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The Score: Sports law webinar series

Charles Russell Speechly's award-winning Sport team is pleased to announce their new webinar/seminar series, The Score, a regular series of webinars and seminars considering topical issues in sports law.

Each webinar will last one hour including polling questions and time for individual questions posted by attendees. A recording of the webinar along with the PowerPoint presentation and any reference material will be made available to download on our website after the session.

Coming up...

Key Issues in Sponsorship - Webinar

Jason Saiban

Wednesday 8 June 09:30 - 10:30 GMT

To register for this webinar, please click here

Governing Bodies - Seminar

Jon Ellis, James Eighteen, Ben Rees

Date TBC

If you would like more information on this event, please email events@crsblaw.com

Previous Events

Key Issues in Merchandising - Webinar

Chris Evans and Paul Shapiro

Wednesday 13 April 09:30 - 10:30 GMT

In this webinar, we will consider some of the key legal issues that relate to merchandising arrangements, including:

  • The role that merchandising plays in driving revenues and promoting brand awareness;
  • A review of different commercial structures used in the industry;
  • The key contractual provisions in any merchandising agreement, including:
    • Scope of rights;
    • Key financial terms and considerations; and
    • Controlling use of a brand by authorised licensees and protecting the brand from unauthorised use

Gaining the Advantage - Sport, Technology and the Law - Conference

Tuesday 15 March 15:00 - 20:00 GMT

Charles Russell Speechlys and LawInSport held a conference "Gaining the Advantage" which discussed the latest converging issues between sport, technology and law. Industry specialists and leaders in the legal profession were brought together for three panel discussions: 

1. Performance enhancement through technology: Is the use of technology good for sport?

  • Eniola Aluko – Professional Footballer, Chelsea Ladies and England International
  • James Massing - International Sponsorship, National Football League
  • Kevin McLaughlin - Operations, Kitman Labs
  • Sean Cottrell - CEO, LawInSport

2. Analytics in football – have the geeks inherited the turf?

  • Chris Anderson - Managing Director, Coventry City FC and author of “The Numbers Game”
  • Blake Wooster - CEO, 21st Club
  • Ted Knutson - Head of Player Analytics, Smart Odds, Brentford FC, FC Midtjylland
  • Ian Lynam - Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys

3. Data, sponsorship and investment

  • Caroline McGrory - Director of Legal and Commercial Affairs, Mercedes AMG Petronas
  • Richard Crabb - Head of Legal - Sponsorship & PR, HSBC
  • Phil Stephan - Director - Global Consulting, Two Circles
  • Jon Walters - Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys

To watch event highlights, please click here

Secondary Ticketing - Webinar

Wednesday 13 January 09:30-10:30 GMT

Jon Walters and Ben Rees

During this webinar, we will look at the latest developments in the secondary ticketing and unauthorised hospitality market and the impact that recent legislation will have on it and the options available to rights holders and event promoters. Topics include:

  • The changes introduced by the Consumer Rights Act 2015;
  • How rights holders can use additional information mandated by the Act to their benefit;
  • Tackling unauthorised hospitality (including whether the Act has impacted on this market);
  • Enforcement actions by rights holders – approaches and limitations;
  • Ticket terms and conditions – drafting considerations to ensure rights holders are entitled to take enforcement action and that the terms are considered fair under the Act.

To download a recording of this webinar, please click here.

Image Rights - Webinar

Tuesday 1 December 09:30-10:30 GMT

Ian Lynam, Paul Shapiro and Pete Hackleton will examine:

  • What are image rights and how they can be used
  • Recent developments and HMRC approach
  • Contrast approach to image rights across different sports
  • Contrast approach to image rights taken by different clubs
  • Key points in successful implementation of an image rights regime
  • What next? Forecasting likely future issues in image rights

To download a recording of this webinar, please click here.

Sports & Sports Bodies: Data Protection & Cyber Risks - Webinar

Thursday 19 November 09:30 - 10:30 GMT & 16:30 - 17:30

Janine Regan and George Willis

In this webinar we will review latest news and developments in data protection & cyber risks as they apply to the sports sector. Topics include:

  • Databases – considerations regarding the processing of increasingly rich fan (and other) databases
  • Subject Access Requests – an update drawing on experiences in the sports sector
  • Prevention and detection of crime – what to do when you receive a request from the police/law enforcement agency to disclose personal data
  • Handling the personal data of minors – issues applicable to youth/academy set ups
  • Banned lists – issues with keeping lists of banned individuals from venues/competitions

To download a recording of this webinar, please click here