2nd WISLaw General Assembly & Annual Conference

2nd WISLaw General Assembly & Annual Conference at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, September 20, 2018

Register online now and benefit from early bird rates available for the Conference and Gala Dinner at the Opéra de Lausanne. 

The WISLaw second conference will feature numerous interesting sessions on football, doping and sports law generally. It will also include smaller-scale parallel workshops for prospective sports arbitrators, mentoring sessions & specific / regional sports law topics.


The Agenda

WISLaw General Assembly

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30

Welcome from the WISLaw Board, Presentation of Annual Report & Budget

09:30 – 10:00

WISLaw Activities & Goals for Next Year

10:00 – 10:30

WISLaw Annual Evaluation on the Participation of Women in the Sports Administration & in Sports-Law Conferences


WISLaw Conference – Auditorium

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break & Registration for the 2nd Annual Conference

11:00 – 11:10

Opening Statements from the WISLaw Board


WISLaw Conference – Auditorium Parallel Workshops (Salle Olympia)

11:10 – 11:50

Players’ Unions from a Lawyer’s Perspective: Reg ulatory Issues & Players’ Protection

Anthony Baffoe (GHA), FIFPro Africa Board Member, Acting Secretary General of the African Football Confederation (CAF); Markéta Haindlova (Czech Republic) , President of the Czech Association of Football Players; Melanie Schärer (CH) , MS Entertainment Law (moderator);

eSports & New Technologies in Sports: Overview & Legal Developments2

Dr. Anna Baumann (DE), Attorney specializing in eSports; Charlotte Boulay (FR), PhD Candidate at the University of Neuchâtel (CH)

11:50 – 12:50

Doping Round Table - Potential Modifications of the WADA Code: a Practitioner’s View

Janie Soublière (CAN), CAS Arbitrator & Specialist in Antidoping; Prof. Cameron Myler (USA); NYU Professor & CAS Arbitrator; Michele Verroken (UK), Antidoping Consultant, CEO Sports Integrity; Yama Otung (UK), Morgan Sports Law; Lindsay Brandon (USA), Howard Jacobs Law Offices; The Hon. Dr. Tricia Cavanagh (AUS), Barrister at Wentworth Chambers & CAS Arbitrator

Workshop for Prospective Sports Arbitrators 2

The Hon. Dr. Annabelle Bennett AO SCE (AUS), Barrister at Wentworth Chambers & CAS Arbitrator; Carol Roberts (CAN), SDRCC & CAS Arbitrator; Catherine Pitre (CAN), Head of Case Management, Sport Resolutions (UK)

12:50 - 14:30

Lunch Break at the Tom Café of the Olympic Museum

14:30 - 15:20

Women’s Game – Equal Pay – Discrimination: What’s in there for Sports Lawyers?

Emily Shaw (UK, Spain), Head of Women’s Football Development & Governance, FIFA; Shona Jolly QC, (UK), Barrister, Cloisters; Marisa Dominguez Rubio (ARG), FIFA Counsel (moderator)

Hot Topics for Football Lawyers from around the World: a Regional Overview 2

Carol Couse (UK) , Consultant, Mills & Reeve; Namrata Chaterjee (IND) , Legal Counsel, Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Kimberly Morris (CAN) , General Manager FIFA TMS GmbH

15:20 - 16:00

Coffee break & snacks

16:00 - 17:10

Sports Arbitration Roundtable: Insider Tips for a Better Sports Disputes Resolution

The Hon. Michael Beloff QC (UK), Blackstone Chambers; Dr. Despina Mavromati (GR), SportLegis Lausanne; Prof. Philippe Sands QC (UK), Barrister and UCL Professor; Catherine Pitre (CAN), Head of Case Management, Sport Resolutions UK; Anna Peniche (MEX), Legal Director, Liga Mexico & FIFA Player’s Status Committee Judge; Dr. Antoine Duval (FR), Asser Sports Law Institute, The Hague

Networking / Mentoring Workshop for Junior WISLaw members 2

Patricia Silva Lopes (POR) , Legal Counsel, Sporting FC; Cassandra Heilbronn (AUS), Senior Associate, MinderEllison; Human Resource Manager from a major sports federation (tbc)

17:10 - 17:30

Closing remarks –Appraisal of WISLaw Regional Coordinators

19:30 – 11:30: Apéritif & Gala Dinner in the evening of September 20, 2018


How to Register

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Event Properties

Event Date 20-09-2018 8:30
Event End Date 20-09-2018 23:30
Location Musée Olympique


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