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Expert commentary and analysis on the latest issues and legal developments in the world of sport.
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LawInSport - Sports Law Podcast LawInSport Limited

    • Sports
    • 4.3 • 18 Ratings

Expert commentary and analysis on the latest issues and legal developments in the world of sport.
This information is not intended to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for taking legal advice in any specific situation. LawInSport is not responsible for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of this information.

    Oliver Hunt, Partner, Onside Law - E122

    Oliver Hunt, Partner, Onside Law - E122

    Oliver Hunt is a founding partner of Onside Law. Before establishing Onside Law, Oliver worked in-house at IMG and has since gone onto to advertise some of the world’s top professional athletes, particularly in golf and football. He has acted for Sir Nick Faldo for over 20 years, as well as for Rory McIlroy on his ground-breaking Nike deal in 2012 and advising Ryder Cup Europe on the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 Ryder Cups.

    Oliver forms part of Eden Hazard’s management team and played a significant role in his move to Real Madrid in 2019 and he helps manage Matt Fitzpatrick, and other clients include Jadon Sancho, Tommy Fleetwood, Red Bull Racing and Leeds United.

    In this podcast Oliver talks about his career path into sports law, starting a sports law practise from scratch and how to build long last relationships with clients.

    Topics:

    2:50 - His journey into the industry first interaction with sports law
    6:20 - His time at IMG
    8:20 - Establishing Onside Law
    16:25 - The challenges of growing a business
    19:00 - Discussing a lawyer's role within a player transfer
    24:30 - His management of Eden Hazard and the advantages of having a management team over an agent
    31:00 - His opinion on agents regulations
    37:10 - His thoughts on what makes a good agent
    39:08 - NFT's and the new money that has entered the sports industry
    44:50 - What characteristics he looks for in colleagues
    47:30 - How to build relationships with clients

    We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same. 

    The host is Sean Cottrell (@spcott), founder and CEO of LawInSport.

    For more sports law news, commentary and analysis go to LawInSport.com
    Upcoming Events: www.lawinsport.com/sports-law-events
    LawInSport Recruitment: https://www.lawinsport.com/careers/recruitment-services.
    LawInSport Academy Mentoring Scheme: www.lawinsport.com/announcements
    Follow us on Twitter @LawInSport and Sean at @spcott.

    Listen to podcast on:
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lawinsport
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lawlnsport-sports-law-podcast
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7zNCAlkXxL2XEfypDApye8?si=nViULnknQeSAKSdXKUL2kA

    • 55 min
    How To Approach Networking In The Sports Industry - Daniel Geey & Cynthia Mumbo - E121

    How To Approach Networking In The Sports Industry - Daniel Geey & Cynthia Mumbo - E121

    As part of our AMA series earlier in the year, we recorded a session with Daniel Geey (Partner, Sheridans) and Cynthia Mumbo (Founder & CEO, Sports Connect Africa) on how to develop your sports and legal network.

    This session was designed to help people develop the human skills (Simon Sinek), which are often mistakenly referred to as "soft skills".

    The topics which were covered were:

    What are the basics of networking
    Approaching networking in a natural and organic way to build meaningful relationship that lasts over time;
    Networking remotely via
    Email 
    Social networking
    Online Events
    In-person networking at events
    Social events
    Conferences
    Seminars
    Finding the right community
    Contacting someone you think is unreachable such as executives, thought leaders, athletes, etc 
    Breaking through perceived and real closed communities
    Networking with other lawyers
    Networking with sports professionals and athletes/players
    Things to do and not to do

    We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same. 
    The host is Sean Cottrell (@spcott), founder and CEO of LawInSport.

    For more sports law news, commentary and analysis go to LawInSport.com
    Upcoming Events
    LawInSport Recruitment
    Follow us on Twitter @LawInSport

    Listen to podcast on:
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Andrew L Lee, Former GC, New York Jets & Of Counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP - Part 2 - E120

    Andrew L Lee, Former GC, New York Jets & Of Counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP - Part 2 - E120

    In this two-part series, Andrew L. Lee of counsel and a litigation and business attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP talks about his 20 years of experience in the sports, media, and entertainment industries, both in-house and as an outside advisor. Andy began his legal career working at a prestigious New York City law firm and was a member of its distinguished Sports Law Practice. Subsequently, he served as General Counsel for the National Football League's New York Jets as well as the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. Andy is also the founder of ALL Counsel P.C.

    In part 1, Andy discusses how he become the first General Counsel of the New York Jets, the projects he worked on and lessons learned from working for an NFL team. He describes his journey back into private practice, the challenges of scaling sports and entertainment practice and his reasons for joining Foley & Lardner.

    In part 2, Andy discusses future trends in sports law including NFTs, sports media, new entrants to the sports competition organisers space and more.

    Andy is based in the New York office of Foley & Lardner LLP where he is a member of the firm's Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and is a member of, and Special Advisor to, the Sports & Entertainment Industry Team, with an emphasis on providing counsel to senior-level executives at high-profile companies.

    Andy has extensive experience both as a litigator and a corporate transactional attorney, having handled complex litigation and business deals involving media rights, sponsorships, naming rights, intellectual property, licensing and internet-related issues, music licensing, business formation, acquisitions and restructurings, business divorces, human resources, nonprofit corporation formation and operations, employment issues, antitrust, real estate, corporate compliance, and finance-related issues, among others.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same. 

    The host is Sean Cottrell (@spcott), founder and CEO of LawInSport.

    For more sports law news, commentary and analysis go to LawInSport.com
    Upcoming Events: www.lawinsport.com/sports-law-events
    LawInSport Recruitment: https://www.lawinsport.com/careers/recruitment-services.
    LawInSport Academy Mentoring Scheme: www.lawinsport.com/announcements
    Follow us on Twitter @LawInSport and Sean at @spcott.

    Listen to podcast on:
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lawinsport
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lawlnsport-sports-law-podcast
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7zNCAlkXxL2XEfypDApye8?si=nViULnknQeSAKSdXKUL2kA

    • 40 min
    Andrew L Lee, Former GC, New York Jets & Of Counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP - Part 1 - E119

    Andrew L Lee, Former GC, New York Jets & Of Counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP - Part 1 - E119

    In this two-part series, Andrew L. Lee of counsel and a litigation and business attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP talks about his 20 years of experience in the sports, media, and entertainment industries, both in-house and as an outside advisor. Andy began his legal career working at a prestigious New York City law firm and was a member of its distinguished Sports Law Practice. Subsequently, he served as General Counsel for the National Football League's New York Jets as well as the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. Andy is also the founder of ALL Counsel P.C.

    In part 1, Andy discusses how he become the first General Counsel of the New York Jets, the projects he worked on and lessons learned from working for an NFL team. He describes his journey back into private practice, the challenges of scaling sports and entertainment practice and his reasons for joining Foley & Lardner.

    In part 2, Andy discusses future trends in sports law including NFTs, sports media, new entrants to the sports competition organisers space and more.

    Andy is based in the New York office of Foley & Lardner LLP where he is a member of the firm's Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice and is a member of, and Special Advisor to, the Sports & Entertainment Industry Team, with an emphasis on providing counsel to senior-level executives at high-profile companies.

    He has extensive experience both as a litigator and a corporate transactional attorney, having handled complex litigation and business deals involving media rights, sponsorships, naming rights, intellectual property, licensing and internet-related issues, music licensing, business formation, acquisitions and restructurings, business divorces, human resources, nonprofit corporation formation and operations, employment issues, antitrust, real estate, corporate compliance, and finance-related issues, among others.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same. 

    The host is Sean Cottrell (@spcott), founder and CEO of LawInSport.

    For more sports law news, commentary and analysis go to LawInSport.com
    Upcoming Events: www.lawinsport.com/sports-law-events
    LawInSport Recruitment: https://www.lawinsport.com/careers/recruitment-services.
    LawInSport Academy Mentoring Scheme: www.lawinsport.com/announcements
    Follow us on Twitter @LawInSport and Sean at @spcott.

    Listen to podcast on:
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lawinsport
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lawlnsport-sports-law-podcast
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7zNCAlkXxL2XEfypDApye8?si=nViULnknQeSAKSdXKUL2kA

    • 39 min
    How lawyers are supporting Paralympic athletes - E118

    How lawyers are supporting Paralympic athletes - E118

    This episode highlights the work Hogan Lovells & Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDIH) and other partners are doing to support the fantastic project, Para Sport Against Stigma, a four-year collaborative project that will include free-to-air (FTA) broadcasting of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to 49 Sub-Saharan African countries provided by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and led in partnership with the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDIH), Loughborough University London, and the University of Malawi, Chancellor College and which is funded by UK Aid.

    Speakers:

    Victoria Austin, CEO of the Global Disability Innovation Hub CIC & Co-Director of the WHO Official Collaborating Center on Assistive Technology at UCL.

    Yasmin Waljee OBE, International Pro Bono Partner at Hogan Lovells, is an international human rights lawyer. Yasmin is the Vice-Chair of Mosaic, the HRH Prince of Wales; she sits on the Advisory Panel to the UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and is a member of the British Council's Society Advisory Group.

    Matthew Knowles, Counsel at Hogan Lovells is an international arbitration expert and represents clients in complex, high value, international disputes.

    Questions:

    How did this project start?
    What were challenges that had to be overcome as a team, legally and logistically?
    What the impact of his project means for para sport and people with disabilities around the world?
    What are the lessons learned from this project and what is next?

    For the first time, African viewers will watch the opening and closing ceremonies broadcast live on 24 August and 5 September 2021. Daily 52-minute highlights packages of African-centered content featuring the continent’s biggest Paralympic heroes and rising stars, will be provided in English, French, and Portuguese. The project also sits alongside, the IPC’s “I’mPossible” campaign to work with National Paralympic Committees of Ghana, Malawi, and Zambia to deliver education programmes to assist the countries in meeting their commitments under the Convention of the Rights of the Disabled.
    The Hogan Lovells team was involved in assisting Para Sport Against Stigma and GDIH pro bono with the broadcast contract and liaised with focus African NPCs to assist their para athletes to apply for and take up slots to compete in the Tokyo games.

    The host is Sean Cottrell (@spcott), CEO of LawInSport. 

    For more sports law news, commentary and analysis go to LawInSport.com https://www.lawinsport.com/

    Upcoming Events: https://www.lawinsport.com/sports-law-events
    LawInSport Recruitment: https://www.lawinsport.com/jobs
    LawInSport Annual Conference: https://www.lawinsport.com/sports-law-events/upcoming-events/conference/114-annual-conference-understand-the-rules-of-the-game-2021
    LawInSport Academy Mentoring Scheme: https://www.lawinsport.com/announcements


    Follow us on Twitter @LawInSport and Sean at @spcott.
    Listen to podcast on:
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lawinsport
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/lawinsport-sports-law-podcast/id655761738?mt=2
    Most Android podcast apps.
    Spotify

    • 47 min
    A Data Analysis of Outcomes in FA Betting Cases - Alastair Campbell, Partner, LEVEL - E117

    A Data Analysis of Outcomes in FA Betting Cases - Alastair Campbell, Partner, LEVEL - E117

    Alastair is an experienced litigation lawyer for LEVEL, who acts on behalf of sophisticated clients in all forms of dispute resolution, with a particular focus on sports law and arbitration. He has acted on a broad range of commercial disputes, advising clients on complex issues – from contractual matters to questions of public law – across multiple jurisdictions. He has experience in advisory work and has extensive knowledge of regulatory structures in football.

    He has written several articles for LawInSport with the latest being an analysis of the FA's past betting cases and has appeared as a speaker for LawInSport conferences including the Football Law Digital Conference 2021.

    In this interview Alastair talks to Sean Cottrell about:

    2:04 – Why he decided to analyse these betting cases
    5:15 – His rationale behind regulations covering bets across all football matches and not just those that involve the participant
    6:59 – An explanation of categories 5 and 6 of betting cases
    7:50 – Which were the most prominent categories out of the published cases in terms of quantity
    11:03 – Other trends that he spotted during his analysis
    14:05 – Participants having addiction problems
    16:17 – Participants who were unaware of the regulations
    19:45 – His views on there being no provisions in place for betting on draws
    23:23 – Call for feedback on article and final thoughts on the FA's regulations

    Alastair has written an article with a more detailed analysis of the FA's betting cases which you can view on the LawInSport webiste.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same. 

    The host is Sean Cottrell (@spcott), CEO of LawInSport. 

    For more sports law news, commentary and analysis go to LawInSport.com https://www.lawinsport.com/

    Upcoming Events: https://www.lawinsport.com/sports-law-events
    LawInSport Recruitment: https://www.lawinsport.com/jobs
    LawInSport Annual Conference: https://www.lawinsport.com/sports-law-events/upcoming-events/conference/114-annual-conference-understand-the-rules-of-the-game-2021
    LawInSport Academy Mentoring Scheme: https://www.lawinsport.com/announcements


    Follow us on Twitter @LawInSport and Sean at @spcott.
    Listen to podcast on:
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lawinsport
    iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/lawinsport-sports-law-podcast/id655761738?mt=2
    Most Android podcast apps.
    Spotify

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Stu_T ,

Insight & informative - highly recommended

Superb podcast series with great variety of different speakers and topics from the area of sports law. A must listen for all practitioners and participants.

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