April 5 – More than 25 speakers from across the sports law spectrum have been announced for the Sports Law at the Crossroads conference in Madrid, May 10-11.
Speakers will give viewpoint from FIFA, national federations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the European Club Association, FIFPro as well as from leading law practitioners.
As well as the opportunity to hear leading opinion on the new transfer system reform package, as well as debate the new legal challenges of esports, participants will have the opportunity to meet speakers at the networking breaks and at the Gala Dinner to be held at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on May 10.
The conference will focus on the first day on the recent amendments to FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players and will include a presentation on Just Cause, termination due to outstanding salaries and consequences of termination without just cause. Session topics will also look at the restrictions on contractual freedom, execution of monetary decisions, and the new powers that FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber.
The second day is dedicated to esports and the challenges they present to regulators and sports lawyers. Sessions will examine e-sport and its incorporation in the International existing structure of sport governance and sport tribunals, doping and match-fixing issues, a strategic overview of the esports landscape and a look towards the future and the challenges esports present to traditional sports.
Early bird tickets for the conference are available priced €295 plus IVA. Full priced tickets from April 15 cost €350 plus IVA.
All delegates have places at the Gala Dinner to be held at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on May 10. The conference will be held at the Madrid Bar Association in Madrid.
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The conference is the 2nd Rex Sport/IWF Forum and follows on from the Tackling Matchfixing forum held in London last year.
Full Speaker List
José María Alonso, Dean of the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (Madrid Bar Association); José Juan Pintó Sala, Honorary President of RexSport; Ettore Mazzilli, Rex Sport president and Founder and Managing Partner of MCA Sports Law LLP; Luis Rubiales, President of RFEF (Royal Spanish Football Federation; Efraim Barak, The Academic Director of the Conference, Founder & Managing Partner of EB SportLaw and Consultancy; Erika Montemor Ferreira, Head of Players Status at FIFA, Brazil & Switzerland; Dr. Miguel García Caba, Head of Legal at RFEF, Spain); Daan De Yong, legal counsel at ECA, Switzerland & Mr. Roy Vermeer, legal counsel at FIFPRO, Holland); Gianpaolo Monteneri, Managing Director at Monteneri sports law & Vice President of RexSport; Íñigo de Lacalle, Partner at Senn Ferrero Sports & Entertainment, Spain; Omar Ongaro, Football Regulatory Director at FIFA; Roy Vermeer, Legal Counsel at FIFPRO; Jose Luiz Andrade, ECA General Counsel);Michele Bernasconi, Partner at Baer & Karrer & CAS Arbitrator; Emilio Garcia Silvero, Chief Legal Officer of FIFA; Jose Luiz Andrade, ECA General Counsel; William Sternheimer, Partner at Morgan Sports Law and former CAS Deputy Secretary General, Switzerland; Bichara Abidao Neto, Founding Partner at Bichara & Motta, Advogados, Brazil; Dr. Despina Mavromati, Attorney at Law, International Sports Law & Arbitration, Switzerland; Kepa Larumbe, Head of Legal for Sport & E-Sport, BDO Spain; Victor Casanovas, Digital strategist at Seven Mila, Spain; Lucas Ferrer de Robles, Partner at Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle; Laura Anguera, Advocate – MEDIAPRO, Spain; Bichara Abidao Neto, Founding Partner at Bichara & Motta Advogados, Brazil; Jeff Benz, Founding Partner at Benz ADR, USA & U.K.; Edoardo Revello, CEO and Co-Founder at Sportsgeneration, Italy.
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