Understand The Rules Of The Game 2022 - Annual Conference

The 8th edition of LawInSport’s Annual Conference ‘Understand The Rules Of The Game’ in collaboration with Women In Sports Law (WISLaw), will be held at the Royal Institution, Central London on 7th & 8th September 2022.

This two day conference brings together over 250 leading sports lawyers, sports executives, academics, students and athletes networked and discussed the key issues and developments in international sports law.

You will be able to follow updates about the conference by using #LISconf22.

Here is the provisional agenda which may be subject to change depending on speaker schedules. 

Day 1

09:00 – 11:00 WISLAW General Assembly

10:30 - 11:20 Registration and networking

11:20 - 11:25 Welcome speech

11:30 – 12:15 PANEL 1 - Esports & competitive gaming - legal development

12:20 – 13:05 PANEL 2 - Ticketing: Regulating and implementing best practice for ticketing sports

13:05 – 14:10 Lunch

14:10 - 14:55 PANEL 3 - Human Rights

15:00 – 15:45 PANEL 4 - Transgender athlete regulations

15:45 - 16:30 Coffee & refreshments

16:30 - 17:00 PANEL 5 - Metaverse: Regulating and licensing issues in the Metaverse

17:05 - 17:50 PANEL 6 - Media Rights: Developments in selling and acquisition of sports media rights

17:50 – 21:00 Closing day 1 & Drinks reception

Day 2

08:00 – 0900 WISLaw Breakfast Registration & networking breakfast (Careers)

9:00 – 10:30** Networking Breakfast

10:30 - 10:35 Welcome speech

10:35 – 11:20 PANEL 7 - New competitions & breakaway leagues

11:25 - 12:20 PANEL 8 - Key cases and developments - CAS, Sports Res, ant-doping, match-fixing, competition law

12.20 – 13:30 ****Networking & Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 PANEL 9 - Artificial Intelligence: application and regulation in sport & law

14:05 - 14:55 PANEL 10: Safe Sport: Creating a global body for safe sport

14:55 - 15.30 ****Refreshments

15:30 - 16.15 PANEL 11 - In-House Counsel Panel

16:15 - 17:00 Keynote interview - Michael Beloff QC

17:00 – 21:00 Closing remarks & Drinks reception

**Private - between 8.30-10am on Day 2 we are hosting a private In-House Counsel Forum exclusively for lawyers working within sports organisation and businesses.


Regulating and implementing best practice for ticketing sports events

The application and regulation of artificial intelligence for commercial purposes and in disciplinary matters

  • Jonathan Brown, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group

Regulating and licensing issues in the Metaverse

  • Alex Kelham, Partner & Head of Sports Business Group, Lewis Silkin

Regulating Transgender athlete participation in elite sport

  • Nicola Newbegin, Barrister, Old Square Chambers
  • Tom Cross, Barrister, 11KBW

Developments in the selling and acquiring of sports media rights

  • Russell Johnstone, General Counsel, Consumer BT
  • Ian Smith, Former Director, Commercial & Operational Legal , FIFA
  • Daniel Alfreds, Head of Legal UK, Stats Perform

Creating a global body for safe sport

  • Lindsay Brandon, Attorney, Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs
  • Katie Fudakowski, Partner, Farrer & Co
  • Joyce Cook CBE OBE, Senior Advisor to the President’s Office (Safe Sport Entity), FIFA
  • Anne Tiivas OBE, Chair, Safe Sport International

Key cases and developments

  • Jaime Cambreleng Contreras, Partner, Cavaliero & Associates 

Human rights and sports law

  • Stephanie David, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
  • Nikki Dryden, Director and Human Rights Lawyer, Centre for Sport and Human Rights
  • Kat Craig, human rights lawyer & CEO, sport and human rights consultancy Athlead, winner of the 2022 Sport Industry Integrity and Impact Award

Opportunities and challenges for the creation of new leagues

  • Adam Lewis QC, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers
  • Ricky Volante, CEO & Co-Founder, The Professional Collegiate League
  • Kate Porter, Partner, Vela Wood
  • Anand Patel, Managing Associate, Linklaters
  • Rowena Samarasinhe, CEO, World 12s & Partner, LEVEL

Developments in esports (competitive gaming)

  • Emin ÖZKURT, Managing Partner, Özkurt Law Office

Keynote interview with Michel Beloff QC, a life in sport and the law

  • Michel Beloff QC, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers

In-house counsel forum

  • Sara María Moreno, Legal Adviser, FIM - Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
  • Áine Power, Deputy Legal Director, Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI)

Interactive Panel Discussions

The conference provides attendees with two full days of interactive panel discussions, with world leading experts discussing the contemporary legal issues impacting global sport.   


The LawInSport Annual conference is well known for its unparalleled networking opportunities, and this will be a theme that continues at this year’s conference. With over 6 hours of networking during the two days and two evenings of networking drinks, attendees will have dedicated time to network and meet with colleagues in the sector in a friendly and welcoming environment.


There is a limited number of places, therefore tickets are being sold on a first come first served basis. 

 Ticket Type  Standard
Price (£)


Plus/Academic/Corporate/ Member Price (£)

 Private Practice




 Full-Time -   Students



Please register for a Standard or Plus account and login when you are purchasing your ticket to ensure you can watch the video recordings and that you receive the correct ticket. 

**To purchase an in-house/academic ticket please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
** To be eligible for a student ticket you must be a full-time student before and at the time of the conference. If you purchase a student ticket when you are not a Full-Time Student (i.e. a working student) you will be prevented from entering the conference until the balance is paid and your membership may be revoked. To purchase a student ticket please email events@lawinsport with a copy of your student card and certificate/letter of attendance to receive the discount code. 

Full-Time Current  Athlete & Esports Players/Managers/Coaches = FREE. 
If you represent your country at the Olympics and Paralympics or you are a full-time professional athlete, manager or coach, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your details about the club or country you currently represent. If you are currently working in the professional services sector or you are in an executive position for a sports organisation you will not be eligible for a free ticket. 

Each attendee only needs to register once for the Conference and they will receive registration details for each session in advance of the event. Discounts are applied automatically during the registration and checkout. Please note that all tickets are non-refundable. 

Academic Membership Bulk Tickets - Our academic member institutions can receive a further discount on bulk tickets for their students. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

In the unlikely event of the British Government introducing new restrictions that require the conference to be postponed, tickets will be carried forward to the date of the rescheduled conference.   

Further Discounts

As with all LawInSport's activities we set the price to be as inclusive as possible. A full price ticket equates to less than 1 hour of  billable time for the majority of lawyers around the world. For students it is less than the price of a couple of cups of coffee for each session, and is less than 5% of the cost of many online courses. Therefore we hope you will understand why we do not offer any additional discounts.


10 hours self-certified CPD


Royal Institution of Great Britain, Green Park, Central London.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Attending Companies

  • 11KBW
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • Advantage Rule LLC
  • Athlead
  • Ankura Consulting Group
  • BBC
  • BCL Solicitors LLP
  • Blackstone Chambers
  • Brucher Thieltgen & Partners
  • Cambridge United FC
  • Cavaliero & Associates
  • Centre for Sport and Human Rights
  • Consumer BT
  • Ealing Trailfinders
  • Farrer & Co
  • Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI)
  • FIFA
  • FIM - Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
  • Freeths LLP
  • Hoffmann Liebs SPORTS LAW
  • K&L Gates
  • Kroll
  • Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs
  • Lewis Silkin LLP
  • Linklaters
  • Lubbock fine
  • National Sports Tribunal
  • Old Square Chambers
  • Özkurt Law Office
  • Safe Sport International
  • Stats Perform
  • Stevens & Bolton LLP
  • Swansea University
  • The Professional Collegiate League
  • Vela Wood
  • World 12s

Conference Images

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Event Properties

Event Date 07-09-2022 9:00
Event End Date 08-09-2022 21:00
Individual Price £596
Location The Royal Institution of Great Britain


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