We will be at the Sports law Ireland Conference in Dublin this afternoon for what promises to be an interesting look at some key areas within sports law.
The afternoon will kick off with a session on eSports and there will also be two keynote panel discussions on media rights and changes to the sports betting industry.
One of the most interesting speakers is likely to be Alex Slade, VP Legal with Eleven Sports who shot to prominence last summer securing rights to the US PGA, La Liga and Serie A before coming perilously close to crashing to earth and handing back some of those rights.
The inside story of their tumultuous few months promises to be lively and we will report on it on Monday morning on Sport for Business.
Susan Ahern and Cliodhna Guy will be among those looking at the sports betting industry, while Jack Anderson returns to these shores from Melbourne to appear alongside former UFC Fighter Aisling Daly on the subject of regulating Mixed Martial Arts.
“As a new and dynamic sports law association we are delighted at this early stage to be working in partnership with LawInSport to delivery what we consider will be a cutting-edge sports law conference attractive to both Irish and International lawyers and members of the sports industry,” said Sports Law Bar Association of Ireland President Paul McGarry.
“LawInSport has led the field in delivering unique events that bring key players, commentators and advisors in the sports law field together and we believe the Sports Law Ireland 2019 conference will be a superb addition to the calendar.”
Ireland’s Chief Justice Frank Clarke, one-time Chairman of Leopardstown Racecourse will be introducing the conference and Sport for Business members William Fry, Beauchamps and Philip Lee will be there alongside World Rugby, the IRFU, Sheridans Law from London and many more.