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Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein announced as Silver Sponsors for the 5th Edition of LawInSport’s Sports Law Arbitration Moot

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein announced as Silver Sponsors for the 5th Edition of LawInSport’s Sports Law Arbitration Moot

We are delighted to announce Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein (“ASD Law”) as a Silver Sponsor for the 5th edition of the global Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM) competition. The SLAM Grand Finals of the competition will take place on 12-13 April 2024 at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The SLAM is a student moot competition, organised to promote greater knowledge of the values and rules of international sports arbitration, the go to dispute resolution mechanism in the sector.

SLAM provides students from around the world the opportunity to:

  1. Develop and showcase their legal and advocacy skills before the world’s leading arbitrators and practitioners virtually and in-person;
  2. Gain real world experience of international sports arbitration under the leading procedural rules;
  3. Receive complimentary training on drafting written submissions and advocacy from some of the world’s leading advocates and arbitrators in world sport.

Students compete for the chance to win:

  • £1500 for the winners of the competition
  • £1000 for the runners-up of the competition

Alexander Engelhard, Counsel at ASD Law, said “SLAM is the leading sports arbitration moot competition in the world and we are delighted to support it once again. ASD’s sports dispute resolution practice is a main pillar of our work and we are committed to help develop tomorrow’s leaders in the sector”. Dr. David Stadtfeld, Senior Associate at ASD Law added “as a former (Vis) moot court participant, I had some great experiences around developing my advocacy skills and community building during my studies, which highly benefited my professional career. I am now beyond excited to be involved with another prestigious and truly international moot competition, and to share my knowledge and experiences with ambitious students.” 

Sean Cottrell, CEO at LawInSport added "We are thrilled to welcome ASD Law as a Silver Sponsor again for the 5th Edition of SLAM. Their support will be instrumental in building upon our relationship from the last edition in providing our participants with the opportunity to hone their skills in a world-class setting. Arbitration plays a crucial role in sports law in ensuring fairness and upholding the integrity of the game. This competition fosters the next generation of legal minds who will champion these values, and ASD Law’s continued partnership underscores their commitment to the future of sports law."

About SLAM 

SLAM welcomes legal students from all over the world and strives to be diverse in its student and judging base. Deserving students are provided with financial assistance for both the registration fee and the costs of appearing in the in-person rounds of the competition (if they advance), where there is demonstrated financial need, to ensure that financial barriers do not prevent students from receiving the exposure to sports law through the competition.

SLAM is a non-for-profit initiative that brings together people from around the world to support and provide opportunities for students to connect, gain valuable experience that will help them in their career in law and sport. SLAM has seen:

  • 120 teams from 20+ countries entering the competition
  • 80+ teams have benefited from receiving written submission and oral advocacy training from leading advocates and arbitrators.  
  • 80+ CAS Arbitrators & 100+ advocates, from 20 countries, have volunteered their time and expertise to help judged the written submissions. 23 CAS arbitrators judged the oral rounds (which were all judged solely by CAS arbitrators

Please note that registrations close on 1 December 2023.

To register a team, please click here.

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About Arnecke SIbeth Dabelstein

Arnecke SIbeth Dabelstein is one of the leading full-service commercial law firms in Germany with five offices and more than 100 lawyers, notaries and tax consultants.

“Our sports practice group ASD Sports is one of the very few legal practices in the market that can claim to offer full-service legal advice to the entire sports industry. Due to the broad range of legal services provided by our lawyers, all of whom are leading advisors in their respective fields, we cover not only typical legal practice areas relevant to sport such as labour, IP, media, antitrust, association law and dispute resolution, but also more specialised areas such as real estate, M&A, tax and public law.”

For more information on ASD Sports, please visit here.

About LawInSport

LawInSport is the world leading sports law knowledge hub and global community that provides practically focused expert analysis and commentary on the latest legal developments in sport. LawInSport collaborates with our community of over 30,000 lawyers, sports executives, sports administrators, athletes, coaches, academics and students and their organisations helping them to “understand the rules of the game”™

Registration Extension & Financial Support - Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM)

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Only three weeks after the launch of the SLAM 2022, 30+ teams registered for the global sports law moot competition. However, many teams have asked for an extension, and following consultations with students and academic institutions, we are excited to be announcing the registration deadline has been extended to 8 December 2021.

Secretariat announced as Gold Sponsors for the 5th Edition of LawInSport’s Sports Law Arbitration Moot

Secretariat announced as Gold Sponsors for the 5th Edition of LawInSport’s Sports Law Arbitration Moot

We are thrilled to announce Secretariat Advisors, LLC  (“Secretariat”) as Gold Sponsor for 5th edition of the global Sports Law Arbitration Moot (“SLAM”) competition. The SLAM Grand Finals of the competition take place on 12-13 April 2024 at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The SLAM is a student moot competition, organised to promote greater knowledge of the values and rules of international sports arbitration, the go to dispute resolution mechanism in the sector.

SLAM provides students from around the world the opportunity to:

  1. Develop and showcase their legal and advocacy skills before the world’s leading arbitrators and practitioners virtually and in-person;
  2. Gain real world experience of international sports arbitration under the leading procedural rules; and,
  3. Receive complimentary training on drafting written submissions and advocacy from some of the world’s leading advocates and arbitrators in world sport.

Students compete for the chance to win:

  • £1,500 for the winners of the competition; and,
  • £1,000 for the runners-up of the competition

Shalabh Gupta, Associate Director at Secretariat said “Secretariat is delighted to sponsor the SLAM 2024 competition. This event embodies our commitment to positively shaping the future of arbitrations by providing young professionals with real-world training and experience.” Amran Nawaz, Manager at Secretariat added “We are excited for students to compete using the CAS Code in front of some of the world's most respected advocates and arbitrators.”

Sean Cottrell, CEO at LawInSport added “Our collaboration with Secretariat reaffirms our intention to deliver a world class experience for all participants and judges. The support provided by Secretariat, and our other sponsors, means we are in a position to provide a truly special experience for the next generation of talented lawyers, no matter their location or financial circumstances."

About SLAM

SLAM welcomes legal students from all over the world and strives to be diverse in its student and judging base. Deserving students are provided with financial assistance for both the registration fee and the costs of appearing in the in-person rounds of the competition (if they advance), where there is demonstrated financial need, to ensure that financial barriers do not prevent students from receiving the exposure to sports law through the competition.

SLAM is a not-for-profit initiative that brings together people from around the world to support and provide opportunities for students to connect, gain valuable experience that will help them in their career in law and sport. SLAM has seen:

  • 120 teams from 20+ countries entering the competition.
  • 80+ teams have benefited from receiving written submission and oral advocacy training from leading advocates and arbitrators.  
  • 80+ CAS Arbitrators & 100+ advocates, from 20 countries, have volunteered their time and expertise to help judged the written submissions. 23 CAS arbitrators judged the oral rounds (which were all judged solely by CAS arbitrators.

Please note that registrations close on 21 January 2024.

To register a team, please click here.

For more information on the competition, please visit here or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on sponsoring SLAM, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Secretariat

Secretariat experts are trusted in the highest-stakes legal, risk, and regulatory matters around the world.

With nearly 500 professionals located in key commercial and arbitration centres, renowned law firms, leading corporations, and influential institutions rely on our disputes, litigation, economic, and data analytics expertise when the stakes are high -- supporting them with meticulous preparation, insightful analysis, and clearly persuasive communications. Secretariat professionals specialize in the following areas:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Construction Damages
  • Construction Delay & Quantum
  • Data Analytics & Strategy
  • Data Security & Privacy Compliance
  • Digital Forensics
  • Disputes
  • Economic Damages & Valuations
  • Economic Regulation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations & Compliance
  • Labour & Employment Disputes

Secretariat currently ranks 4th in the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) 2023 Expert Witness Power Index, the preeminent annual ranking of the world’s leading international arbitration practices.

For more information on Secretariat, please visit here.

About LawInSport

LawInSport is the world leading sports law knowledge hub and global community that provides practically focused expert analysis and commentary on the latest legal developments in sport. LawInSport collaborates with our community of over 30,000 lawyers, sports executives, sports administrators, athletes, coaches, academics and students and their organisations helping them to “understand the rules of the game”™.

Sports Law Arbitration Moot (SLAM) Application Deadline Extended to 24 December 2021

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SLAM is a unique initiative, with the objective of providing a world-class moot competition that promotes greater knowledge of the values and rules of international sports arbitration, a key dispute resolution mechanism in the sector. 

We are proud to announce that we have over 40 teams registered for the global sports law moot competition, SLAM. We have already extended the deadline for registrations once, however, we have been inundated with requests for a further extension. 

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