Thursday 18th May 2006
Sport And The Law

The Fifth Annual Sport And The Law Conference




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The conference will be chaired by Ian Blackshaw - Court of Arbitration for Sport


Conference Contents:

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“Settling Sports Disputes by ADR“”

Ian Blackshaw - Court of Arbitration for Sport

-ADRs Generally

-ADR and Sport

-Forms of ADR

-The Court of Arbitration for Sport

-The UK Sports Dispute Resolution Panel

-Sports Domain Name Disputes

“General UK Taxation Of Resident And Non Resident Sportsmen”

Douglas Keel - 11 Stone Buildings

This presentation will examine the following aspects of UK taxation law as it relates to the sporting individual:-

-General UK taxation of resident sportsmen

-General UK taxation of non resident sportsmen

-The international aspect

-The Andre Agassi case

-The consequences of the Andre Agassi case

“Dispute Resolution - Striking The Right Balance”

Jon Siddall - Sports Dispute Resolution Panel

-Dispute Resolution - Striking the right balance

-First Principles - whose game is it anyway?

-Measuring the Risks - the true impact and cost of disputes

-Considering the Options - weather to arbitrate, mediate of prevaricate

-Prevention not just Cure - planning an effective framework

-Internal v External Procedures - when to opt for outside independence and expertise

-The International Context - a comparison with other national sports dispute resolution frameworks

-Valuing the Investment - sharing the burden and maximising the benefits

“Strategies For Maximizing The Value Of Sport Sponsorship Contracts”

Jamie Singer - Onside Law LLP

How sponsors can ensure they extract as much value as possible from sponsorship opportunities with particular reference to:-

-Use of athletes and players

-Showcasing products

-Tackling ambush marketing

-Maximising media exposure

-Performance criteria

The New Football Agents' Regulations 2006. “A Blessing Or A Curse?”

Mel Stein - Clintons

-The thinking behind the Regulations

-The Regulations January 2006

-The Recommended form of Representation Agreement and its defects

-The Recommended form of Agreement between Agent and Club and its defects

-The Draft Regulations for June 2006 and the Memorandum of February 2006

-The Proposed Class of Registered Agents and the effect on Lawyers

-Where the FA have gone wrong and what they should be doing