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Expert commentary and analysis on the latest issues and legal developments in the world of sport.
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    • 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.

    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.
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    • 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
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    Spotify

    • 31 min
    NCAA v Alston Analysis - Mark Conrad, Associate Prof. of Law and Ethics, Fordham University - E116

    NCAA v Alston Analysis - Mark Conrad, Associate Prof. of Law and Ethics, Fordham University - E116

    Mark Conrad is Associate Professor of Law and Ethics at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business, where he directs its sports business concentration. In addition to his full-time responsibilities at Fordham, Professor Conrad has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s master’s program in Sports Management where he teaches international and comparative sports law. Mark is also a member of LawInSport Editorial Board.

    In this interview Mark talks to Sean Cottrell about:

    2:30 - What the NCAA v Alston case means now and in the coming years for US College sport
    6:39 - Reflections on the why The NCAA took the appeal to the Supreme Court
    8:26 - The significance of the concurring opinion of Justice Kavanaugh
    17:34 - Name, image and likeness laws impact on player recruitment and competitive balance across colleges and leagues
    24:05 - In light of the Alston decision, do college student athletes now have a better chance of unionisation, as in the case of Northwestern Football Team?
    26:35 - How could the alignment between labour and owners, leagues, organisers lead to a successful financial model
    31:42 - What could the next 6-12 months hold for college sports?

    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

    • 36 min
    Will Deller, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird - E115

    Will Deller, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird - E115

    Will Deller is a Senior Associate in Bird & Bird's market-leading media, entertainment and sport team. As a junior associate Will also founded the firm's rapidly growing esports practice. He now advises some of the biggest names in sport on issues ranging from media rights, sponsorship and event staging, through to image rights, advertising and merchandising.

    Will clients include with game publishers, teams, agents and service providers on a similarly wide variety of issues, and has also lead Will to become increasingly involved in the games sector more broadly.

    In this podcast Will discusses:

    3:30 - His journey into sports law and esports
    7:30 - How has the role of lawyers changes in the esports industry?
    15:58 - The desperate nature of the esports sector
    19.44 - The similarities between regulatory and contactual issues in sports and esports
    23.24 The biggest change in esports - the evolving esports calendar
    24:50 - How the esports sector has started to commercialise
    28.33 - Will traditional sport lose out as esports grows?
    33.26 - What is the esports audience and how does fit into the game publishers business model?
    43:24 How will esports develop in 10/20 years time?
    47:28 - Could there be a Esports World Cup/Olympics?
    50:16 - How to improve the technical barrier for audiences to understand esports?
    52:30 - What are the future trends in esports?
    57:00 - Advice for people looking to get into esports?

    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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Erika Montemor Ferreira, Head of Players’ Status, FIFA - E114

    Erika Montemor Ferreira, Head of Players’ Status, FIFA - E114

    Erika Montemor Ferreira is a Brazilian lawyer who specialized in Sports law. She has previously worked at UEFA as Legal Counsel where she dealt with Disciplinary and financial fair play matters.

    She is currently the head of FIFA Players’ Status Department, responsible for the resolution of contractual disputes, training compensation, international transfer related matters and protection of minors.

    In this podcast Erika talks about her career path in sports law, working in international federations such as UEFA and FIFA and how she manages her work/life balance following overcoming personal adversity.

    Topics:

    2:05 - Journey into law, sport and football
    7:42 - The skills required to be a lawyer and leaving your comfort zone
    9:50 - First role at FIFA
    16:10 - Dealing with the expectation of being a woman in sports law
    26:40 - Adjusting to the transitional changes within FIFA
    31:38 - Overcoming personal adversity and reflecting on what is important - including Improving work life balance
    35:15 - A day in the working life and interesting projects at FIFA
    40:10 - What she looks for when hiring new people
    42:25 - How to approach manage a team and different personalities

    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

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Nandan Kamath, Principal Lawyer, LawNK - E113

    Nandan Kamath, Principal Lawyer, LawNK - E113

    Nandan is Principal Lawyer at LawNK, based in Bangalore, India. His practice specialises in sports, technology and media laws, with clients ranging from international and national sports federations, to leagues, teams, sponsors and athletes.

    He is a recipient of the prestigious Rashtriya Khel Protsahan award from the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports of India and is also a member of the Editorial Board at LawInSport.

    Nandan graduated with a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University, B.C.L. and Msc degrees from the University of Oxford (on a Rhodes Scholarship) and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.  He acts as Managing Trustee of GoSports Foundation, a non-profit that provides scholarships and support to junior Indian athletes.

    In this podcast Nandan talks about his career path in Indian sports law and gives advice to those wanting to break into the market

    Topics:

    3:20 – His background and what made him get into law
    10:48 – His career path and how he ended up setting up his own law firm
    22:22 –Where does he see potential growth in Indian Sports Law and what potential opportunities are there for aspiring sports lawyers
    24:11 – His take on the commercialisation of the IPL
    28:52 – Advice for international colleagues trying to break into the Indian sports law market
    36:01 – How data and tech is influencing Indian sport law
    42:55 – Overcoming adversity in Indian sports law sector
    45:18 – LawNK’s conferences and why he runs them
    50:30 – Having a meaningful impact in the world through sports law

    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

    • 1 hr 5 min

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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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