SPORTS LAW AT THE CROSSROADS

Programme

 Sport Law at the Crossroads:

Amendments & Reforms to Football Regulations & Legal Challenges in the Framework of e-sports

10 & 11 May 2019, Madrid, Spain

Day 1 (Friday, 10 May)

Welcome & Opening addresses

 

8.30- 9.20– Registration and coffee

9.20 – 9.25 – Welcome address by Jose Maria Alonso, Decano del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid.

9.25 – 9.30 – Welcome by Jose Juan Pinto, Honorary President of RexSport & Welcome + Presentation of RexSport by its President, Ettore Mazzilli, Founder and Managing Partner of MCA Sports Law LLP

9.30 – 9.35 – Welcome on behalf of IWF by Paul Nicholson, Editor-in-Chief and CEO at Inside World Football

 

09.35 – 10.05 – Guest of Honour – Opening address – Mr. Luis Rubiales, President of RFEF

 

10.05 – 10.15- Presentation of the Outline of the Conference by Mr. Efraim Barak, The Academic Director of the Conference, Founder & Managing Partner of EB SportLaw and Consultancy

 

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Session 1.1 – Recent Amendments to the FIFA RSTP

Chair: Efraim Barak

10.15 – 10.50 – The Amendments to Art. 14, 14 bis. & 17 RSTP

Just Cause, Termination due to outstanding salaries & consequences of termination without just cause

Speaker: Ms. Erika Montemor Ferreira, Head of Players Status at FIFA, Brazil & Switzerland

10.50– 11.20 – The Amendments to Art. 18 & 24 bis RSTP

The restrictions on the contractual freedom of the parties, Execution of monetary decisions – new powers to the DRC

Speakers: Dr. Miguel García Caba, Head of Legal at RFEF, Spain

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11.20 – 12.00 – Coffee Break

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Chair: Efraim Barak

Session 1.2 – The Social Dialogue and the Introduction of Collective Bargaining Powers into the RSTP 

12.00 – 12.40The Social Dialogue in European Football and the European Professional Football       

Player Contract Minimum Requirements

Speakers: Daan De Yong, legal counsel at ECA, Switzerland & Roy Vermeer, legal counsel at FIFPRO, Holland

12.40 – 13.20 – Round Table
            The challenges faced by all the stakeholders (clubs & players) following the reforms based on the social dialogue & the amendments to the RSTP

Moderator: Gianpaolo Monteneri, Managing Director at Monteneri sports law & Vice President of RexSport

Participants: The speakers from the morning sessions  Mr. Íñigo de Lacalle, Partner at Senn Ferrero Sports & Entertainment, Spain.

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Lunch 13:20 – 15.00

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Chair: Konstantinos Zemberis

Session 1.3 – The Football Stakeholders Committee – The reform package of the transfer system

15.00 – 15.30 – FIFA’s perspective & Challenges

Speaker: Omar Ongaro, Football Regulatory Director at FIFA

15.30 – 16.00 – FIFPRO’s Perspective & Challenges

Speaker: Roy Vermeer, Legal Counsel at FIFPRO

16.00– 16.30 – ECA’s Perspective & Challenges

Speaker: Jose Luiz Andrade, ECA General Counsel

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16.30 – 16.50 – Coffee Break

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 Chaiir: Mr. Konstantinos Zemberis
16.50 – 18.00 – Closing Session of Day 1
Round Table

The Transfer system – Further thoughts on possible future developments

Moderator: Michele Bernasconi, Partner at Baer & Karrer & CAS Arbitrator

Participants: 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 (30 minutes of comments the participants followed by 30 minutes session of Q&A).

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19.30 – Dinner Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

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Day 2 (Saturday, May 11)

8.30 – 9.00 – Light Breakfast (Coffee/tea/pastries)

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Chair: Rui Botica Santos

Session 2 – The Future of Sport – The evolution of e-Sport and the expected challenges for Sport   Law

09.00 – 09.40 – E-Sport; a presentation of the evolution and development up to date

Speaker – Bichara Abidao Neto, Founding Partner at Bichara & Motta, Advogados, Brazil

09.40 – 10.20 – E-sport and its incorporation in the International existing structure of Sport governance.

Speaker: William Sternheimer, Partner at Morgan Sports Law and former CAS Deputy Secretary General, Switzerland

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10.20 – 10.40 – Coffee Break

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10:40 – 11:10 – E-sport & Doping, does the legal framework need to be amended?

Speaker: Dr. Despina Mavromati, Attorney at Law, International Sports Law & Arbitration, Switzerland

11.10 – 11.30 – E-sport & Match Fixing, does the legal framework need to be amended?

Speaker: Mr. Kepa Larumbe, Head of Legal for Sport & E-Sport, BDO Spain

11.30 – 11.50 – The Reality of E-games

Speaker: Victor Casanovas, Digital strategist at Seven Mila, Spain

11.50 – 12.45 – E-Sport: A look at the future, will it replace the traditional Sport?

Moderator: Lucas Ferrer de Robles, Partner at Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle

Participants: Laura Anguera, Advocate – MEDIAPRO, Spain, Bichara Abidao Neto, Founding Partner at Bichara & Motta Advogados, Brazil Jeff Benz, attorney barrister arbitrator mediator with JAMS and 4 New Square, Los Angeles and London, Edoardo Revello, CEO and Co-Founder at Sportsgeneration, Italy.

12:45 – 13:00 Closing Address – Ettore Mazzilli, President of RexSport

End of Conference