International Encyclopaedia of Sports Law - Kluwer Law International

The Editors of the International Encyclopaedia of Sports Law  published by Kluwer Law International are looking for entries of the following countries:

Bangladesh; Bolivia; Bosnia & Herzegovina; Botswana; Cambodia; Cameroon; Chile; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; Estonia; Ethiopia; Ghana; Guatemala; Hong Kong; Iceland; Indonesia; :Iraq; Israel; Jamaica; Jordan; Latvia; Luxembourg; Malawi; Malta; Montenegro; Nepal; Nigeria; Norway; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; San Marino; Serbia; Singapore; South Korea; Sri Lanka; Sweden; Taiwan R.O.C.; Thailand; Uganda; Uruguay; Venezuela; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Here is the link to the flyer: https://ielaws.com/encyclopaedias/pdf/iel-sports-law-flyer.pdf .

Our members who are interested in writing an entry for the Encyclopedia are welcome to contact info.wislaw@gmail.com for more information.

Melanie Schärer's radio talk on WISLaw in "Detrás del Deporte" (behind the Sport), Venezuela

Melanie Schärer's radio talk on WISLaw in "Detrás del Deporte" (behind the Sport), Venezuela, December 2, 2017 (in Spanish)

In this radio interview, Melanie Schärer, Managing Partner of MS Entertainment Law, former FIFA Players' Status Group Leader and Founder of Women In Sports Law (WISLaw) talks to the Venezuelan Sports lawyer and producer of the Saturday morning talk show "Détras del Deporte", Antonio Quintero, about her many years of experience in football arbitration and the creation of WISLaw as a result of the female underrepresentation in the "visible" leadership positions in this sector of law and about the remarkable success that WISLaw achieved in its first year of existence. Her radio talk can be listened here (https://ve.radiocut.fm/audiocut/detras-del-deporte-02122017-entrevista-con-melanie-scharer-miembro-fundadora-de-la-wislaw/amp/?__twitter_impression=true) or on most podcast apps. 

Despina Mavromati's Interview in the latest Issue of Football Legal

In this interview Dr. Despina Mavromati, Founder of Women In Sports Law (WISLaw) speaks about the success of the 1st WISLaw Confererence and Annual Assembly, the achievements of WISLaw in one year since its creation and the perspectives for the next years. 

You can read her interview here.

WISLaw Members appointed as Arbitrators at the CAS Ad Hoc- & Antidoping Divisions at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang!

Congratulations to our Members Cameron Myler (USA), Janie Soublière (CAN), Carol Roberts (USA), Laurence Boisson De Chazournes (FR, CH) on being appointed as Arbitrators at the CAS Ad Hoc- & Antidoping Divisions at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang 2018!

The Football Business Academy announces scholarships for aspiring female leaders in football

The Football Business Academy continues its commitment towards women’s football and women in football by opening up 2 scholarship opportunities per intake for aspiring female leaders. Through these scholarships, with each covering 50% of the tuition fees, The FBA embarks on a mission to find and empower more talented women who dream of working in the football industry and change the status quo for the better.

Read the full story here!

Although small, positive changes have started to appear in the football industry with regards to women’s football and women in leadership roles, it is undeniable that a lot more should and can be done if all stakeholders make a serious commitment to advancing gender parity initiatives in a more progressive way. The sooner the football industry achieves this, the better it will be for everyone involved – including the men’s game and male leaders.

Talented, ambitious, and love football? We're here to help you achieve your dream of entering the football industry and reach the top!

Dr Despina Mavromati's interview on WISLaw to the LawInSport CEO Sean Cottrell

In this interview Dr Despina Mavromati, principal of SportLegis, former Managing Counsel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Founder of Women In Sports Law (WISLaw) speaks to LawInSport's CEO, Sean Cottrell (@spcott) about her career, sports arbitration and need for greater female representation in sports law.  Her interview can be listened to on SoundcloudiTunes or most Android podcast apps. 

An interview with our WISLaw Honorary President Moya Dodd

In this interview WISLaw Honorary President Moya Dodd speaks to Marisa Rodriguez Rubio about WISLaw and the need of diversity in football and in sports administration more generally. 

 WISLaw Founder Marisa Rodriguez Rubio with WISLaw Honorary President Moya Dodd

WISLaw Founder Marisa Rodriguez Rubio with WISLaw Honorary President Moya Dodd

Watch her interview here: 

Interview of WISLaw Founder Marisa Rubio Dominguez (ARG)

WISLaw Founder Marisa Rubio Dominguez (ARG) gave an interview on the creation of WISLaw to the FIFA Women's Network on September 19, 2017!

Read her Interview here

Congratulations to our Members Margarita Echeverria, Tricia Smith and Nona Lee!

Congratulations to our WISLaw Member Tricia Smith (Canada) (ICAS and IOC Member, Partner at BCA & Silver Olympic Medallist) on her re-election as President of the Canadian Olympic Association!

 Tricia Smith

Tricia Smith

 

We are also proud to announce the election of our WISLaw Member Nona Lee (USA) (General Counsel of the Arizona Diamondbacks) as the President of the Sports Lawyers Association!

 Nona Lee

Nona Lee

Congratulations to our WISLaw Member from Costa Rica Margarita Echeverria (Lawyer, CAS Arbitrator and SG of the Costa-Rican Football Federation) as Member of the FIFA Ethics Commission.

 Margarita Echeverria

Margarita Echeverria

ABA Special Issue on the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Lex Sportiva

Here is the ABA International Arbitration Committee's inaugural edition of International Arbitration Insights, which focuses on the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Lex Sportiva. WISLaw Members The Hon Annabelle Bennett, Despina Mavromati and Raphaëlle Favre Schnyder have all contributed to this publication (pp. 9 ff., 17 ff, and 28 ff.), which includes a foreword by the ICAS VP Michael Lenard. The Special Issue also includes an interesting article on diversity in international arbitration, and, more particularly, in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (pp. 22 ff.) The issue can be downloaded here: International Arbitration Insights 2017 Vol I.