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WISLaw Meeting at the Law In Sport Annual Conference in London, on September 13-14, 2018


Join us for a WISLaw meeting at the Law In Sport Annual Conference that will take place in London, on September 13-14, 2018. Many of the LiS Conference speakers are WISLaw Members, including Nan Sato (JPN), Cassandra Heilbronn (AUS), Despina Mavromati (GR) & Susan Ahern (IRL). You can register to the Annual Law In Sport Conference here. 

More information about the time of the WISLaw meeting will follow shortly!

2018 AGENDA (SPEAKERS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

DAY 1 WILL HOST PANEL DISCUSSIONS, SHORT UPDATES AND DEBATES ON:

  • Data protection/GDPR Update - success, failure or too early to say?
    • Katie Hall, Solicitor, Gateley's
       
  • eSports: An update on the key legal developments in eSports
    • Chris Bond, Editor, LawInSport (Chair)
    • Ian Smith, Integrity Commissioner, ESIC
    • Anna Baumann, eSports Lawyer
    • Vyte Danileviciute, International Counsel, Riot Games
       
  • Dispute resolution: Debate - Is sports arbitration fit for purpose?
    • Nina Goolamali QC, Head of Sport, 2 Temple Gardens
    • Jon Taylor QC, co-head of our Sport Group, Bird & Bird
    • Sir Wyn Williams FLSW, Barrister, Judge (Former High Court Judge) and Mediator, 39 Essex Chambers
    • Dr. Despina Mavromati, International Sports Lawyer & Arbitrator, SportLegis

 

  • Match-Fixing Update
    • Kevin Carpenter, Principal, Captivate Legal & Sports Solutions & Special Counsel, Sports Integrity, Genius Sports
  • Ticketing: How to effectively regulate the secondary ticketing market?
    • Prof Mark James, Director of Research - Law, Manchester Law School
    • James Stebbing, Senior Legal Counsel, Rugby Football Union
    • TBC
    • TBC
    • TBC
  • Japanese Sports Industry: Update on the commercial and regulatory legal issues ahead of the Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
    • Andrew Smith, Barrsiter, Matrix Chambers (Chair)
    • Takuya Yamazaki, Managing Partner, Field-R
    • Nan Sato, Associate, Field-R
    • Anil Matharu, Vice President and Counsel, IMG Events EMEA
    • Omar Hassanein, Chief Executive, International Rugby Players' Association (IRPA)
  • Technology: Technology and sport - the current opportunities and challenges for the adoption of technology in sport
    • To be announced soon. 
  • Betting & Data: The relationship between betting industry, media & sports data
    • Sean Cottrell, CEO, LawInSport (Chair)
    • Susan Ahern, Barrister and former General Counsel of World Rugby
    • Perform Group
    • Sportradar
    • Genius Sport

DAY 2 WILL HOST PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON:

  • Regulating Agents Update: How do different sports approach regulating sports agents?
    • Prof. Richard Parish & Andrea Cattaneo, Edge Hill University
  • Licensing: What challenges are there for governing bodies licensing sports events and participants?
    • Jon Walters, Partner, Northridge (Chair)
    • Dr Katarina Pijetlovic, Senior Lecturer in EU Law and Sports Law at Liverpool Hope University.
    • Benoit Keane, Keane Legal and Consultant, Northridge
    • TBC
    • TBC
  • Safe Sport: How can you create a gold standard for safe sport?
    • Maureen Weston, Director, Entertainment Media & Sports Law Program, Pepperdine University (Chair)
    • Adele Eastman, Solicitor (Child Protection Unit) Farrer & Co
    • Norman Wain, General Counsel, Chief of Business Affairs, USA Track & Field
    • TBC
    • TBC
  • Anti-Doping Update
    • Rick Liddell, Barrister, 4 New Square
  • Media: What are the challenges and opportunities presented by the shift in how sports fans consume sports media?
    • Nick Fitzpatrick, Global Co-Chair, Media, Sport and Entertainment Sector, DLA Piper (Chair)
    • Tom Burrows, Commercial Strategy Director - Rights & Distribution, DAZN & Perform Group
    • Sarah MacDonald, Associate, Wiggins
    • TBC
    • TBC
  • Commercial contracts: How to approach negotiating international commercial contracts
    • Luka Krsljanin, Barrister, 2 Temple Gardens (Chair)
    • Ricardo De Buen, Managing Partner, De Buen, Rodriguez Abogados, CAS Arbitrator (Mexico)
    • Richard Brand, Head of Sport, Arent Fox (USA)
    • Cassandra Heilbronn, Senior Associate, Minter Ellison (Australia)
    • David Murray, Consultant, Shoosmiths and co-founder, Fozmuz (former Head of Sports Rights at BBC)
  • In-House: General Counsel Forum
    • To be announced shortly