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sportaccord convention forges ‘supporter’ partnership with experts ‘LawInSport’ – the global online sports law resources service

By Yutang Sports 09 Mar 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to confirm the ‘Supporter’ partnership with LawInSport for its 15th edition including the LawAccord conference set to take place during the Convention in Aarhus, Denmark on Thursday 6 April 2017. Based in London, LawInSport specialises in providing legal educational materials and support to clients in the sports industry as well as facilitating one of the world’s largest online sports law resources. This service provides over one thousand members with access to expert commentary and analysis on the latest legal issues and developments from the world of sport.

Commenting on the partnership, Sean Cottrell, CEO of LawInSport said, “We are delighted to be working with SportAccord Convention and the partnership provides our members with a great opportunity to take advantage of the latest jurisprudence, learnings and legal counsel from experts around the world at the LawAccord conference.” Cottrell went on to say, “SportAccord Convention is a prestigious event and enables our members to network with international sports federations as well as key players and decision-makers across the sports industry in one location and this is invaluable for our members.”

This year’s LawAccord conference programme will include the latest updates from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) including how the effects of the newly established Anti-Doping Division, Ad Hoc Doping Rules for PyeongChang and the IOC Anti-Doping Rules will impact sport lawyers and their clients across-the-board when handling doping cases.  

Chair of LawAccord, Stephen Townley commented, “LawInSport has achieved considerable credibility within the legal community who work with sports organisations around the globe. We are truly excited by the new opportunities this partnership brings to the SportAccord Convention, the international sports Federations as well as sports lawyers.” Townley went on to say, “The premise behind LawAccord is to provide a better understanding of the legal issues and challenges faced by the sports industry and how best to solve them. LawAccord is relevant to every lawyer involved in the business of sport.” A certificate of attendance will be provided by LawAccord for the purpose of continuing education.

Keynote addresses will include the most recent jurisprudence and CAS rules presented by Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General of CAS. Delegates will also hear from Julien Sieveking, Director, Legal Affairs from WADA, who will provide an update on the implementation of the 2015 Code, the WADA compliance programme, and a roundup of the latest WADA investigations.

A workshop will examine the legal strategies and novel approaches organisations may consider, to capture and monetise their digital assets. If sport content is King, which sports federations are fighting fit and ready to secure a share of an e-sport market? Sport has always driven innovation and sports content has already changed the structure of the global media industry. According to market intelligence group Newzoo, the e-sport market is predicted to be worth $1.5 billion in 2020. Without understanding how to own and protect e-sport content the battle is already lost. This session is designed to help international sports federations learn how to seize the opportunity that lies before them and capture a new revenue stream.  

Delegates will also learn the latest with breaking news from CAS on the CAS Doping Division following the IOC Doping Symposium recommendations. The following link provides further information on the LawAccord Conference Programme.

Registered SportAccord Convention delegates who are planning to attend LawAccord should indicate their interest at:

As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord Convention will also host a Plenary Conference, City Forum, City-to-City and MediaAccord. The Convention also comprises: a 3-day exhibition represented by industries, sport organisations, government offices, cities, event and legal services, media, and many more, as well as social and cultural programmes including the Opening Ceremony and Closing Event. For more information about the SportAccord Convention visit:

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SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.

The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.

SportAccord, ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and Associate Members. In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

LawInSport Plus Members - Registration for SportAccord Convention including LawAccord

For LawInSport members who would like to take advantage of the 6-day SportAccord Convention, click here to register, using the following code LAWINSPORT2017ALL to invest in a delegate pass.

LawInSport Plus Members – One-day pass for LawAccord only

For those LawInSport members who wish to attend LawAccord only, click here to register, using the following code LAWINSPORT2017DAY to invest in a delegate pass.

Non-Members of LawInSport – One-day pass for LawAccord only 

Lawyers, sports professionals and International Federations who wish to attend the LawAccord Conference only, at a rate of CHF 750 (plus Danish VAT at 25%), should register using the following link: LawAccord Conference only. 

Danish VAT at 25% is applicable to all delegate fees.

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be provided by LawAccord for the purpose of continuing education.

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