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Extra Time or Penalties? The Future Shape of the Sports/Competition Law Relationship

Date: 3rd May 2024

Time: 14.00 - 17.30 Registration from 13.30

Venue: BIICL, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Sq, London WC1B 5JP

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Event Details

The arrival of significant new sources of sports club and league sponsorship and ownership is spreading across the world of sports. At the same time new configurations of leagues and modes of competition are being launched and challenged.

The role of competition law in the management of the new sporting alignments has become ever more important. Recent judgements in European Courts and the challenge of establishing new independent sports regulators have thrown this relationship into stark relief.

Our first Panel will examine the commercial and economic drivers of the new sporting realignment, while our second Panel will outline recent legal developments. Both will review existing frameworks while keeping a close eye on likely future trajectories. We will end with a discussion of the likely impact of developments on different stakeholders in the sporting world.



Phil Evans, Co-Director, Competition Law Forum


Panel 1

  • Professor Stefan Szymanski, University of Michigan
  • Kieran Maguire, Senior Teacher in Accountancy, University of Liverpool
  • Katie Curry, Partner RBB

Panel 2

  • Sir Philip Lowe, Partner Oxera
  • Ben Van Rompuy, Assistant Professor, University of Leiden
  • Professor Stephen Weatherill, Emeritus Jacques Delors Professor of European Law, Somerville College, oxford
  • Beverley Williamson, McCann Fitzgerald

Panel 3: 

  • Delroy Corinaldi, Co-Founder, Black Footballers Partnership
  • Keith Parry, University of Bournemouth and Cricket Research Network

Pricing and Registration

This event is hosted by the Competition Law Forum at BIICL and is open to members of the forum and invited guests.

If you would like to attend please contact the Events team 

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 3 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

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