Football Law 2019 - Player Transfers, Agents, Politics and the Business of Football

Football Law 2019 - Player Transfers, Agents, Politics and the Business of Football

Following the success of our sold out 'Football Law - Player Transfers, Agents & Politics' seminar held in May 2018, LawInSport will be hosting a two day football law conference in London at the Royal College of Physicians (11 St Andrews Pl, London, NW1 4LE) on the 22nd & 23rd May 2019 in association with Blackstone Chambers. 

The conference provides two days and evenings of networking opportunities, giving attendees the opportunity to meet and develop meaningful relationships with their colleagues working in the sector. 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND 

  • In-house counsel
  • Sports executives and administrators
  • Agents
  • Players
  • Coaches
  • Current and former players
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Academics
  • Students

 

TOPICS

The conference will cover the latest legal developments in football with panels, debates and short updates on topics such as:

  • Dispute Resolution: Key cases & developments in dispute resolution in football
  • Moving Players: Immigration & tax consideration 
  • Charities: Running and maintaining club & player foundations/charities
  • Integrity Update: match-fixing & doping
  • Agents (DEBATE:): Are intermediaries/agents a necessity or luxury? 
  • Player & managers contracts: How to educate, prepare and support academy players, and their parents, for signing a professional contract with clubs and agents? Includes: Developing policy to educate, regulate players & officials over use of social media and developments in managerial contracts. 
  • Safe Sport: Transfer of minors - where is the right balance between creating opportunities for young players and protecting their welfare? 
  • Governance & regional development of football: “Opportunities and challenges of governance & regional development of football" 
  • In-House legal teams: How to build an in-house legal team within clubs
  • Sponsorship Brand protection: Developing a brand protection strategy, including how GDPR, betting regulation is impacting on sponsorship
  • Creating inclusive football: what steps need to be taken? 
  • Media rights: Cross comparison of buying, selling and distribution across Europe, USA - clubs, league, national federations
  • Insurance: Liability for injury to players and loss of income to clubs - policy, procedures, etc.
  • Financing and buying football clubs
  • Stadium development: Planning for domestic and international requirements for stadium safety

 

TICKETS

The Football Law 2018 seminar sold out in under two months, therefore please be aware we will be operating on a first come first serve basis. As at the start of March we have already sold 100 tickets. 

If you are not able to purchase a ticket you will be able to apply to be on our waiting list. 

EARLY BIRD TICKET - closed on the 15tH FEB 2019:

TICKET TYPE  

STANDARD

(£+VAT)

PLUS MEMBER

(£+VAT)

       

 

Private practice solicitors and barristers - Tier 1 

  £550 £450

In-house lawyers, academics, sports agents, sports executives and administrators - Tier 2*

  £250 £150

Full time students - Tier 3*

  £150 £100

Athletes ** - Current and former professionals (this is not applicable to qualified lawyers and sports business professionals) - Tier 4

  FREE FREE

 

Full Ticket (from the 16th FEB 2019):

TICKET TYPE  

STANDARD

(£+VAT)

PLUS MEMBER

(£+VAT)

       

Private practice solicitors and barristers - Tier 1 

  £700 £600

In-house lawyers, academics, sports agents, sports executives and administrators - Tier 2* 

  £350 £250

Full time students - Tier 3*

  £250 £150

Athletes ** - Current and former professionals (this is not applicable to qualified lawyers and sports business professionals) - Tier 4 

  FREE FREE

 

Attendees purchasing Tier 2 and 3 tickets should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to receive a unique code to purchase your preferential ticket.

Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable.

* LawInSport events are designed to help build meaningful relationships with colleagues working in, or wishing to work in the sector. It is important that we create a welcoming, engaging and enjoyable environment for everyone wishing to, and attending our events. We encourage all attendees to networking and met other attendees. However, we ask all attendees to refrain from undertaking aggressive sales activities (emails, cold calls, in person sales, etc) that would undermine this.  Should we be made aware of any attendees involvement in such practices we reserve our right to deny entry to this and future LawInSport events.  

** This includes Olympians and Paralympians. If you are a private practice lawyer you will be required to purchase a ticket

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

 

PRICE

  • Plus members please log in to see the discounted price.
  • In-house lawyers, business professionals and students, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the discount code to get your early bird rate.
  • Athletes/Players, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire about attending

 

AGENDA & Speakers

The agenda may be subject to change.

 

Day1

08:30-09.20 Registration & networking breakfast
09:20-09.30 Welcome speech
09:30-09:50 Moving players: Immigration & tax update
10:00-11:00 Agents debate: Are intermediaries/agents a necessity or luxury?
11:00-12.00 Governance & regional development of football
12.00-12.25 Coffee Break
12:25-13:25 Safe Sport: Transfer of minors
13:25-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-14:45 Charities: Running and maintaining club & player foundations/charities
14:45-15:45 Stadium development: Planning for domestic and international requirements for stadium safety
15:45-16:45 Financing, buying and running football clubs
16:45-17:15 Refreshments
17:15-18.00 Sponsorship Brand protection: Developing a brand protection strategy
18:00-18:05 Closing speech
18:05-22:00 Drinks reception

Day 2

08:30-09.20 Registration & networking breakfast + WISLaw Breakfast
09:20-09.30 Welcome speech
09:30-10:00 Dispute Resolution: Key cases & developments in dispute resolution in football
10:00-11:00 Media rights: Cross comparison of buying, selling and distribution across for clubs, leagues and federations
11:00-12.00 Creating inclusive football: what steps need to be taken?
12.00-13.30 Lunch break
13:30-13:50 Integrity Update: match-fixing & doping
13:50-14:50 Player & managers contracts
15:00:-16:00 Insurance: Liability for injury to players and loss of income to clubs - policy, procedures, etc.
16:00-16:30 Refreshments Break
16:30-17:30 In-House legal teams: How to build an in-house legal team within clubs
17:30-17.40 Closing speech
18:00-22:00 Drinks reception

 

Dispute Resolution: Key cases & developments in dispute resolution in football

  • Michele Bernasconi, Partner, Rechtsanwalt, Attorney-at-law, LL.M. and Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Mark Hovell, Partner, Mills & Reeve and Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport

 

Moving Players: Immigration & tax consideration 

  • Stephen O'Flaherty, Associate, Lewis Silkin

 

Charities: Running and maintaining club & player foundations/charities

  • Genevieve Gordon, CEO, Tactic Connect
  • Gary Stannett MBE, Director, Tactic Connect & Founder of Active Communities Network

 

Integrity Update: match-fixing & doping

  •  Rick Liddell, Barrister, 4 New Square

 

Agents (DEBATE:): Are intermediaries/agents a necessity or luxury? 

 

  • Nick De Marco QC, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers
  • John Mehrzad, Barrister, Littleton Chambers
  • Roberto Branco Martins, EFAA General Manager, The European Football Agents Association (“EFAA”)

 

Player & managers contracts: How to educate, prepare and support academy players, and their parents, for signing a professional contract with clubs and agents? Comparing player and  managerial contracts. 

  • Josep Vandellos Alamila, Principal, Vandellos Sports Law
  • Sébastien Ledure, Partner at CRESTA, boutique sports law firm - Founder of CRESTA TALENTS and footballparents.be
  • Daniel Lowen, Parnter, LEVEL Law
  • Hussein Fahmy, Director of Football Operations, Arsenal FC
  • Jane Mulcahy QC, Blackstone Chambers
  • Erika Montemor, Head of Players’ Status Department, FIFA

  

Safe Sport: Transfer of minors - where is the right balance between creating opportunities for young players and protecting their welfare? 

  • Lydia Banerjee, Barrister, Littleton Chambers
  • Emilio Garcia Silvero, Chief Legal Officer, FIFA
  • Enric Ripoll Gonzålez, Sports Lawyer, Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo
  • Paul Stewart, co-founder of SAVE Association, former professional football player & author of the book 'Damaged: My Story'

 

Governance & regional development of football: “Opportunities and challenges of governance & regional development of football" 

  • James Johnson, Senior VP of External Affairs, City Football Group
  • Ricardo de Buen, Managing Partner, De Buen Rodriguez Abogados, S.C. & Arbitrator and Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Adam Lewis QC, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers
  • Andrew Mercer, Deputy Legal Director, Legal Divisional Asian Football Confederation
  • Sarah Solémale, MA Governance Services Manager, FIFA

 

In-House legal teams: How to build an in-house legal team within clubs

  • Tim Greenwell, Director of Legal & Risk, Southampton FC 
  • Polly Handford, Director of Legal and Governance, The Football Association

 

Sponsorship Brand protection: Developing a brand protection strategy, including how GDPR, betting regulation is impacting on sponsorship

  • Jennifer O'Sullivan, Partner, Arent Fox
  • Sean Corbett, Brand Protection Consultant, Pit Stop Brand Consultancy

 

Creating inclusive football: what steps need to be taken? 

  • Alexandra Gómez Bruinewoud, Senior Legal Counsel, FIFPro
  • Leon Mann, broadcaster and founder of the pioneering Sports People's Think Tank, the Black Collective of Media in Sport, and Football's Black List 
  • Steven Flynn, Barrister, Kings Chambers
  • Jane Purdon, CEO, Women In Football

  

Media rights: Cross comparison of buying, selling and distribution across Europe, USA - clubs, league, national federations

  • Nick Fitzpatrick, Partner, Global Co-Chair, Media, Sport and Entertainment Sector

 

Insurance: Liability for injury to players and loss of income to clubs - policy, procedures, etc.

  • Tiran Gunawardena, Associate, Mills & Reeve (Chairperson)
  • Daan de Jong, Head of Sports Legal, European Club Association

 

Financing and buying football clubs

  • Dr Jan Råker, Legal Director, VfB Stuttgart 1893 AG

 

Stadium development: Planning for domestic and international requirements for stadium safety

 

 

Venue & Location

Royal College of Physicians, London,11 St Andrews Pl, London NW1 4LE (near Regents Park).

 

Hotels

We will be providing recommended hotels in the area. 

 

Sponsors

There are limited sponsorship opportunities. 

If you would like to contact us about sponsorship opportunities please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0203 286 8003.

Professional Development

The conference offers 12 hours of self-accredited CPD.

 

Partners

 

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ATTENDING COMPANIES

 

39 Essex Chambers
4 New Square
Alexiou Fisher Philipps
Ararat - Armenia Football Club
Arent Fox
Arsenal FC
Asian Football Confederation
Bär & Karrer AG
BCL Solicitors LLP
Blackstone Chambers
Chelsea FC
City Football Group
Clintons Solicitors
CMB-Sociedade de Advogados, R.L.
Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP
Creative Artists Agency
Credit Suisse
CRESTA TALENTS
Crystal Palace F.C.
Dahl Law Firm
Davidson Chalmers LLP
De Buen Rodriguez Abogados, S.C.
Dentons
DFL Deutsche Fussball Liga GmbH
DMU
ECIJA & ASOCIADOS ABOGADOS BARCELONA, S.L.
Edge Hill University
Effori Sociedade de Advogados Rua Caconde
English Football Association
Ethisport
European Club Association
Everton Football Club
FIFA
FIFPro
Fletcher Day
Furnival Chambers
German Football Agents Association
Hoffmann Liebs
Howard Kennedy
Huddersfield Town Football Club
IMG
IPS Law LLP
K2 Intelligence
Kings Chambers
lafranchi meyer attorneys at law
LawInSport
Legislab
LEVEL Law
Lewis Silkin LLP
Libra Law SA
Linklaters LLP
Littleton Chambers
Loughborough University
Luton Town FC
Miller Insurance Services LLP
Mills & Reeve
Mishcon de Reya LLP
Morgan Sports Law
National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Northern Cricket Union
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Norwich City Football Club plc
NYU
Off Field Sports Consulting Ltd
OLYMPIACOS F.C.
omnisports
Onside Law
Osborne Clarke
Pit Stop Brand Consultancy
Pitch International
PLAUSUS UK LTD
Reed Smith LLP
Rock Sports Management
Ruiz-Huerta & Crespo
Saudi Professional League
SB PROFESSIONISTI SRLS
Schweele Law Office
SEG (Sports Entertainment Group)
Sheridans
Shoosmiths LLP
Silverbeck
Souloukou & Partners Law Firm
Southampton FC
Sports People's Think Tank
Squire Patton Boggs (UK)
Sydney Mitchell LLP
Tactic Connect
The European Football Agents Association (“EFAA”)'
Thomas Cooper LLP
Tufan Football Club
UCFB
University of Law
University of Northampton
University of Pretoria
University of Reading
University of Zurich
Vandellos Sports Law
Vassallo Group
VfB Stuttgart 1893 AG
VISCHER
Wasserman Media Group
Women In Football

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Event Properties

Event Date 22-05-2019 9:00
Event End Date 23-05-2019 21:30
Individual Price £100 - £700 + VAT
Location Royal College of Physicians

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