Tackling Matchfixing: Hart Special Risks join conference sponsor roster

February 21 – Sports specialist insurance broker Hart Special Risks, based in Genoa, Italy, have become a supporting partner of the Tackling Matchfixing conference, March 9-10. They join Sportradar and the Asian Football Confederation as a Supporting Sponsor. The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee are sponsoring the conference dinner at Chelsea Football Club’s Stamford Bridge stadium on March 9.

Hart have developed tailor-made solutions to protect sports people via a number of reliable and functional plans including creating insurance policies for the end of a career accidents and illness, as well as more general accident insurance policies, and group insurance coverage.

They join the conference as a sponsor at what is a crucial time in the debate around how to effectively tackle the blight of matchfixing that has grown within football worldwide.

The conference will examine a range of issues from sporting sanctions to the cross over with criminal law and cross-border initiatives.

There will be special presentations from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), FIFA, UEFA and the AFC.

Confirmed Speakers:

Efraim Barak, CAS Arbitrator, Founder EFRAIM BARAK, Sport Law & Consultancy (Tel Aviv, Israel), RexSport Board Member; Michele Bernasconi, Partner at Baer & Karrer & CAS Arbitrator; Prof. Massimo Coccia, Arbitrator at CAS, Attorney-At-Law and Founding Partner at Coccia De Angelis Vecchio & Associati (Rome, Itlay); Prof. David Forrest, Honorary Professor at Liverpool University; Dr. Emilio Garcia, Head of Disciplinary & Integrity – UEFA; Mark Hovell, Partner at Mills & Reeve LLP, Manchester & CAS Arbitrator; Prof. Ulrich Haas, Professor of Civil Procedure and Swiss Private Law (University of Zurich), Arbitrator (Sole, Chair, Wing) in over 250 cases (ICC, DIS, SWISS Rules, CAS, BAT, AD HOC); Oliver Jaberg, Director of Integrity & Institutional Legal – FIFA; Andreas Krannich, Managing Director Strategy & Integrity, Sportradar; Yves Le Lostecque, Head of the Sport Unit, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and culture, European Union; Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, OECD, SIGA & ICSS Europe; Ettore Mazzilli, President of Rex Sport, Founding Partner of Studio Legale Mazzilli (Bari, Italy), QFA Legal Director; Dr. Laila Mintas, Deputy President at Sportradar US and former Director of Integrity at CONCACAF; Gianpaolo Monteneri, Founding Partner of Monteneri sports law (Zurich, Switzerland) and Vice President of Rex Sport; Benoit Pasquier, General Counsel & Director of Legal Affairs at Asian Football Confederation; José Juan Pintó Sala, Founder & Honorary President of RexSport, Founding Partner of Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle and CAS Arbitrator; Nick Raudenski, Chief Integrity Officer (UEFA); Matthieu Reeb, CAS Secretary General.; Carlos Schneider, UEFA Legal Counsel; William Sternheimer, CAS Deputy Secretary General; Theo Van Seggelen, Secretary General at FIFPro. Alfredo Lorenzo, Integrity Officer, LaLiga, Simon Barker – Assistant Chief Executive at the PFA, member of both the Sports Betting Group and Sports Betting Integrity Forum; Steven Flynn – sports/criminal barrister from St Johns Buildings, Manchester; Lorraine Pearman – Gambling Commission, Betting Integrity Programme Lead

The Tackling Matchfixing conference is a joint initiative by Rex Sport and Insideworldfootball.

For more information on the programme schedule, speakers and to register go to www.tacklingmatchfixing.com

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