Using ADR in Sports Disputes
- Date 9 April 2014
- Time 09:30 - 17:15
- Location London
- Full venue address Venue to be confirmed 14 days prior to the course date London United Kingdom
- CPD Hours 6
£480 + VAT
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- Event type Seminar
Sports disputes of one kind or another, particularly commercial ones, frequently arise. This seminar will consider the various forms of alternative dispute resolution methods that particularly lend themselves for the extra-judicial settlement of sports disputes.
It will include some key practical exercises including a sports dispute negotiation.
What You Will Learn
The topics to be covered and discussed will include:
* What is ADR?
* What are its advantages and disadvantages?
* What forms of ADR are available and their relevance to sports disputes?
* Sports ADR bodies, including the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber.
* Drafting and interpreting ADR clauses in sports agreements.
* Ad Hoc arrangements
* WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, including sports domain name disputes and expert determination
* American Arbitration Association, including USOC disputes
* Enforcing ADR decisions including the New York Convention of 1958
* Resort to the Courts including ousting their jurisdiction
* Appeals to the Swiss Federal Supreme Court
* The European Court on Human Rights
Speaker: Professor Ian Blackshaw Solicitor, International Sports Lawyer and Academic. He holds a Master's Degree in Sports Law; he is a Visiting Professor at Cambridge, and is an Honorary Fellow of the International Sports Law Centre of the prestigious TMC Asser Instituut in The Hague, The Netherlands, Switzerland. He is a prolific author of books, including his latest on "Sports Marketing Agreements; Legal, Fiscal and Practical Aspects" published by the Asser Press, and contributor to the New Oxford Companion to Law and to professional journals. He has also recently been awarded a Doctor of Laws Degree.
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