March 8 – The Tackling Matchfixing conference in London’s Chelsea Harbour will see more over 25 specialists in the area address the key dangers to sport and how football and sports judiciary and integrity bodies are battling the matchfixing plague.
High on the agenda will be presentations from FIFA, UEFA and the Asian Football Confederation on how they are tackling the issues. The Court of Arbitration for Sport will also be on hand to give an overview.
A look at the institutional overlapping aspects and the co-existence between criminal and sport discipline is at the heart of the agenda and Emilio Garcia Silvero, managing director of integrity at UEFA, will give an overview. CAS arbitrator Ulrich Haas will focus on CAS jurisprudence on match manipulation issues looking at the burden and the standard of proof and evidence required.
LaLiga’s head of integrity Alfredo Lorenzo will give an overview of the leagues activities in Spain including the example of last weeks 32 arrests of suspected matchfixers by the Spanish.
There is a facility for late registrations and bookings can be taken on the www.tacklingmatchfixing.com site or contacting firstname.lastname@example.org directly. Conference starts at 9am and all delegate fees include dinner at Stamford Bridge on Friday evening.
Web registrants can use the code DISCOUNT to receive 20% off the booking fee.
Speakers at Tackling Matchfixing:
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; Oscar Brodkin 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); 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
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