• What are the commercial, legal and regulatory risk and rewards of NFTs & Fan Tokens?

    What are the commercial, legal and regulatory risk and rewards of NFTs & Fan Tokens?

    Our panel will explore the commercial, legal and regulatory issues associated with NFTs and Fan Tokens and look at what issues may be coming in the near and distant future.

    Speakers:

    • Zane Shihab, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
    • Andrew Cooke, General Counsel, Fnatic
    • Tiran Gunawardena, Principal Associate & Arbitrator, Mills & Reeve
    • Chris Bond, Director of Editorial, LawInSport
  • How is the corporate governance landscape influencing sports governance?

    How is the corporate governance landscape influencing sports governance?

    Our panel will discuss and compare what has been happening in the corporate world and see how traditional sports and esports are evolving including board structures, organising and hosting events, stakeholders representation, diversity and inclusions, environment and other social considerations.

    • Kelvin Omuojine, Governance Consultant & Former Compliance and Regulations, Nigeria Professional Football League
    • Alexander Inglot, Commissioner, ESL Pro League
  • What does "sustainable investment" in sport bring to the table?

    What does "sustainable investment" in sport bring to the table?

    Our panel will explore how the growing emphasis being placed on investors to ensure their investments meet Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards will impact the sports sector. The panel will also examine and debate how considerations around financial controls in sport may impact investments and the current financial and corporate model of sport.

    Speakers:

    • Daniel Harris-Gorelov, Strategy & Operations Consultant, Move The Posts
    • Matt Slater, Football Business Journalist, The Athletic.
    • Richard Millington, Partner, Shoosmiths
    • Kristen Fulmer, Founder & CEO, Recipric
    • Sabrina Buljubasic, Professor/CO-Founder FCE Europe & Former CEO, FK Sarajevo
  • How are sports organisations evolving to address the issues of sports integrity and protecting the welfare of athletes?

    How are sports organisations evolving to address the issues of sports integrity and protecting the welfare of athletes?

    As the sports industry continues to grow and mature as a sector there is an increasing understanding that sports organisations must evolve to address the increasingly complex issues of sports integrity. This panel will discuss how sports organisations can create a joined up approach to best address the issues from athlete welfare, safeguarding, anti-doping, match-fixing and anti-corruption with a finite amount of resources.

    • Kim Mundy, Head of Safeguarding & Governance, Southampton FC
    • Richard Bush, Partner, Bird & Bird
    • Tim Naylor, Director of Integrity and Regulation, British Horseracing Authority
    • Alastair Campbell, Partner, Level
  • How are changes to the law impacting sports ability to commercialise data?

    How are changes to the law impacting sports ability to commercialise data?

    Our panel will discuss and debate how changes to legislation and regulations in different parts of the world impacts the ability of sport organisations to use and commercialise data and how the rights and protections given to individuals (e.g. fans and athletes) influences their ability to run their organisations and exploit commercial opportunities.

    Speakers:

    • Hugh Tomlinson QC, Barrister, Matrix Chambers
    • Anya Proops QC, Barrister, 11KBW
    • Jorge Oliveira, Head of Data Protection, FIFA
    • Manan Agrawal, Editor, LawInSport (Moderator)
  • How can we create a more unified approach to addressing discrimination in sport?

    How can we create a more unified approach to addressing discrimination in sport?

    While sport is not immune from the problems we see in society, sports can undoubtedly play a significant role in highlighting important issues and being a positive influence on society. However, recent history has shown the sports sector still has a lot of work still to do when it comes to addressing issues around inclusion and diversity. Our panel will explore how sports can take a more unified and comprehensive approach to dealing with issues of discrimination as well as highlight some of the good rules, policies and practices that are already being used by some organisations in and out of sport.

    Speakers:

    • Ifeanyi Odogwu, Barrister, Matrix Chambers (Moderator)
    • Jonathan Hirshler, CEO, Signify
    • Piara Powar, Executive Director, Fare Network
    • Reyes Bellver, President, Leadership Women Football (LWF)
    • N.Jeremi Duru, Professor, American University Washington College of Law
  • How to become a sports lawyer

    How to become a sports lawyer (December 2021)

    This is a workshop to help aspiring sports lawyers understand the industry and how to create a plan to develop their career and/or sports law practice.

    Speakers:

    • Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate, RPC
    • Jeremy Stone, Senior Legal Counsel, Williams Racing
    • Emily Soilleux, Associate, Shoosmiths
  • Title image - Esport Legal Developments Video

    Esports - Legal Developments

    Our leading industry and legal experts discuss the key legal challenges facing the esport industry worldwide, ranging from governance and player welfare concerns to regulatory issues.

    Our speakers for the panel session are:

    • Andrew Cooke, General Counsel, Fnatic
    • William Deller, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird
    • Daniel Kozelko, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
    • Ian Smith, Commissioner, Esports Integrity Commission 
    • Vyte Danileviciute, Principal Counsel, Riot Games 
    • Anna Baumann, Executive Vice President Esports at ReKTGlobal and Managing Director and General Counsel, Rogue Sports 

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - What is the future of Sports Media Rights? Video

    What is the future of Sports Media Rights?

    Our panel of leading experts discuss what lies ahead for sports media and broadcasting, including: current trends in the market, free-to-air broadcasters, over-the-top (OTT) offerings, and the role of new technology and big data.

    Speakers:

    • Betul Ayranci, former Legal Counsel, Sports Rights & Acquisitions, Europe & Africa, Fox Sports
    • Julian Moore, Head of Sport (London), Mills & Reeve LLP
    • Andrew Ryan, Managing Director, FIBA Media
    • David Murray, Consultant and Former Head Sports Rights at the BBC
    • Ross Sylvester​, Partner, Wiggin

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Legal and governance lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

    Legal and governance lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

    The in-house focused panel discuss what legal and governance lessons their organisations and clients have learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Speakers:

    • Mike​ Herbert, Associate, Northridge Law
    • Stephen Taylor Heath, Partner and Head of Sport, JMW Solicitors
    • Norman Wain, General Counsel, Chief of Business Affairs at USA Track & Field, Inc
    • Ashley Ehlert, Legal Director, International Ice Hockey Federation

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Expert Witnesses: using hot tubbing

    Expert Witnesses: using hot tubbing

    Our expert panel discuss dealing with expert witnesses and the use of hot tubbing in practice.

    Speakers:

    • Brent Nowicki, Head of Anti-Doping Division, Court of Arbitration for Sport
    • Lord Dyson, Arbitrator, Sport Resolution and Court of Arbitration for Sport, Former Master of the Rolls & Justice of the Supreme Court, 39 Essex Chambers
    • Hon. Dr Annabelle Bennett, AC, SC, FAA, Arbitrator, Court of Arbitration, Chancellor, Bond University, President, Anti-Discrimination Board and retired Judge of the Federal Court of Australia 
    • Jim Bunting, Founding Partner, Tyr LLP and lawyer for Caster Semenya

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Arbitration - how to establish an effective & independent National Sports Tribunal

    Arbitration - how to establish an effective & independent National Sports Tribunal

    Our expert panel discuss how to establish an effective and independent National Sports tribunal.

    Speakers:

    • Professor Jack Anderson, Director of Studies, Sports Law, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne 
    • Jonathan Bray, Deputy CEO and Registrar, National Sports Tribunal, Australian Government Department of Health
    • Catherine Pitre, Head of Case Management, Sport Resolutions

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Anti-doping - Examining contamination cases

    Anti-doping - Examining contamination cases

    Identifying and proving contamination sources in anti-doping cases has been something that attracted much discussion and debate. Our expert panel discuss and examine:

    • the various possible contamination sources;
    • the UFC’s approach to decision limits and decision concentration levels;
    • ongoing research and discussions related to threshold and meat contamination; and
    • the importance of investigations, qualified expert opinions and testimony.

    Our speakers: 

    • Jonathan Taylor QC, Head of Sports Group (London), Bird & Bird
    • Paul Greene, Sports Lawyer & Founder, Global Sports Advocates
    • Jeff Novitzky, Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance, UFC
    • Janie Soublière, Principal, Soubliere Sport Law and Arbitrator, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Sport Dispute Resolution Center of Canada, Sport Resolutions and UFC Anti-Doping Panel

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Sports integrity functions - what is the future?

    Sports integrity functions - what is the future?

    With the drive towards increased transparency and international cooperation to fight corruption in sport, our expert panel discuss:

    • the work being undertaken through the International Partnership Against Corruption In Sport (IPACS)
    • how athletes are and should be involved;
    • how whistleblowers are or could be better protected; and
    • how national laws currently assist, or fail to assist, law enforcement and sport organisations combat corruption.

    Our speakers: 

    • Louis Weston, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers
    • Wayne Barnes, Barrister, Fulcrum Chambers & International Rugby Union Referee
    • Ronan O'Laoire, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
    • Donna Bartley, Senior Associate, Morgan Sports Law

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Private equity investment in sport

    Private equity investment in sport

    Our expert panel discuss the different types of private equity (PE) investments, notable trends in the wider PE market; why sports organisations are becoming more attractive targets for investment than before; and the benefits and restrictions that come with taking PE investment:

    • Nic Couchman, Partner, Head of Sport at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 

    • Peter Hanton, Associate, Clifford Chance LLP and former Secondee at CVC Capital Partners and at Blackstone

    • Greg Scott, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance LLP and former Secondee at CVC Capital Partners and at Blackstone

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Insurance: how is the industry adjusting to the demands of the sports sector?

    Insurance: how is the industry adjusting to the demands of the sports sector?

    Our expert panel discuss how the insurance industry is adjusting the demands of the sports sector.

    Speakers:

    • Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate, RPC
    • James Hands, Head of Sports & Entertainment, Miller Insurance
    • Deborah Nicholson, Head of Crime and Regulatory, Markel Law

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Tax update - how authorities are changing their approach

    Tax update - how authorities are changing their approach

    The expert panel discuss how tax authorities are changing their approach to sports organisations and athletes.

    Speakers:

    • Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
    • Michelle Sloane, Partner, RPC
    • Rhys Linnell, Sport & Entertainment Tax Adviser at Saffery Champness LLP
    • Mario Tenore, Fiscalista/Tax advisor, Maisto e Associati
    • Carlos Carnero, Abogado, Senn Ferrero Asociados Sports & Entertainment

    (Plus Membership required)

     

  • Title image - Financial regulation and salary caps

    Financial regulation and salary caps

    Our panel explore how financial regulation may evolve resulting in possible introduction of cost controls, such as salary caps, to ensure competitive balance both in a domestic and international context whilst enabling short, medium and long-term sustainable growth.

    Speakers:

    • Kwadjo Adjepong, Competition Law Expert & Arbitrator, Sport Resolutions
    • Benoit Keane, Solicitor & Avocat at Keane Legal
    • Noah Croom, Managing Partner, Beautiful Game Group LLC & former Major League Sports Executive
    • James Eighteen, Partner, Northridge Law
    • Christopher Stoner QC, Barrister, Serle Court

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Protecting against exploitation in women's sport

    Protecting against exploitation in women's sport

    Our expert panel discuss how to protect against exploitation in women's sport drawing on the experience and lessons from the fight for justice following the abuse done by officials of the Afghanistan Football Federation against female athletes in Afghanistan.

    Speakers:

    • Khayran Noor, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya & Founder & CEO, Sports Legal (Moderator)
    • Khalida Popal, Founder & Director, Girl Power Organisation
    • Kat Craig, CEO, Athlead CIC
    • Madalina Diaconu, Lawyer; Managing Partner @SPLC Avocats & Notaires, Associate Professor -University of Neuchatel, Member of UEFA Member of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Safeguarding - new approaches and lessons from recent developments

    Safeguarding - new approaches and lessons from recent developments

    Our panel explore the new approaches and lessons from recent developments in Safeguarding (including child protection)?

    • James Counsell QC, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers
    • Jennie Smith, Barrister & Safeguarding Advisor
    • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympian, Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords, Motivational Speaker and Broadcaster
    • Anne Tiivas, Chair, SafeSport International
    • John Mehrzad QC, Head of Sport, Littleton Chambers

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Diversity in sports governance & senior management

    Diversity in sports governance & senior management

    What can we do to encourage and create diversity in sports governance & senior management? How can The FA's Leadership Diversity Code be a framework for other sports to follow? 

    • Stephanie David, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
    • Paul Elliott, Chair, The FA's Inclusion Advisory Board and former professional footballer
    • Elaine Banton, Barrister, 7 Bedford Row & Co-Chair of the Bar Council's, Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee
    • Cassandra Heilbronn, Sport & Entertainment Regulation Legal Manager

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Athlete Empowerment & Activism

    Athlete Empowerment & Activism

    Where is the future of athletes in the decision-making process in sport?

    Speakers

    • David West, Chief Operating Officer, PCL and 2 x NBA Champion with the Golden State Warriors
    • Rob Koehler, Director General, Global Athlete
    • Gigi Alford, Sport & Human Rights, World Players Association at UNI Global Union
    • Sean Cottrell, CEO & Founder, LawInSport (moderator)

    (Plus Membership required)


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