£120 – £384

Sports Law and Business Conference - Manchester

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Etihad Stadium

Manchester

M11 3JA

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

After the success of last year’s Football Law event, St John’s Buildings, in conjunction with the Centre for Sports Law Research at Edge Hill University, is proud to present a Sports Law & Business Conference that will once again bring together leading sports law and business experts from across Europe.

This full day conference, to be held at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, will allow those with an interest in sports law, governance and business the opportunity to hear what the leading experts think about the important issues of the day, before debating the same at a drinks reception and networking session.

Last year’s event attracted over 120 delegates from across Europe. In attendance were representatives from:

  • Arsenal FC
  • BBC Sport
  • Birmingham City FC
  • Deloitte
  • European Commission
  • European Football Agent's Association
  • Everton FC
  • FIFPro World Players' Union
  • Football Supporters’ Federation
  • Guardian Newspaper
  • Manchester City FC
  • Oldham Athletic FC
  • Players’ Football Association
  • Sporting Lisbon
  • UK Sport

As well as leading law firms, sports agencies and sports-related businesses/suppliers.


CONFERENCE TOPICS

The topics to be discussed include:

  • Sports Media: Brand Rights in the Digital Single Market
  • E-Sports: Legal issues and opportunities in this developing area
  • Safeguarding: Ensuring the safety of participants & the possibility of future litigation
  • Sports disciplinary and arbitration panels
  • The need for a transfer system in professional sport
  • Equality in sport


SPEAKERS

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Martin Edwards - Former Chairman and honorary life president at Manchester United.
  • David Conn - Investigative journalist for the Guardian newspaper. Author of The Premier League: The Football Business (1997), The Beautiful Game?: Searching for the Soul of Football (2004), Richer Than God: Manchester City, Modern Football and Growing Up (2012), and The Fall of the House of FIFA (2017).
  • Despina Mavromati - Lawyer at SportLegis, arbitrator at Sport Resolutions UK andthe IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal.
  • Paul Stewart - Former Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and England professional footballer. Author of ‘Damaged’.
  • Marcos Motta - Partner Bichara & Motta sports agency. Adviser to Neymar on his record-breaking transfer from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain
  • Sam Hillas - Barrister and Judicial Officer for the RFU, Six Nations and World Rugby.
  • Clare Briegal - Chief Executive Officer, International Netball Federation.
  • Ramunas Linartas - Policy Officer in the Sport Unit of the European Commission.
  • Richard Cramer - Partner at FrontRow Legal. Advised Castleford Tigers in relation to the Denny Solomona dispute.
  • Phillip Grundy - Barrister with expertise in physical and sexual abuse claims.
  • Amanda Hill - Regulation Manager at the England and Wales Cricket Board.
  • Kevin Carpenter - Principal & Consultant Captivate Legal & Sports Solutions. Member of the Mediation Chamber for the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV). Non Executive Director of Sports Officials UK. Member of the Advisor & Editorial Board for LawInSport Limited.
  • Rob Jansen - EVP and Managing Executive Global Football of Wasserman Media Group and Wasserman Netherlands Management. Clients include Ronald Koeman, Dirk Kuyt, Dick Advocaat, Daley Blind, Edwin van der Sar and previously Patrick Kluivert, Dennis Bergkamp.
  • Roberto Branco Martins - Sports lawyer, eSports lawyer and General Manager of the European Football Agents Association.
  • Gareth Farrelly - Former footballer for Aston Villa, Bolton, Everton and the Republic of Ireland. Now a solicitor and FA Independent Panel Member.
  • Hadyn Roberts - Head of Elite Talent Advisory at Shoosmiths. Founder and formerly Head of Player Care & Support at Manchester City FC.
  • Andrew Nixon - Partner in the Sport Group at Sheridans.
  • James Watson - Head of eSports, Sportradar AG.
  • Anna Baumann - eSports lawyer.
  • Thomas ‘Morte’ Kerbusch - eSports professional.
  • Mark James - Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Steven Flynn - Head of St John’s Buildings Sport, Media and Entertainment Law Group.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Representatives of professional:
    • Players
    • Clubs
    • Leagues
  • Governing bodies
  • Private Practice Lawyers
  • Academics
  • Students


CANCELLATION

Cancellations must be made in writing to Chris Shaw, 24a-28 St John’s St, Manchester. M3 4DJ, and made no later than 1 March 2018. Such cancellations are subject to a handling and administration charge of £75.00 + VAT per delegate, which will be deducted from any due refund. No cancellations are acceptable after this date but a substitute delegate can be nominated. St John’s Buildings reserves the right to make changes to the programme, location and/or speakers without prior notice. We will not offer refunds to delegates due to a terrorist alert or incident unless the conference is cancelled. If due to these events we are unable to run the conference, we will retain up to 50% of the conference fee to cover marketing, administration and delegate registration costs.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Etihad Stadium

Manchester

M11 3JA

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved