The European Super League and the legal fallout – the experts’ point of view
Thursday April 22, 2021.
On April 21, 2021, LawInSport brought together a collection of legal and business experts in an interactive webinar to discuss and explain the many complex legal, regulatory and business issues driving the project to create a European Super League.
The session attracted over 1,000 registered participants with 873 live session participants.
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Alexander Engelhard, Sports lawyer, ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN (Germany) – the practice covers dispute resolution and commercial counsel with a focus on advising clients on contentious and non-contentious matters in sport. He regularly represents clients before the courts of sports associations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport as well as state courts.
Reyes Bellver, founder / lawyer, Reyes Bellver (Spain) – practice covers in national and international sports law, with a focus on football (including contractual and disciplinary matters, litigation), arbitration, sports management, negotiation and mediation, European Union law and international relations.
Stefania Genesis, sports lawyer, Livida Sport (England) – advises athletic clients on a wide range of commercial, litigation and regulatory matters involving governing bodies, clubs and individual athletes, often in conjunction with their agents. Stefania has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as an “Associate to Watch” in sports and in the Legal 500 as a “Rising Star” in sports.
Stella Riberti, sports lawyer, Studio Legale Withers (Italy) – The practice focuses on sports and the media, advising athletes, agents, coaches, clubs, leagues and companies active in the sports industry on a wide range of sports law matters, including assistance with matters contractual and regulatory as well as representation in international sports arbitration proceedings.
Patricia Moyersoen, sports lawyer, Moyersoen Avocats (France) – advises major French football and rugby clubs, as well as sports federations and athletes both before ordinary courts and before national and international sports bodies (UEFA, FIFA, IRB, TAS). She is an arbitrator at the Sports Arbitration Chamber, under the aegis of the French National Olympic Committee. She was a member of the UEFA Appeals Body between 2011 and 2015. She is a member of the French Association of Sports Lawyers and is President of the International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF).
Graham Shear, Partner and Co-Leader, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Commercial Litigation Practice (Commercial, Finance and Litigation) – advises finance companies that extend financing to the sports sector, and provides specialist advice to football clubs and regulators on sports regulation and governance. He is recognized as a leader in Commercial Litigation, Defamation, Privacy and Sports Law in Chambers & Partners UK Guide 2017 and Commercial Litigation, Defamation, Confidentiality, Civil Fraud and Sports Law in Legal 500.
Katarina Pijetlovic, Lecturer in Sports Law, Manchester Metropolitan University. Author: EU sports law and separatist football leagues (competition law) – has worked in a number of academic institutions in the UK and abroad. She was Senior Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University (2015-2019), was Head of Sports Law Module at the MBA Football Industries Program, University of Liverpool (2016-2019). She taught competition law in the LL.M program in Contract and Commercial Law and Sports Law at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law (2004-2015) where she conducted my doctoral research. In 2005-2015, I graduated in European Law, European Competition Law and Sports Law at Tallinn Law School in Estonia. I spent 2014 as a visiting scholar at the ISDE Masters program in International Sports Law in New York. She has also written chapters in several other sports law books, including a chapter on “The European Model of Sport: Alternative Structures” in the “Research Handbook on EU Sport Law and Policy” by Jack Anderson, Richard Parrish and Borja Garcia and “Competition law and Rules of organization in sport” in “The legacy of Bosman: revisiting the relationship between European law and sport” by Antoine Duval and Ben Van Rompuy.
Sean Jones QC, arbitrator and lawyer, 11KBW (labor law) – practices focuses on complex and high profile cases. He acts for plaintiffs and defendants in claims covering a wide range of disputes related to employment, commercial employment and sport. In football, he has advised and represented a number of football clubs in disputes with players, managers and staff, including Aston Villa, Everton, Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest. He was also charged by the League Managers’ Association and acted for former managers in actions against Fulham, Leeds United and the Football Association of Wales and for a former player against Tottenham Hotspur.
John Mehrzad QC, Lawyer and Sports Group Leader, Littleton Chambers (Dispute Resolution, Trade Restriction, Employment) – practices mainly in sports law and company protection law. His practice in sports law focuses, on the one hand, on financial disputes, including claims between clubs, managers, players and intermediaries / agents, and, on the other hand, on regulatory matters, including disciplines. , equality and discrimination, selection, classification and doping. charges. He is regularly appointed FA Rule K or EFL arbitrator (often in a sole capacity), is a panelist at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (in English and French), Sport Resolutions and the League Managers Association. He has been a chosen defender for the London 2012 Olympic / Paralympic Games and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He is a mentor in the Legal Department for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic / Paralympic Games.
David Murray, consultant and former BBC sports rights manager (media rights) – worked for over 25 years in the sports and media industry for PWC’s media group, Hambros Bank Corporate Finance in media and telecommunications mergers and acquisitions, and as a rights manager for BBC Sport and member of the BBC Sport Board. He is his own sports affairs consulting firm, Fozmuz, and works as a broadcast and negotiation consultant for Shoosmiths. He has made hundreds of media deals with the biggest sports federations and also teaches negotiation at the University of Liverpool and Salford.
Christopher Anderson, Former General Counsel, Super League (Rugby), Former Legal Consultant, Man Utd, and Former Legal Officer, Everton (Business, Regulatory & Governance) – a very experienced sports professional who has been involved in elite sport for over 10 years, including board level involvement with a Premier League football club. He has set up legal departments at two Premier League clubs and experience managing non-legal departments. He was the former legal and commercial manager of Brighton & Hove Albion FC as well as the former legal manager and general secretary of Everton FC. In addition, he is the Chair of Appeals, a member of the Scottish Football Association Disciplinary Panel, as well as the winner of the Leaders in Sport “Leaders under 40” award in the Legal and Governance category. Outside of football, Chris has worked as a consultant for the International Cricket Counsel and most recently was General Counsel, Super League (Rugby).
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