DIRECTION OF THE PROGRAM
Dev Kumar Parmar
A leading program in the field of International Sports Law
The Global Master in International Sports Law is aimed and focused for professionals that are not able to attend a full time, one year long program. Students of this Master come from Law, Business Administration, and Economics backgrounds, who want to acquire practical and work oriented knowledge in the field of International Sports Law and Sport Management.
ISDE’s philosophy is not only to acquire the most up to date knowledge on Sports Law, but to acquire the skills that will help them to reach their professional goals, as well as a professional network within the industry.
To do so, our faculty is composed of the most relevant lecturers in the Sports Law and Management sector. Their commitment in making this program the best online master in sports law and management is the guarantee of its unparalleled excellence.
Why choose the Global Master in International Sports Law?
The Master´s faculty is composed by the most relevant international Sports Law professionals.
- You will work on real sports law cases handled by other lawyers and professionals. Litigation, sports dispute resolution, ADR´s, arbitrations, mediations etc… The student will always have all the supporting documentation, claim, counterclaim, procedural strategy, writs, resources, sentences and awards, etc …
- Over 1000 graduates are currently working in the Sports Law and Management Industry.
- We offer a unique training methodology based on a combination of practical cases, master classes…
- ISDE Alumni Employment Network and Networking with over 10,000 alumni, professors and program directors, made up of more than 200 professional firms from more than 30 countries.
Due to the fact that this program will be offered to professionals with ongoing activities, the training will be carried out by correspondence and on an online basis. However, within the term of the program, three encounters will take place in Madrid for a period lasting three days during weekends.
Online learning can provide learning outcomes that are comparable or even superior to those of conventional educational formats, as it is proved that on executive programs the students, which already have professional experience, work better when self-directed, as they are shaped by the accumulation of authentic personal experiences. Given their goal-oriented approach to learning and an ever more crowded personal calendar, a self-paced asynchronous design has proven to be a most effective instructional approach for online course formats.
This means that given the right tools and with the teachers playing a key role, the online methodology complemented by the encounters taking place in Madrid will produce the perfect combination to provide the students with the knowledge and skills they aimed to reach when they joined the Master.
Each student will have a personal code with which they will access the classes on the website. The different classes are scheduled to be posted on-line every two weeks with the specific directions given by the lecturer, specifying the deadline for the students to send their parctical cases, essays or exams.
During the two weeks, the student will read the documents and prepare the practical case or any other requests made by the professor.
As indicated previously, within the terms of the master three encounters will take place in Madrid for a period not lasting more than three days during weekends.
- The first one will take place at the beginning of the program. It will consist of a welcome ceremony as well as to explain the administrative instructions and an initial presentation on the first topic.
- The second meeting will take place mid-way. It will cover the topic which will be studied in that particular month.
- The third one will take place at the end of the program and will serve as a closing session.
- National or international sports intermediary
- Representation agencies
- Law firms, audit firms and Big Fours
- Federations, private and public institutions
- National or international sports entities
- Sports entertainment industry
- E-Sports and videogames
- Organization and management of sport events
1. CHOICE OF LAW AND CONFLICT OF LAWS IN SPORT-RELATED DISPUTES AND PROCEEDINGS
International laws, regulations of sport organizations, law of the seat of the arbitral or judicial panel, choice of law by the parties, restrictions on the choice of law due to public law principles, etc.
2. SWISS PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW
Special focus on International Arbitration (Chapter 12 of the Swiss Civil Code).
3. THE FIGHT AGAINST DOPING, WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE LEGITIMACY OF THE WADA CODE
History, creation of WADA, purpose of the WADA Code, doping procedures in different sport organizations, the WADA Code in light of principles of criminal and disciplinary law and regulations, and as confronted with basic human rights and international conventions or directives regarding human rights.
4. CONFLICT OF JURISDICTION IN SPORT DISPUTES
The relation between proceedings brought before international courts or internal sport organization judicial bodies.
5. INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SPORT
With special focus on the relations between sport organizations which are mostly European entities subject to EU Law, however governing sport activities also in all parts of the world, not just subject to the EU Law and principles.
6. SPORT LAW IN THE U.S.A.
The structure of sport organizations in the U.S.A. and their relation to international sport organizations, focusing on different views and attitudes regarding the structure of sport activities, international transfers, special regulations, as well as special characteristics in the laws of the game, etc.
7. SPORT AND EU LAW
The impact and influence of EU Legislation on international sport-related issues.
8. SPORT FINANCING
Different attitudes towards spor t activities financing, private ownership as opposed to public ownership and the co-existence of both regulatory issues related to sport financing, etc.
History,functions,proceedingsandnewdevelopmentswitha special focus on matters of importance for practising lawyers representing and appearing in CAS/TAS.
10. EMPLOYMENT/LABOUR LAW IN THE FRAMEWORK OF SPORT
Basic principles of labour relations and their co-existence with sport organizations regulations, sportsmen as employees;The specificity of sport and its impact on the basic principles of labour relations.
11. THE DEFINITION OF ‘SPORT’ AND THE RECOGNITION OF AN ACTIVITY AS ‘SPORT’
G.A.I.S.F. (General Association of International Sports Federations) The Olympic movement, with a special focus on those organizations, who is entitled to become a member and be recognized as ‘Sport’ or ‘Olympic sport’?, etc.
12. ‘LEX SPORTIVA’
Does it exist? Is there still a real debate on the question?
Dev Kumar Parmar
International Sports Lawyer
|In addition to his work with ISDE, our academic director is an international sports lawyer and principal director at Parmars: Sports, which has bases in the UK and Spain. He was Called to the Bar by The Honorable Society of the Inner Temple, and has previous experience in Criminal Defence.|
Working on all aspects of representation, management and legal advice, Dev assists top class athletes and coaches from the English Premier League down, and in other key countries. Dev’s key role within the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League in 2014 also marks him as an important connection within the region.
His work ethic has been roundly praised by numerous peers and leaders alike, with his strong willed belief in passing practical knowledge to students at the earliest stages has impressed many across the globe. Dev remains a mentor to dozens of students and young professionals, working closely with several colleges and universities in this respect.
Dev has been invited to speak in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and South America. In 2012 Dev was nominated for both the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games ‘Inspiring Person in the Community’ Award, and as a Barclays ‘Future Black Leader’ for the Top 100 of 2013.
Dev is personally supportive of all ISDE students and is happy to assist students with developmental pathways to ensure that they take the best next steps in their respective careers.
|Jeffrey Mishkin / USA||Partner Skadden Arps NYC|
|Alasdair Bell / Switzerland||Director of Legal Affairs at UEFA|
|Jane Purdon / UK||CEO Women in Football|
|Christophe Bertrand / France||Lawyer BERTRAND & Associé|
|David Casserly / UK and Switzerland||Barrister|
|Marc Cavaliero / Switzerland||Partner at Kleiner & Cavaliero|
|Daniel Cravo / Brazil||Partner at Cravo, Pastl, Balbuena|
|Spyros Arsenis / USA||Special Counsel Meister Seelig & Fein LLP|
|Nasr El Din Azzam / Egypt||Partner & Attorney at Law Sport Makers|
|Pedro García Correia / Portugal||Partner at CSA Law Firm|
|James Kitching / Australia||Managing Director at Kitching Sports|
|Dirk-Reiner Martens / Germany||Managing Director of Martens Rechtsanwälte|
|Maheta Molango / Spain||CEO at Real Mallorca and Advisory Board member at Baker & McKenzie|
|Brent John Nowicki / Switzerland||Managing Counsel Court of Arbitration for Sport|
|Emin Ozkurt / Turkey||CAS Arbitrator and Managing Partner of Oskurt & Ozkan & Hasbek Law Office|
|Vijay Parbat / UK||Legal Counsel Sports Law & Governance|
|Ashley Ehlert / Switzerland||Legal Director of International Ice Hockey Federation|
|Alejandra Gómez Bruinewoud / Uruguay||Senior Legal Counsel FIFPro|
|Sarah Ochwada / Kenya||Football Arbitrator and Founding Partner of KIKAO Law|
|Krystle Fonyonga / UK||Barrister|
|Ricardo Oliveras/ Spain||Corporate Partner and Head of Sports of Ecija Abogados|
*The faculty is subject to modifications
ISDE SPORTS PROGRAMS ALUMNI
Marc Valentin Lenz
Club Licensing & Financial Fair Play at UEFA
Client Services Executive. Sponsorship Department at Real Madrid CF
Alvaro Manuel Gil Baquero
Lawyer at Atlético de Madrid
International Affairs Director at Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación A.C.
Alberto Díaz Lorente
Legal Counsel at LaLiga Competition Operations Department
Nicole A. Santiago
Coordinator, Player Relations & Competition at Major League Soccer
Legal Counsel at WADA
Attorney at Law at FC Barcelona
Legal Counsel at Sportradar AG
Responsible for Integrity at LaLiga
Attorney at Law at Bichara & Motta Advogados
Eduard J. Scott
Chief Operations Officer at Euroleague Basketball
José Carlos Oliveira
Lawyer at Sporting Clube de Portugal
Handball Manager FC Barcelona
Legal Department at Real Sociedad
Associate (Sports Law) at Mills & Reeve
Chief Relationship Officer at Kashima Antlers
Ornella Desirée Bellia
Head of Legal Affairs at the European Leagues
Partner at Kleiner & Cavaliero AG
President and CEO of Blue United Corporation
Head of Legal at FC Zenit
LaLiga Chief Executive Officer
General Counsel & Director of Legal Affairs of the Asian Football Confederation
Legal Counsel at RSC Anderlecht
Associate at Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
Director of Sports Marketing at Televisa Deportes
Legal Counsel at UEFA
Legal Counsel chez FIFA
Vice President of the Romanian Football League
Head of Case Management at Sport Resolutions (UK)
Legal Counsel at Asian Football Confederation
Natalie St. Cyr Clarke
Legal Affairs Manager at FIBA
Legal Department at Málaga CF
Associate at LIBRA LAW Ibarrola & Ramoni Avocats
Counsel at Lombardi Associates (Scotland)
Legal Affairs Manager at Fédération Internationale de Volleyball
Mr. Aitkhozhin Azamat
Secretary General of the Kazakhstan Football Federation
Sports arbitration at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler
Head of Legal at Trabzonspor FC
Director of Business Development and Legal Affairs at NASL
General Counsel & Head of International Affairs of Hebei China Fortune Football Club
Gisele Cesário Cabrera
Lawyer at Santos Football Club
Monserrat Jiménez Granda
Legal Director in CONMEBOL
Head of Public Affairs at Sportradar AG
Lawyer at Sport Club Corinthians Paulista
Yelena Giselle Hazimn
Puerto Rico Soccer Federation