Sports Law and Business Conference

Sports Law and Business Conference

After the success of last year’s Football Law event, St John’s Buildings, in conjunction with the Centre for Sports Law Research at Edge Hill University, is proud to present a Sports Law & Business Conference that will once again bring together leading sports law and business experts from across Europe.

This full day conference, to be held at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, will allow those with an interest in sports law, governance and business the opportunity to hear what the leading experts think about the important issues of the day, before debating the same at a drinks reception and networking session.

 

DESCRIPTION

After the success of last year’s Football Law event, St John’s Buildings, in conjunction with the Centre for Sports Law Research at Edge Hill University, is proud to present a Sports Law & Business Conference that will once again bring together leading sports law and business experts from across Europe.

This full day conference, to be held at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, will allow those with an interest in sports law, governance and business the opportunity to hear what the leading experts think about the important issues of the day, before debating the same at a drinks reception and networking session.

Last year’s event attracted over 120 delegates from across Europe. In attendance were representatives from:

  • Arsenal FC
  • BBC Sport
  • Birmingham City FC
  • Deloitte
  • European Commission
  • European Football Agent's Association
  • Everton FC
  • FIFPro World Players' Union
  • Football Supporters’ Federation
  • Guardian Newspaper
  • Manchester City FC
  • Oldham Athletic FC
  • Players’ Football Association
  • Sporting Lisbon
  • UK Sport


As well as leading law firms, sports agencies and sports-related businesses/suppliers.

 

CONFERENCE TOPICS

The topics to be discussed include:

  • Sports Media: Brand Rights in the Digital Single Market
  • E-Sports: Legal issues and opportunities in this developing area
  • Safeguarding: Ensuring the safety of participants & the possibility of future litigation
  • Sports disciplinary and arbitration panels
  • The need for a transfer system in professional sport
  • Equality in sport

 

SPEAKERS

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Martin Edwards - Former Chairman and honorary life president at Manchester United.
  • David Conn - Investigative journalist for the Guardian newspaper. Author of The Premier League: The Football Business (1997), The Beautiful Game?: Searching for the Soul of Football (2004), Richer Than God: Manchester City, Modern Football and Growing Up (2012), and The Fall of the House of FIFA (2017).
  • Despina Mavromati - Lawyer at SportLegis, arbitrator with Sport Resolutions UK and at the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Paul Stewart - Former Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and England professional footballer. Author of ‘Damaged’.
  • Marcos Motta - Partner Bichara & Motta sports agency. Adviser to Neymar on his record-breaking transfer from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain
  • Sam Hillas - Barrister and Judicial Officer for the RFU, Six Nations and World Rugby
  • Clare Briegal - Chief Executive Officer, International Netball Federation
  • Ramunas Linartas - Policy Officer in the Sport Unit of the European Commission
  • Richard Cramer - Partner at FrontRow Legal. Advised Castleford Tigers in relation to the Denny Solomona dispute
  • Phillip Grundy - Barrister with expertise in physical and sexual abuse claims
  • Amanda Hill - Regulation Manager at the England and Wales Cricket Board
  • Daniel Geey - Partner in the Sheridan’s Sport Group with expertise in competition, commercial, regulatory & broadcasting issues. He is also the Chairman of Football Aid.
  • Kevin Carpenter - Principal & Consultant Captivate Legal & Sports Solutions. Member of the Mediation Chamber for the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV). Non Executive Director of Sports Officials UK. Member of the Advisor & Editorial Board for LawInSport Limited.
  • Rob Jansen - EVP and Managing Executive Global Football of Wasserman Media Group and Wasserman Netherlands Management. Clients include Ronald Koeman, Dirk Kuyt, Dick Advocaat, Daley Blind, Edwin van der Sar and previously Patrick Kluivert, Dennis Bergkamp.
  • Roberto Branco Martins - Sports lawyer, eSports lawyer and General Manager of the European Football Agents Association.
  • Gareth Farrelly - Former footballer for Aston Villa, Bolton, Everton and the Republic of Ireland. Now a solicitor and FA Independent Panel Member.
  • Hadyn Roberts - Head of Elite Talent Advisory at Shoosmiths. Founder and formerly Head of Player Care & Support at Manchester City FC.
  • Andrew Nixon - Partner in the Sport Group at Sheridans.
  • James Watson - Head of eSports, Sportradar AG.
  • Anna Baumann - eSports lawyer.
  • Thomas ‘Morte’ Kerbusch - eSports professional.
  • Mark James - Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Steven Flynn - Head of St John’s Buildings Sport, Media and Entertainment Law Group.

     

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Representatives of professional:
    • Players
    • Clubs
    • Leagues
  • Governing bodies
  • Private Practice Lawyers
  • Academics
  • Students

 

COST

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) 
Bodies/Associations  

Academics                                                      £200 plus VAT (£240 total)

Students                                                        £130 plus VAT (£156 total)

The above prices include lunch and refreshments throughout the day. All prices are inclusive of VAT.

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CPD: 6 hours

 

ACCOMMODATION

Discounted rooms at Malmaison Hotel, Manchester are available for those attending the conference. For further details please contact Chris Shaw on 0161 214 1500 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CANCELLATION

Cancellations must be made in writing to Chris Shaw, 24a-28 St John’s St, Manchester. M3 4DJ, and made no later than 1 March 2018. Such cancellations are subject to a handling and administration charge of £75.00 + VAT per delegate, which will be deducted from any due refund. No cancellations are acceptable after this date but a substitute delegate can be nominated. St John’s Buildings reserves the right to make changes to the programme, location and/or speakers without prior notice. We will not offer refunds to delegates due to a terrorist alert or incident unless the conference is cancelled. If due to these events we are unable to run the conference, we will retain up to 50% of the conference fee to cover marketing, administration and delegate registration costs.

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Event Properties

Event Date 16-03-2018 9:00
Event End Date 16-03-2018 19:00
Location
Etihad Stadium
Etihad Campus
Etihad Stadium

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