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WISLaw Annual Conference and General Assembly in Madrid on November 16, 2017

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We are happy to announce our 1st WISLaw Annual Conference and General Assembly that will take place in Madrid on November 16, 2017, one day prior to the International Congress on Football Law organized by the Spanish Football Association!

The conference will take place exactly one year from the establishment of WISLaw in November 2016.

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Join us for our 1st WISLaw Conference & General Assembly that will be held one day prior to the 7th International Congress on Football Law in Madrid (Spain), exactly one year after the creation of WISLaw!

Agenda of the WISLaw Conference - and General Assembly

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration

9:00 am - 10:00 am General Assembly (reserved to WISLaw Members)

9:00 am - 9:30 am Conference Opening

Welcoming messages; approval of Statutes' changes, presentation and approval of Annual Report 2016; presentation and approval of the budget 2017 (WISLaw Board Member Melanie Schärer)

9:30 am - 10:00 am One Year of WISLaw

Women in Sports Law Association in figures (WISLaw Board Member Melanie Schärer) 

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break - registration for the WISLaw Annual Conference

Opening of the WISLaw Annual Conference

10:30 am - 11:00 am Presentation of the WISLaw Annual Report

Some conclusions from the research on the participation of women in the sports law sector (WISLaw Member Reyes Bellver)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm 1st Round Table: Legal Issues in Women's Football

Participants: Montserrat Jimenez, Legal Director and Interim General Director of CONMEBOL, Paraguay; Namrata Chatterjee, AFC LegalCounsel - Sports Legal Services, Disciplinary & Governance, Malaysia; 2 more Speakers (tbc); Moderator: Maria Dominguez Rubio, Lawyer at FIFA Players' Status Department, Switzerland

12:00 pm - 13:30 pm  WISLaw Lunch Break

13:30 pm - 14:30 pm 2nd Round Table: Legal Hurdles of “top/bottom” Professional Football Players

Participants: Maja Kuster Hoffmann, FIFA Head of Players' Status, Switzerland; Anna Peniche Adame, Legal Director LIGA MX / ASCENSO Mx and Member of the FIFA Players' Status Committee (Mexico); Patricia Moyersoen, Lawyer and President of AIAF, France; Alexandra Gomez Bruinewoud, Legal Counsel FIFPro, The Netherlands; Moderator: Melanie Schärer, Lawyer, Founding Partner MS Entertainment Law, Switzerland

14:30 pm - 15:30 pm 3rd Round Table: Commercial Trends In Football - Legal issues

Participants: Helen De Haan, Sports Sponsorships Senior Manager at TAG Heuer, Switzerland; Georgie Hodge, Head of Women's Football at Base Soccer Agency Ltd, United Kingdom; 2 more Speakers (tbc); Moderator: Jake F. Cohen, Sports Lawyer, London, United Kingdom

15:30 pm - 16:00 pm - Coffee Break

16:00 pm - 17:00 pm - Closing Discussion with the participants: "WISLaw Matters"

Overview of WISLaw events (activity report); WISLaw next steps & perspectives - annual program for the upcoming year (WISLaw Board Member Despina Mavromati)

Charter of WISLaw Friends (WISLaw Friend James Kitching)

17:00 pm - Informal networking reception including several officials from the Spanish Football Federation and FIFA

20:00 - Networking Drinks & Tapas at (near the conference venue)

In the conference price are included two coffee / networking breaks and a light lunch, offering the possibility for an extended networking with esteemed colleagues from the field. More information about the exact schedule and the speakers will follow in due course.

Men and Women are welcome to attend our 1st WISLaw Annual Conference!

You can find more information and register here.