• Title image - Taxation and Player Transfers

    Taxation and Player Transfers


    This panel explains taxation relating to the transfer of players

    • Marie-Anne Lindhardt - Partner, MAQS Advokatbyrå
    • Peter Hackleton - Head of Sports and Entertainment Group, Saffery Champness
    • Daan Buylaert - Tax Counsel, Tiberghien
    • Carlos Carnero - Lawyer, Senn Ferrero, Associados Sports & Entertainment
    • Dr Mario Tenore - Tax Advisor, Maisto e Associati

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Safeguarding Players and Staff

    Safeguarding Players and Staff

    Update on safeguarding players and staff in football - regulation, investigation and prosecution.


    • Fenella Morris QC, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers (moderator)
    • Richard Bush, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird
    • Hannah Kent, Associate, Charles Russell Speechlys
    • Joshua Charalambous, Associate, RPC
    • Katie Fudakowski​ Partner Farrer & Co

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Match-Fixing in Football

    Match-Fixing in Football

    This panel discuss provides an update on the latest developments in match-fixing in football.


    • Kendrah Potts – Barrister, 4 New Square
    • Phil Hutchinson – Senior Associate, Mills & Reeve
    • Jake Marsh – Head of Integrity, Stats Perform
    • Ennio Bovolenta, Head of Integrity Legal & Compliance Division, FIFA
    • Affy Sheikh – Head of Starlizard Integrity Services

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Player’s Rights: Duty of Care & Return to Play

    Player’s Rights: Duty of Care & Return to Play

    Player’s Rights: Duty of Care & Return to Play


    • Tammi Gaw - Founder and Executive Director, Advantage Rule LLC (Moderator)
    • Gareth Farrelly - Solicitor, Bermans (and Ex-Premier League Player)
    • Prof. Mark James - Manchester Metropolitan University
    • Brendan Schwab, Executive Director of the World Players Association.
    • Loic Alves - Legal Counsel, FIFPRO

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title Image - Key Changes to the FIFA Regulations

    Key Changes to the FIFA Regulations

    This panel discussion covers the latest FIFA regulatory changes including those focused on the transfer system reforms. 


    • Carol Couse – Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP (Moderator)
    • James Kitching – Director of Football Regulatory, FIFA
    • Mario Florez Chemor – Associate, Morgan Sports Law
    • Jan Kleiner – Partner & Co-Head of Sport, Bär & Karrer

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Managers and Backroom Staff Contracts

    Managers and Backroom Staff Contracts

    A panel discussion on the employment status of managers and backroom staff of football clubs.


    • Libby Payne – Senior Associate, Withers
    • Sean Jones QC – Barrister 11KBW
    • John Mehrzad QC – Head of Sport, Littleton Chambers
    • Nick Humphreys - Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Football Agents - Regulating and Educating

    Football Agents - Regulating and Educating

    Regulating and Educating Football Agents


    • Stefania Genesis - Co-Founder and Director, Livida Sport (Moderator)
    • Serhat Yilmaz - Director, Professional Certificate Program for Sports Agents, Loughborough University
    • Ricardo Cardoso – Sports Lawyer, CMB Law Firm
    • Guo Cai – Practice Head International Law and Sports – Jin Mao Law Firm
    • Nuno Santos Rocha – Head of Legal, FC Porto
    • Vittorio Rigo – Managing Partner, ELSA Lex

    This event took place on Thursday, 21 May 2020. You have to be a registered attendee to watch access this video. To register please go to our Events Section. 

    (Plus Membership required)


  • Title image - Sponsorship Developments In Football

    Sponsorship Developments In Football

    A discussion on the legal and commercial developments in sponsorship in football: 

    • Ashley Blake - Partner, The Sports Consultancy Legal
    • Alex Kelham - Partner, Lewis Silkin
    • Adrian Bevington - Founder, Bevington Sport & PR Limited
    • Jonathan Bellamy - Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Investing in Technology in Football

    Investing in Technology in Football

    How should football clubs invest in, adopt and use technology? Exploring this issue are:

    • Jon Walters - Partner, Northridge Law LLP (Moderator)
    • Brandon Janosky, Managing Director, Stadia Ventures
    • Charlie Greenwood, Founder, Sports Loft
    • Tom Lambert. Counsel and Commercial Operations Lead, Two Circles
    • Drew Barrand, Commercial Consultant & Former Marketing Director, EFL

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Liquidation and Administration of Football Clubs

    Liquidation and Administration of Football Clubs

    Analysing the approaches to the administration and liquidation of football clubs dealing with insolvency. Our speakers:

    • Rebecca Andrews-Walker, Senior Associate, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
    • Mark Hovell - Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP
    • Josep Vandellos Alamilla - Founder, Vandellos Sports Law

    (Plus Membership required)


  • Title image - Player Contracts: Transfer of Players, Sell-on Clauses and Solidarity Payment

    Player Contracts: Transfer of Players, Sell-on Clauses and Solidarity Payments

    Examining the developments of player transfers, sell-on clauses and solidarity payments:

    • James Severn - Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
    • Sean Cottrell, CEO, LawInSport
    • Patricia Moyersoen - Managing Partner, Cabinet Moyersoen
    • Ariel Reck - Sports Lawyer
    • Jakub Laskowski - Director of Legal and Sport Administration, Legia Warsaw
    • Jaques Blondin - Head of TMS, FIFA
    • Pekka Aho - Attorney-at-Law, Applex Attorneys


    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Financial Control and Regulation of Football Clubs

    Financial Control and Regulation of Football Clubs

    Exploring the effectiveness and potential changes to the financial control and regulation of football clubs. Our speakers are:

    • Rob Harris - Global Sports Correspondent, Associated Press
    • Steven Flynn - Barrister, Kings Chambers
    • Kieran Maguire - Lecturer, Liverpool University, author of Price of Football
    • Christopher Flanagan - Managing Editor, International Sports Law Journal
    • Marianne Clayton, Partner, Clayton & Segura
    • Anand Patel, Associate, Linklaters

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Financing Football Clubs

    Financing Football Clubs

    This panel discussion examines the different forms of financing available to football clubs and what the future trends mean for the sustainability and development of football.

    • Graham Shear - Head of Commercial Litigation, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
    • Jonathan Brown - Partner, Forensics - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Control Risks
    • Timothy Bridge - Director, Deloitte Sports Business Group
    • Michael Savva - Partner, Watson Farley Williams
    • Elio Andrea Palmitessa - Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor, BDC Associati

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Brand Protection Workshop

    Brand Protection Workshop

    How to develop a brand protection strategy with Sean Corbett - Founder and Principal, Pit Stop Brand Consultancy and former Brand Protection Manger, Formula One Management Limited.

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Women’s Football - what does the future hold?

    Women’s Football - what does the future hold?

    This panel discusses the future of women’s football.

    • Reyes Bellver - Bellver Sports (Moderator)
    • Izzy Wray - Consultant, Deloitte Sports Business Group
    • Nan Sato - Lawyer, Field-R Law
    • Daniele Muscarà - Legal Consultant, Juventus Football Club

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Football In-House Counsel Forum

    Football In-House Counsel Forum

    This discussion focuses on the role and work of in-house counsel in different football organisations. Speakers:

    • Jody MacDonald - Partner,  Charles Russell Speechlys
    • Sabrina Buljubasic - CEO, FK Sarajevo
    • Amy Wells – Head of Legal Services, Everton FC
    • Andrew Mercer – Acting General Counsel and Legal Director, Asian Football Confederation
    • Steve Argeris – Vice-President and General Counsel, Tepper Sports (Carolina Panthers and Charlotte MLS 2021
    • Michael Murphy – Legal Counsel, Premier Soccer League

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - The 2021 WADA Code and Football

    The 2021 WADA Code and Football

    This session identifies the key provisions of the 2021 WADA Code and how it applies to football.

    • Jeff Benz - Attorney, Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator, JAMS & 4 New Square (Moderator)
    • Paul Greene - Global Sports Advocates
    • Brianna Quinn - Attorney, Levy Kaufmann Kohler

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Developments in Football Media Rights and Gambling

    Developments in Football Media Rights and Gambling

    This session discusses the developments in media rights and the relationship with the gambling industry.

    • Rowena Samarasinhe - Partner, LEVEL (Moderator)
    • Paul Darling QC - Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers
    • David Zeffman, Partner - Head of Gambling and Sport, CMS
    • Antariksh Das - Head of Legal, Regulatory and Governance, All India Football Federation
    • Álvaro Gómez de la Vega Jiménez - Legal Manager, Málaga Club de Fútbol

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Reputation management for football players and managers

    Reputation management for football players and managers

    This panel examines the challenges and best practice for dealing with reputation management for football players and managers:


    • Andy May - Founder and Director, Retiro
    • Karim Bouzidi – Partner, Clintons
    • Caroline McAteer – Director, Sports PR Company
    • David Sherborne – Barrister, 5RB

    (Plus Membership required)

  • Title image - Dealing with Racism in Football

    Dealing with Racism in Football

    This panel explores how football can deal with racism from a legal and regulatory perspective. 


    • Laura Da Silva Gomes – Silverfish CSR (Moderator)
    • Troy Townsend – Head of Development, Kick it Out
    • Craig Harris – Barrister, Furnival Chambers
    • Ifeanyi Odogwu – Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
    • Piara Powar – Executive Director at FARE Network 
    • Elaine Banton - Barrister, 7 Bedford Row

    (Plus Membership required)

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