Sports Law Ireland Conference 2019

LawInSport in partnership with the Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland will be hosting a one-day conference in Dublin on the 8 February 2019 to contemporary issues in sports law and celebrate the contribution of Irish Sports Lawyers and Sports Business Professionals contribution to the development of international sports governance, regulation and law.

 The conference will include four panel discussions on:

  • Has the eSports industry finally matured?
    • David Casserly, Barrister and Attorney, Kellerhals Carrard (Panel Chair)
    • Vyte Danileviciute, International Counsel, Riot Games
    • Andrew Nixon, Head of Sport and eSports, Sheridans
    • Jeffery Benz, Arbitrator and Meditator, 4 New Square, JAMS and the Court of Arbitration for Sport


  • Sports media rights – new distribution methods and competition law
    • Louise Reilly, Barrister (Panel Chair)
    • Benoit Keane, Solicitor/Avocat ,Keane Legal
    • Ian Lynam, Partner, Northridge
    • Lynsey Mulvihill, Senior Legal Counsel, World Rugby 
    • Alex Slade, VP Legal, EMEA, ELEVEN SPORTS


  • Changes to the sporting betting industry and the impact of the Independent Tennis Integrity Report
    • Rob McTernaghan, Barrister (Panel Chair)
    • Susan Ahern, Barrister and former General Counsel of World Rugby
    • Daniel Wallach, Gaming Law and Sports Betting Attorney at Wallach Legal and Co-founder UNH Law Sports Wagering & Integrity Program
    • Cliodhna Guy, Head of Licensing, Legal and Compliance at, The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board

  • Regulating Mixed Martial Arts and athlete welfare
    • Paul McGarry SC, President of Irish Sports Law Bar Association (Panel Chair)
    • Prof Jack Anderson, Professor of Sports Law, Melbourne University 
    • Isobel Carnwath, Director of Brand, Commerce and Communications, International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) 
    • Gareth Farrelly, Solicitor and Former Republic of Ireland and Premier League football player.
    • Aisling Daly, Former UFC fighter, Safe MMA ambassador




  • Full ticket €150
  • LawInSport Plus members €100
  • Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland members €100



11:00-12:00 - Registration and networking

12:00-13:00 - Has the eSports industry finally matured?

13:00-14:00 - Lunch 

14:00-16:00 - Sports media rights – new distribution methods and competition law

                        Changes to the sporting betting industry and the impact of the Independent Tennis Integrity Report

16:00-16:15- Break

16:15-17:15 - Regulating Mixed Martial Arts and athlete welfare

17:15-17:30 - Q & A

17:30 onwards - Reception in the Sheds (the bar/pub of the Bar of Ireland)



The Atrium, The Distillery Building, 145-151 Church Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 WDX8, Ireland



Guest can benefit from a special rate at the Ashling Hotel, Dublin:

  • Thursday 7th February @ €123.00 single BB
  • Friday 8th February @ €135.00 single BB

Guests can call reservations on 00353 1677 2324 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a reservation. Please note, we would advise guests never to send credit/debit card details via email.



Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland Chairman, Paul McGarry: “As a new and dynamic sports law association we are delighted at this early stage to be working in partnership with LawInSport to delivery what we consider will be a cutting-edge sports law conference attractive to both Irish and International lawyers and members of the sports industry. LawInSport has led the field in delivering unique events that bring key players, commentators and advisors in the sports law field together and we believe the Sports Law Ireland 2019 conference will be a superb addition to the calendar.


LawInSport CEO, Sean Cottrell: “We are honoured to be working with the Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland to help them in their work to support the Irish sports and legal community to develop domestic and international sports law. The Irish have long had a reputation for being passionate and informed sports fans which is reflected in their contribution to international sports law and sports development. We are proud to be able to celebrate this with what promises to be a fantastic day and evening of discussion and networking in Dublin with our Irish colleagues."

Event Properties

Event Date 08-02-2019
Event End Date 08-02-2019
Individual Price €150 (€100 for Plus members)
Location The Distillery Building


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