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Football Law In Practice Course - Live

Football Law In Practice

Football Law In Practice is a 8 week online course, where leading football lawyers explain and provide practical insights into the important governance, legal and regulatory issues in football.

During the 8 weeks, we will have a combination of short on-demand lectures, quizzes, and live lectures where you can ask the lecturers specific questions you may have and gain further practical insights.

The course has been designed with LawInSport's & our lecturers extensive experience keeping football stakeholders (including lawyers, executives and administrators across federations, leagues, clubs, players unions, agents) stay up to date on important legal developments.

The course covers a broad range of issues to give a comprehensive understanding of the import legal issues in football. We have broken up the modules to cover perspectives from football stakeholders.

  • Federations (International & National)
  • Leagues
  • Clubs
  • Players and Managers
  • Agents

The course is structured as an on-demand course with one live session per topic. 


(£100 discount for LawInSport Plus Yearly, Corporate and Academic members)

The course is FREE for all current & former professional players (male and female), with the caveat they are not either working as lawyer, working in the professional services sector or working in a position in sport as an executive, agents or administration role. This is assessed on a case by case basis - please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire.

  • Price: £1200 (Inclusive of VAT) or 3 Monthly Instalments of £400

    Plus/Corporate/Academic Members Price: £1100 (Inclusive of VAT) or 3 Monthly Instalments of £367

    Whats Included:

    • Access to all course materials on-demand
    • Plus membership to LawInSport.com for period of the course
    • Additional materials - articles and videos going into more depth on subjects
    • Additional live Q&A sessions with world leading football law experts

    The are a limited number of places on the live course. Therefore, registration enrolments will be on a first come first serve basis.

    Who's The Course For?

    This course is for lawyers, executives, sports adminsitrators, agents, players and coaches, who want to better understand the governance, legal and regulatory aspects of football and how they practically impact the industry.

    It will be most beneficial to those working in football or with a base understanding of football industry, and/or football regulations. We provide extra materials for anyone who would like to go into more depth on each of the subjects.

    People who are invested in continuing professional development are willing to give to the following time commitments every week for 8 weeks

    - 2 hours self-learning - on-demand presentations and reading

    - 2 hours of live lectures and Q&A with lecturers per week. The live session are recorded for those that cannot attend due to work commitments.

    *Certificates are provided upon completion of all modules

    Improve your understanding of how governance, regulation and the law impacts football in practice. Without having to give a huge time commitment.

    Who's This Course Not For?

    This course is not for you if you are...

    • Not willing to put in the time and effort to complete the course in 8 weeks.

    • Looking for quick answers and do not want to invest the time needed to understand the subject matter.

    • Wanting a quick way to become a football lawyer or agent. Building expertise, relationships and a reputation requires consistency over time and lots of investment of time and effort to build knowledge and expertise.

    • Looking for a job in football. Whilst it will certainly benefit you doing the course and demonstrate your investment in your personal development, requirements for roles in football/sports law require certain professional qualification and experience.

    The Course Curriculum

    Module 1: Legal and Regulatory Frameworks
    Module 2: Governance & Investments
    Module 3: Dispute Resolution
    Module 4: Player & Managers Contracts, Agents & Tax
    Module 5: Integrity
    Module 6: Commercial - Sponsorship and Media Rights


    Our lecturers are all leading lawyers who have extensive experience working in football and sports law including:

    Achta Mahamat Saleh, Former Director of Legal Affairs & Compliance, Confederation of African Football.

    Álvaro Gómez de la Vega Jiménez, Legal Manager, RCD Espanyol de Barcelona

    Andrew Mercer, General Counsel & Director of Legal Affairs, Asian Football Confederation

    Beth French, Legal Counsel, FIFA

    Carlos Schneider, Director of the Secretariat of the Judicial Bodies, FIFA. Formerly Legal Counsel with UEFA.

    Chris Anderson, Experienced Football Lawyer and Former Head of the Football Governance Review with The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS)

    Ciaran Fitzgerald-Morgan, Legal Counsel, TEAM Marketing

    Daniel Geey, Partner, Sheridans. Author of “Done Deal: An Insider's Guide to Football Contracts, Multi-Million Pound Transfers and Premier League Big Business”.

    Dr. Despina Mavromati, Attorney-at-law, BianchiSchwald & Lecturer, University of Lausanne

    Ian Smith, Former Director, Commercial & Operational Legal, FIFA.

    Jaime Cambreleng Contreras, Partner at Cavaliero & Associates and Former Head of Litigation at FIFA.

    James Kitching, Consultant & Managing Director, The FC Sports. Former Director of Football Regulatory at FIFA.

    Jane Purdon, Director, Women in Football and Chair, Professional Game Academy Audit Company. Former Head of Governance and Leadership at UK Sport, and Director of Governance at The Premier League.

    Jonathan Brown, Senior Managing Director, Ankura, specialising in Risk, Forensics & Compliance.

    Josep Francesc Vandellos Alamilla, Founder/Partner, Vandellos Sports Law.

    Kelly Skeggs, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, OmniSports.

    Liz Coley, Partner, LEVEL & Former Club Secretary at Sunderland FC, West Ham United FC & Southampton FC

    Kieran Maguire, Football finance lecturer, Price Of Football Podcast presenter and author.

    Kim Mundy, Head of Safeguarding & Governance, Southampton FC

    Liam Thorpe, Head of Legal, Red Bull Media House

    Loic Alves, Legal Counsel, FIFPRO

    Luís Villas-Boas Pires, Head of Agents, FIFA

    Mario Flores Chemor, Head of Sports Legal, European Club Association (ECA)

    Mario Tenore, Of counsel, Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati

    Mark Hovell, Head of Sport, Mills & Reeve & CAS Arbitrator

    Massimo Coccia, Founding Partner, Coccia De Angelis Vecchio & Associati and CAS Arbitrator

    Matthew Kaiser, Associate Attorney, Global Sports Advocates

    Michael Savva, Assets and Structured Finance Partner, Watson Farley & Williams (Middle East) LLP.

    Nick De Marco QC, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers.

    Paolo Lombardi, Managing Director, Lombardi Associates Ltd and Former Head of Disciplinary and Governance at FIFA.

    Paul Shapiro, Partner, Northridge Law

    Richard Bush, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP

    Roberto de Palma Barracco, Judge, NDRC/CNRD, Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) & Head of Research. CBF Academy & CAS Arbitrator

    Roy Vermeer, Legal Director, FIFPro and formerly Senior Group Legal Counsel at FIFA.

    Sarah MacDonald, Partner, Wiggin

    Stephan Smith, Legal Counsel, The FA

    Tim Greenwell, Chief Governance & Operations Officer, Southampton FC

Event Properties

Event Date 14-02-2023 13:00
Event End Date 11-04-2023 20:00
Individual Price £1200 or £1100 for Plus Members


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