Global Master in International Sports Law2019-02-07T09:32:08+00:00

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Global Master in International Sports Law

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DIRECTION OF THE PROGRAM

Dev Kumar Parmar

START DATE

March

DURATION

9 months

IDIOMA

English

FORMAT

Online

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.

Program objectives

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.

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  • 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.

Career opportunities

  • 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

Academic program

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.

9. CAS/TAS

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?

Academic direction

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. Within the UK he has appeared as a visiting lecturer and a seminar leader at various institutions including both Cambridge and Oxford Universities and London School of Economics.

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.

Faculty

Jeffrey Mishkin / USAPartner  Skadden Arps NYC
Alasdair Bell / SwitzerlandDirector of Legal Affairs at UEFA
Jane Purdon / UKCEO Women in Football
Christophe Bertrand / FranceLawyer BERTRAND & Associé
David Casserly / UK and SwitzerlandBarrister
Marc Cavaliero / SwitzerlandPartner at Kleiner & Cavaliero
Daniel Cravo / BrazilPartner at Cravo, Pastl, Balbuena
Spyros Arsenis / USASpecial Counsel Meister Seelig & Fein LLP
Nasr El Din Azzam / EgyptPartner & Attorney at Law Sport Makers
Pedro García Correia / PortugalPartner at CSA Law Firm
James Kitching / AustraliaManaging Director at Kitching Sports
Dirk-Reiner Martens / GermanyManaging Director of Martens Rechtsanwälte
Maheta Molango / SpainCEO at Real Mallorca and Advisory Board member at Baker & McKenzie
Brent John Nowicki / SwitzerlandManaging Counsel Court of Arbitration for Sport
Emin Ozkurt / TurkeyCAS Arbitrator and Managing Partner of Oskurt & Ozkan & Hasbek Law Office
Vijay Parbat / UKLegal Counsel Sports Law & Governance
Ashley Ehlert / SwitzerlandLegal Director of International Ice Hockey Federation
Alejandra Gómez Bruinewoud / UruguaySenior Legal Counsel FIFPro
Sarah Ochwada / KenyaFootball Arbitrator and Founding Partner of KIKAO Law
Krystle Fonyonga / UKBarrister
Ricardo Oliveras/ SpainCorporate Partner and Head of Sports of Ecija Abogados

*The faculty is subject to modifications

Collaborating centers

Collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid and New York

Partner and Collaborating Firms

Bayern de Múnich​​
Real Federación Española de Fútbol
NBA
New York Red Bulls
Comité Olímpico Internacional
Tribunal de Arbitraje Deportivo
Asian Football Confederation
Agencia Mundial Antidopaje
Excel Sports Management
Deloitte
KPMG
PwC
Cuatrecasas
Ernst & Young
Baker & McKenzie
Uría Menéndez
Penningtons Manches
Garrigues
ChaseLawyers
Squire Patton Boggs
Correia, Seara, Caldas, Simões e Associados

ISDE SPORTS PROGRAMS ALUMNI

Marc Valentin Lenz
Club Licensing & Financial Fair Play at UEFA

Fernando Delgado
Client Services Executive. Sponsorship Department at Real Madrid CF

Alvaro Manuel Gil Baquero
Lawyer at Atlético de Madrid

Íñigo Riestra
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

Marissa Sunio
Legal Counsel at WADA

Wouter Lambrecht
Attorney at Law at FC Barcelona

Jake Williams
Legal Counsel at Sportradar AG

Pedro Varas
Responsible for Integrity at LaLiga

Stefano Malvestio
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

David Barrufet
Handball Manager FC Barcelona

Guillermo Amilibia
Legal Department at Real Sociedad

Tiran Gunawardena
Associate (Sports Law) at Mills & Reeve

Koji Nakata
Chief Relationship Officer at Kashima Antlers

Ornella Desirée Bellia
Head of Legal Affairs at the European Leagues

Marc Cavaliero
Partner at Kleiner & Cavaliero AG

Takehiko Nakamura
President and CEO of Blue United Corporation

Oleg Zadubrovskiy
Head of Legal at FC Zenit

Carlos Pérez
LaLiga Chief Executive Officer

Benoit Pasquier
General Counsel & Director of Legal Affairs of the Asian Football Confederation

Renaud Duchene
Legal Counsel at RSC Anderlecht

Marco Vedovatti
Associate at Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira

Andrés Galicia
Director of Sports Marketing at Televisa Deportes

Michaela Pietraszko
Legal Counsel at UEFA

Gauthier Bouchat
Legal Counsel chez FIFA

Robert Pongracz
Vice President of the Romanian Football League

Catherine Pitre
Head of Case Management at Sport Resolutions (UK)

Gursimran Brar
Legal Counsel at Asian Football Confederation

Natalie St. Cyr Clarke
Legal Affairs Manager at FIBA

Arturo Galván
Legal Department at Málaga CF

Ryan Lake
Associate at LIBRA LAW Ibarrola & Ramoni Avocats

James Mungavin
Counsel at Lombardi Associates (Scotland)

Stephen Bock
Legal Affairs Manager at Fédération Internationale de Volleyball

Mr. Aitkhozhin Azamat
Secretary General of the Kazakhstan Football Federation

Brianna Quinn
Sports arbitration at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Anil Gursoy
Head of Legal at Trabzonspor FC

Rishi Sehgal
Director of Business Development and Legal Affairs at NASL

Gilbert Jiang
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

Ramunė Bistrickaitė
Head of Public Affairs at Sportradar AG

Victor Targino
Lawyer at Sport Club Corinthians Paulista

Yelena Giselle Hazimn
Puerto Rico Soccer Federation