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Refereeing: a comparison of how technology is used to assist refereeing decisions across sports - Discussion to take place at Understand the Rules of the Game 2019

Referring panel

We are excited to announce that the 5th LawInSport’s Annual Conference ‘Understand The Rules Of The Game 2019’ will be hosted at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Green Park (Mayfair), London on 12th & 13th September 2019.

This two day conference will build on the success of the previous annual conferences at which over 300 leading sports lawyers, sports executives, academics, students and athletes networked and discussed the key issues and developments in international sports law.

Our refereeing update will provide a comparison of how technology is used to assist refereeing decisions across sports. We are delighted to have the following international sports lawyer provide the update at the conference this year:

  • Kate Porter, International Arbitration and Sports Law Attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

You will be able to follow updates about the conference by using #LISconf19.

We would also like to thank our sponsors, Ernst & Young:

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Kate Porter is an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York where she represents a wide variety of clients in litigation and international arbitration matters, with a particular emphasis on sports-related disputes. Her experience includes representing major sports leagues and organizations in high-profile investigations and disputes, including: the vice president of the Asian Football Confederation and the Qatar Football Association, in obtaining a complete victory before the FIFA Appeal Committee; a Brazilian sports marketing firm and its U.S. affiliate in a breach-of-contract dispute against a South American soccer confederation and its president, 10 national soccer associations and a competitor sports marketing firm; and a men’s professional golf tour in a dispute with its member arising out of the application of the tour’s anti-doping program.

Kate's experience also includes serving as clerk and ad hoc clerk to arbitration panels in sports-related arbitrations before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), under both the ordinary and appeal arbitration procedures. Her work with CAS includes disputes relating to the international transfer of players, the interpretation and application of an international federation’s rules, and anti-doping matters.

Kate is a frequent speaker on dispute resolution in sports law, and has lectured to law students at Columbia University, Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE), Football Business Academy and St. John’s University. 

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