leach, Legal Director, Onside Law

Players contracts, image rights and tax

  • Pete Hackleton, Saffery Champness
  • Mario Tenore, Pirola Pennuto Zei e Associati
  • Daan Buylaert, Partner & Founder, ATFiELD
  • Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

Previous attendees include

  • 1Seven Sports Management Group 
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • Advocatenkantoor Thomas Gillis
  • Ambiel, Manssur, Belfiore, Gomes, Hanna Advogados
  • Ankura Consulting Group
  • Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP
  • Arsenal FC
  • BCL Solicitors LLP
  • Birmingham City Football Club
  • Blackburn Rovers FC
  • Blackstone Chambers
  • Blaser Mills
  • Brighton University
  • Bristol City FC
  • Brown Rudnick
  • CAA Sports
  • Cambridge United FC
  • Cavaliero & Associates SA
  • Centrefield LLP
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • Charlton Athletic Football Club
  • Chiliz & Socios.com
  • Church Court Chambers
  • City Football Group
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Clintons
  • CMB-Sociedade de Advogados, R.L.
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • DAHL Law firm
  • Deans Court Chambers
  • DMU
  • ECA
  • Edge Hill University
  • EFL
  • Eversheds-Sutherland
  • FAI
  • Field-R Law Offices
  • Forensic Risk Alliance
  • Freemans Solicitors
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Geldards LLP
  • Hamlins LLP
  • Harbottle & Lewis
  • HW Fisher LLP
  • Intersol Global
  • K&L Gates
  • Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
  • Keane Legal
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Leicester City FC
  • Lewis Silkin
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Lombardi Associates
  • Mackrell Solicitors
  • Manchester United FC
  • MAQS Advokatbyrå
  • Martens Rechtsanwälte
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • Mishcon de Reya LLP
  • Newport County AFC
  • Northridge Law LLP
  • Nottingham Forest FC
  • Omnisports Ltd
  • Onside Law
  • Peterborough United FC
  • Pirola Pennuto Zei e Associati
  • Premier League
  • Preston North End FC
  • PRS For Music
  • PwC LLP
  • Quastels LLP
  • Queen Mary University
  • RCD Espanyol de Barcelona S.A.D.
  • Red Bull Media House
  • Rosling King
  • Saffery Champness
  • Saudi Arabian Football Federation
  • Sheridans
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • Sisu Management
  • Southampton FC
  • Sport Resolutions
  • Sports Grounds Safety Authority
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Swindon Town FC
  • The Associated Press
  • The Football Association
  • The Times
  • The New York Times
  • Tottenham Hotspur FC
  • Tranmere Rovers
  • Tyr
  • UAE Arbitration center
  • UCFB
  • University of Glasgow
  • University Of Kent
  • University of Law
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Reading
  • University of Sussex
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • Wiggin LLP
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC


Event Properties

Event Date 21-05-2023 16:00
Event End Date 22-05-2023 20:00
Individual Price £596+VAT
Location The Gallery


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