The Future of Sports Law and Business

The Future of Sports Law and Business

Kings Chambers, in conjunction with the Centre for Sports Law Research at Edge Hill University, is delighted to present a flagship conference looking at the future issues and opportunities in the sporting sector. This one-day conference brings together leading sports law and business experts from across Europe to offer their insight into current trends and future developments.

Rather than simply provide an update or debate an aspect of an area of sports law, this conference is intended as a critical event for those immersed in the world of sport. The conference will provide the opportunity for those with an interest in sports law, governance and the business of sport, the chance to hear what the leading experts think about the important issues within sport in 2019 and beyond, as well as time to debate, discuss and expand up on the topics discussed throughout the course of the day.

We are particularly pleased to announce that the event will incorporate the release of the findings from a major two-year study, generously supported by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme, into the regulation of football agents across Europe. Leading industry figures and stakeholders will debate the findings and discuss what the future holds for football agents. Attendance is essential for all those involved in football anywhere across Europe.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • ‘Football Agents – How regulation differs across Europe and a practical look at the reforms’

  • ‘Concussion: Impact and legal responsibilities’

  • ‘Sports Governing Bodies under attack: Can they survive the breakaway revolution?’

  • A review of the leading sports cases in 2019 from those at their centre

  • Sports finances: Avoiding disaster whilst ensuring competitive balance

  • Women’s Sport – What the past can teach us about its future potential

Last year’s event attracted over 200 delegates from across Europe, Japan and North America, inclusive of representatives from Premier League Football Clubs, UEFA, FIFA, the RFU, the RFL, British Cycling, the ECB, the INF and the Court of Arbitration for Sport, as well as leading agents, advisors, journalists and lawyers.


Lawyers/Professionals in Private Practice

£320 plus VAT (£384 total)

Player Representatives

£250 plus VAT (£300 total)

Representatives of Teams/Leagues/ Governing

£200 plus VAT (£240 total)



£200 plus VAT (£240 total)


£130 plus VAT (£156 total)

A 20% Early Bird Discount is available until 13 September 2019.


To purchase tickets, please visit Eventbrite.


Who Should Attend

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

Previous attendees include:

  • Aston Villa
  • Arsenal FC
  • BBC Sport
  • Birmingham City FC
  • British Cycling
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Deloitte
  • England & Wales Cricket Board
  • EFL
  • European Commission
  • European Football Agent's Association
  • Everton FC
  • FIFA
  • FIFPro World Players' Union
  • Football Supporters’ Federation
  • Guardian Newspaper
  • International Netball Federation
  • Japan Anti-Doping Agency
  • Liverpool FC
  • Manchester City FC
  • Manchester United FC
  • Oldham Athletic FC
  • Players’ Football Association
  • Rugby Football League
  • Rugby Football Union
  • Sporting Lisbon
  • UEFA
  • UK Sport
  • Wigan Athletic FC

Please note that all tickets are non- refundable.

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Event Properties

Event Date 01-11-2019 9:00
Event End Date 01-11-2019 17:30
Location Etihad Stadium