Live Webinar – A Legal Perspective on Sport, Sponsorship and COVID-19

On Tuesday, April 7th at 1100 (Dublin Time) we will be joined by Derek Hegarty, Paddy Murphy and Catherine O’Flynn, members of the Sports Team at leading law firm William Fry to study a number of the potential legal issues that we need to plan for in advance around the eventual return to action or indeed the cancellation of events and partnerships.

It is a tricky issue tied up in many ways with sentiment and goodwill but it is important to be prepared and to hear from the experts about the way things are heading in other jurisdictions.

We have heard the phrase Force Majeure thrown around in sports bulletins but what does it really mean and how might it apply?

We have seen issues surrounding the contracts of players in the Premier League and sporting teams across Europe and around the world. What are likely to be the main issues that surround them and how much leeway might there be in these exceptional circumstances?

We will also look at some of the precedents which do exist, pose the question around whether this is something that should be front of mind for rights holder or sponsor, and we get to grips with the different areas of employment law that are in the mix at the moment.

Our session with the team will last for a little over 30 minutes and be followed up by an opportunity for you to pose questions ‘from the floor’ of the Live Webinar.

We are very much looking forward to hosting what will be an important session, one that you will not want to miss.

Among those who will be in attendance this morning are:

  • The RDS
  • Pro14 Rugby
  • Sports Direct
  • PwC
  • Outsource Media
  • Stakeholder Sport
  • Connacht Rugby
  • Atomic Sport
  • Sport Ireland
  • Core Sponsorship
  • Swim Ireland
  • Sport Ireland Campus
  • William Fry
  • Sport for Business
  • Fleishman Europe
  • PDG Solicitors
  • Irish American Events
  • Horse Sport Ireland
  • Leopardstown
  • Lidl
  • AIB
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Navy Blue
  • Titan Experience
  • Galway Races
  • Horse Racing Ireland
  • Ulster Rugby
  • Murray Group
  • Bord Gais Energy
  • Electric Ireland
  • Ogilvy
  • Sport Ireland Institute
  • Hockey Ireland
  • TG4
  • Legacy Communications
  • Badminton Ireland
  • Sol Sports Invest
  • Titan Experience
  • Teneo
  • TVM
  • Ireland Active
  • Lifestyle Sports

If you are having a problem booking through the above you can do so here.

Alternative booking link

The first 50 places at each of the Webinars are free for Members of the Sport for Business Community and we retain permanent ‘seats’ for our Partner members.

Once those places are gone we will make spots available to non-members and late registrants at a nominal charge. which we hope you will understand.

Then on Thursday, April 9th we will be looking at the ever more important subject of measurement and data around sponsorship properties.

This will be the third of our sessions with Core Sponsorship, following on from the success of the two with Jamie Macken which we enjoyed during the opening week of Webinars.

Check out our Live Webinar series Events coming up on Sport for Business


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