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Takeaways from Sports Governance, Compliance, and Investigations Workshop & Seminar

Ankura Event Recap
Thursday, 02 March 2023 By Sean Cottrell

On 25-26 January 2023, LawInSport had the pleasure of supporting Ankura, one of our member organisations, in hosting a workshop and seminar in Lausanne, Switzerland, for leaders from International Federations, Governing Bodies and the wider sports community. 

The event was focused on:

  • Sports Integrity: What does the future hold for your risk management programme?
  • Crisis Management: An interactive workshop to highlight why organisations can struggle in a crisis.
  • Development funding: Overcoming compliance challenges with funding distribution
  • Due diligence and reputation management: Managing the risk of interactions with third-parties, agents, and sponsors
  • Investigations: How to manage an investigation? Including collection and analysis of devices and data
  • Major events: The effects of Ethics, Transparency and ESG issues on major events

The speakers for the event included:

  • Carl Brown, Senior Director at Ankura
  • Jonathan Brown, Senior Managing Director in Ankura’s Sports Advisory practice and Head of the Risk, Forensics and Compliance Practice
  • Raymond Hack, Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and a Member of the CAF, FINA and FIFA Disciplinary Committees
  • Erika Riedl, Ethics Committee Member at the AIBA
  • Alejandra Salmeron Garcia, Senior Legal Counsel at the FIA
  • Jonny Gray, Senior Managing Director at Ankura & former founding CEO of the International Tennis Integrity Agency
  • Duncan Fraser, Global Practice Leader of Sports & Entertainment at Howden Insurance Brokers
  • Felix Vetter, Managing Director at Ankura
  • Greg McKenna, Head of the Biathlon Integrity Unit
  • Jake Marsh, Global Head of Integrity at Stats Perform and Director at the Darts Regulation Authority
  • Benoit Pasquier, Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys and Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport
  • Gillian Sanders OLY, former Olympian, Case Manager at Sport Resolutions and their Sports Integrity Leader
  • Moses Swaibu, a former professional football player
  • Alex Phillips, Independent Consultant working as an administrator for the World Football Remission Fund and former Head of Governance and Compliance at UEFA
  • Sean Cottrell, CEO of LawInSport
  • Ashley Ehlert, Deputy General Secretary at the International Ice Hockey Federation
  • Mike Laflin, CEO and Founder of Global Sustainable Sport
  • Jamie Singer, Partner at Onside Law

The complete timetable for the event is also available below.

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Sean is the founder and CEO of LawInSport. Founded in 2010, LawInSport has become the "go to sports law website" for sports lawyers and sports executives across the world.

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