World Sports Law Report
The dynamic of ownership in football has changed, international investment in UK clubs has expanded rapidly. Recent player deals have highlighted the need for a review of regulations governing the investment in players and the future earnings stream generated by selling on those players. The globalisation of football and the movement of players has created both opportunities and challenges for clubs, players and sporting organisations. The need for sporting rules to able to comply with European Union law has been highlighted by recent case law, such as Meca-Medina.
Sessions will be on the following:
Ownership: Regulation of Clubs & Players This session examines the current rules governing the ownership of clubs & players, and pressure to change these rules from politicians and within the sport.
Transparency of ownership UK clubs have become attractive options for foreign investors. This session examines why that has occurred and its significance for football.
Movement of players This session examines the current regulations governing player transfers, the use of agents, cross-border transfers and EU Law regarding the transfer of players.
The special position of football within EU Law Recent court cases have underlined that sport can fall within the remit of European competition law. This session looks at the significance of this fact for football¹s governing bodies.
Confirmed speakers include: Graham Noakes, Head of Football Administration, The Football Association; Christine Oughton, Director at the Football Governance Research Centre, Birkbeck, University of London; Dan Jones, Head of the Sports Business Group, Deloitte; Phil French, CEO Supporters Direct; Ian Lynam, Slaughter and May; Mel Stein, Clintons; Luca Ferrari, Studio Associato LCA.
In this Morning Briefing, World Sports Law Report will bring together key participants, analysts and advisors to examine these developments for both the commercial and social future of football.
Please click on the link below for full details of the programme and pricing: http://www.e-comlaw.com/Clubs&Players
World Sports Law Report Unit 17, The Timber Yard
London, N1 6ND
Sports Morning Briefing, Clubs & Players
5th December 2006
Deloitte, Stonecutter Court, 1 Stonecutter Street, London