Call for Participation | “Understand The Rules Of The Game 2020” – LawInSport’s Digital Annual Conference, November 10–20, 2020


This Year’s LawInSport Annual Conference – ‘Understand the Rules of The Game 2020’ will now take place between the 10th and 20th November 2020 in a digital format due to the restriction in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The LawInSport Annual Conference has a reputation as one of the “must attend” and “cutting edge” annual international sports law conferences which provides unparalleled panel discussions on the key issues and developments in international sports law. The conference provides networking opportunities to help delegates build meaningful and long last relationships with their colleagues in the sector. We will be bringing this full experience to the new digital format as we did for the Football Law 2020 Digital Conference in May.

You will be able to follow updates about the conference by using #LISconf20.

Interactive Panel Discussions

The conference provides attendees interactive panel discussions, with world leading experts discussing the contemporary legal issues impacting global sport.

Professional Development & Knowledge Sharing

Not only will attendees partake in cutting edge panel discussions, they will also be given live links to relevant documents, case law and more to help with professional development and provide a truly interactive experience.


The LawInSport Annual conference is well known for its unparalleled networking opportunities, and this will be a theme that continues at this year’s conference. We will be introducing digital open forums for attendees to network and share ideas and opinions.

All Sessions Are Recorded

All recordings will be accessible through a central page on that will give you access to recordings to all the session.To access the recording you will need to have:

  • Purchased a ticket for the conference, with your LawInSport account. If you don’t have an account you can register here for free.
  • Once registered you can view the recordings at the central page when the conference starts.You will receive a certificate for each recording you have watched in full.


Webinars will be scheduled to UK time (between 14:00-20:00 UK time), so block your calendars accordingly. The schedule may be subject to change.

10 November 2020 – Esports & Media

    • Esports – Legal developments
    • Media Rights – How has COVID-19 influenced media rights agreements?
    • Open Forum & Networking

11 November 2020 – Technology & Data

    • Artificial Intelligence – Legal considerations for sport
    • Player Data – What are the legal rights to player data?
    • Open Forum & Networking

12 November 2020 – Athlete Rights & Diversity

    • Athlete Empowerment – Where is the future of athletes in the decision-making process in sport?
    • Diversity in sports governance & senior management
    • Open Forum & Networking

13 November 2020 – Athlete Welfare & Safety

    • Safeguarding – new approaches and lessons from recent developments
    • Protecting against exploitation in women’s sport
    • Open Forum & Networking

16 November 2020 – Tax & Insurance

    • Tax updates
    • Insurance update
    • Open Forum & Networking

17 November 2020 – Financial Regulation & Investment

    • Financial regulation and salary caps
    • Private equity investment in sport
    • Open Forum & Networking

18 November 2020 – Integrity & Anti-Doping

    • What is the future of sports integrity functions?
    • Anti-Doping – where is the limit with meat contamination?
    • Open Forum & Networking

19 November 2020 – Dispute Resolution

    • How can you establish an effective independent National Sports Tribunal?
    • Dealing with expert witnesses – using hot tubbing for expert witnesses
    • Open Forum & Networking

20 November 2020 – In-House Teams & Governance

    • What legal and governance lessons have been learned from the COVID-19 pandemic?
    • General Counsel Forum
    • Open Forum & Networking

Buying Your Ticket

Each attendee only needs to register once for the Conference and they will receive registration details for each session advance of the event. Discounts are applied automatically during the registration and checkout.

General Admission

  • Standard Ticket: £140
  • LawInSport Plus Member Ticket: £90

Student (Full Time Only) Tickets (50% discount)

  • Full-Time Standard student ticket: £70
    To claims your full-time student ticket enter the coupon code ‘LISconf20Stu’ when you are logged into your account.
  • Full-Time Student with LawInSport Plus/Academic Membership Ticket: £45To claims your full-time student Plus member enter ticket use the coupon code ‘LISconf20StuPlus’ when you are logged into your account. Please be aware that we check each student status as a full-time student before the conference starts. If you purchase a student when you are not Full-Time Student (i.e. a working student) you will be prevented from viewing the conference until the balance is paid and your membership may be revoked.
  • Full-Time Current & Former Athlete/Managers/Coaches = FREE
    If you are have represented your country at the Olympics and Paralympics or you have been a full-time professional athlete, manager or coach, please email with your details about the club or country you currently or have represented. If you are currently working in the professional services sector or you are in an executive position for a sports organisation you will not be eligible for free ticket.

For all inquiries please email

Please note that all tickets are nonrefundable.

Further Discounts

As with all LawInSport’s activities we set the price to be as inclusive as possible. A full price ticket equates to less than 1 hour of  billable time for the majority of lawyers around the world. For students it is less than the price of a couple cups of coffees for each session, and is around than 5% of the costs of many online courses. Therefore we hope you will understand why we do not offer any additional discounts.

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