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Football Law Experts Discuss The Challenges And Opportunities Of Sporting Succession

Sporting Succession in Football
Wednesday, 15 February 2023 By Mary Coleman, Haley Zenenberg, Manan Agrawal

Following the launch of the Sports Law & Policy Centre's book 'Sporting Succession in Football', LawInSport and the Sports Law & Policy Centre organised an open access webinar with some of the authors and editors of the book to discuss the key developments and learnings on this increasingly important topic.


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

  • Stefano Malvestio & Vitor Hugo Almeida, Sports lawyers from Bichara & Motta Advogados

  • Guo Cai, Partner at Jin Mao Law Firm

  • Susanah Ng, International Sports Lawyer

  • Adrian Stângaciu, Head of the Legal Department of the Romanian Football Federation

  • Zografenia Kallimani, Legal Counsel at AEK FC

  • Roy Vermeer, Legal Director at FIFPRO

Organizer + Editors

  • Michele Colucci, Member of the Dispute Resolution Chamber of the FIFA Football Tribunal

  • Josep F. Vandellós Alamilla, Founder and Principal at Vandellos Sports Law

  • Jaime Cambreleng Contreras, Partner at Cavaliero & Associates

  • Saksham Samarth, lawyer at Vandellos Sports Law

This article discusses some of the key points that were raised during the webinar which can be accessed here.

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Mary Coleman

Mary Coleman

Mary is a law student earning my Juris Doctor at the University of Notre Dame Law School. She interned with LawInSport in 2022.

Haley Zenenberg

Haley Zenenberg

Haley Zenenberg is a 2024 J.D. Candidate at Brooklyn Law School. She is currently a staff editor on the Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment Law Blog for the Film and Television section and is undergoing an externship with LawInSport till April 2023. Additionally, she currently serves as the Film and Television Chair in the Brooklyn Law Entertainment and Sports Law Society. Before working at LawInSport, she worked at Sony Music Entertainment.

Manan Agrawal

Manan Agrawal


Manan is currently an Editor at LawInSport. Before joining LawInSport, Manan practiced law at a leading media and entertainment law firm in Mumbai, India. Manan has been a part of LawInSport's inaugural Academy Mentoring Scheme and was mentored by LawInSport CEO and Founder, Sean Cottrell.

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