ISDE-Miami Law Global Sports and Entertainment Law Course2019-10-23T11:35:25+00:00

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ISDE-Miami Law Global Sports and Entertainment Law Course

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University of Miami School of Law



March (Miami)
May (Madrid)

1 week in Miami
1 week in Madrid


Full Time



Offered in conjunction by ISDE and University of Miami School of Law, this course is for law students and professionals who are interested in broadening their understanding of the global sports and entertainment industries and provides an understanding of the differences and similarities between the U.S. and the international entertainment and sports law landscapes.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

  • Foreign and domestic legal practitioners. Foreign and domestic enrolled law students
  • Students enrolled in Miami Law School and ISDE America should contact their respective schools (see contact information below) to discuss enrollment.
  • Non-lawyers with eligible industry expertise (before applying please contact Greg Levy: glevy@law.miami.edu for the intensive week program in Miami and the Admissions Department: masters@isdemasters.com for the intensive week program in Madrid).


  • Study Sports Law & Entertainment Law at two academic leaders in U.S. and International sports law: University of Miami School of Law and ISDE Madrid.
  • Achieve a complete understanding of the differences and similarities between the U.S. and the international entertainment and sports law landscapes.
  • Broaden and enhance your professional network in the sports and entertainment law industry.

Why choose this master?

  • You will study Sports Law & Entertainment Law at two academic leaders in U.S. and International sports law : University of Miami School of Law and ISDE Madrid
  • You will achieve a complete understanding of the differences and similarities between the U.S. and the international entertainment and sports law landscapes.
  • You will broaden and enhance your professional network in the sports and entertainment law industry.

Structure & Timing

The annual two-week program is divided into two, week-long segments with one week in Miami and one week in Madrid. Participants may enroll in either one or both weeks. Those who complete either one or both weeks will receive a course completion certification.

2019 Dates

Miami: March 9-13, focus on Entertainment Law
Madrid: May 18-22, focus on European Sports Law

Both week-long courses include 24 hours of classes, and are taught by renowned faculty from University of Miami School of Law and ISDE who are leaders in the fields of entertainment and sports law. Guest lectures, networking events with industry leaders and site visits to sporting/entertainment venues, museums and law firms in each locale complement the coursework.


May 18-22, 2019

Sports Law (24 hours length) – This course is structured with experts covering specific topics that arise regularly in international sports law. The overall course will cover regulatory bodies and dispute resolution methods, the more “glamorous” aspects such as intermediaries, transfers and taxation.

The week is organized in such a way that students learn about the governing bodies and dispute resolution methods before delving into the other topics.

Outside activities include*:

Guided visit to the Real Madrid C.F. Stadium.

The Santiago Bernabéu is the home of Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain.

Founded on 6 March 1902 as Madrid Football Club, the club has traditionally worn a white home kit since inception. The team has played its home matches in the 81,044-capacity Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in downtown Madrid since 1947

The club was estimated to be worth € 3.24 billion ($ 3.65 billion) in 2015, and in the 2016–2017 season it was the second highest-earning football club in the world, with annual revenue of € 674.6 million. The club is one of the most widely supported teams in the world. In European and worldwide competitions, the club has won a record 24 trophies; a record 12 European Cup/UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Cups and four UEFA Super Cups.

As the third most visited museum in Madrid, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium offers all the history surrounding the best club of the 20th century: interactive screens to learn every single detail concerning your favourite team, the enter to the dressing room, the latest mapping technology as well as over 200 exclusive, emblematic objects to do with Real Madrid.

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Television Dealmaking in the 21st Century (12 hours length). 

Professor Nicholas La Terza

From the point of view of a veteran transactional lawyer with a focus on business affairs and extensive experience in both features and television, study the brief history of television in the US, including the technology and regulations which have shaped the business. Analyze key legal and business issues confronting today’s dealmakers in the rapidly evolving medium of television particularly with respect to production and exploitation of television series. This course is for students interested in pursuing a transactional practice, and who wish to gain experience in advising clients, and reading, drafting and negotiating contracts, thereby better preparing themselves to meet the demands of parties actually engaged in commercial deals.

Legal Aspects of Content Production in Latin America (12 hours length). 

Professor Hernan Pantaleon

Oriented to attorneys interested in practicing with either U.S. or foreign TV networks and production companies, participants will gain basic knowledge to understand and develop a practice in Entertainment law oriented to the Latin American market. Forms of contracts and other legal documents will be brought to analysis, including the discussion of generally accepted clauses based on real cases taken from practice and case law. The course will cover the legal steps of the TV business, from the acquisition of rights over an original idea to the final distribution of audiovisual material, with a the analysis of the legal aspects of: Format Licensing; Development and Production; Service Agreements for Directors, actors, talents, writers and composers; Unions and guilds; Right and Clearances; Distribution; Assignment of Rights to Music and scores; and revising contracts for acquisition of digital rights.

*All faculty are subject to change pending final availability.


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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.

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Ricardo Oliveras

Partner & Head of the Sports Law Practice
Ecija Abogados

Lawyer with more than 20 years of experience, before his incorporation in ECIJA, Ricardo has been working in another firms such as KPMG Abogados & Roca Junyent.

Ricardo has extensive experience in the sports industry, having held the position of legal counsel for the 32nd America’s Cup and the Superleague Formula. Likewise, among his recent collaborations, he was FIFA’s external consultant for Spain-Portugal on the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Law graduated from the University of Abad Oliva (Universidad San Pablo-CEU), LL.M degree in Business Law from ISDE, as well as having recently coursed  the Executive Management Program at IESE.

*Faculty members are subject to change, in accordance with Program requirements.


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Nicholas La Terza

Nicholas La Terza is a veteran transactional lawyer and business affairs executive with extensive experience in both features and television.

He teaches Entertainment Law and Movie Finance at the UCLA and UC Irvine Law Schools and Contracts and Negotiation in the Graduate Producer’s Program at the UCLA Film School. He is currently associated with The Point Media, a Beverly Hills law firm serving a broad range of entertainment industry clients.

He earned his B.S. and M.A. in English Literature from Villanova University and his J.D. from University of Toledo. He practiced as an associate with the firm of Kaplan, Livingston, a partner with the firm of Sidley Austin and later held senior posts at New World Pictures, Largo Entertainment and Alliance Atlantis. A member emeritus and former co-chair of the UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium, LaTerza holds voting memberships in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

His avocations include music and writing. He has written a number of screenplays and was  represented by the William Morris Agency. A former professional pianist/vocalist and songwriter, La Terza had a nationally released CD and still performs regularly.

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Hernán Pantaleón

Adjunct Faculty, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.
LL.M. in International Law, University of Miami School of Law
Diploma in Comparative Law, Georgetown University School of Law
J.D. equivalent, School of Law of the Argentine Catholic UniversityHernán Pantaleón is the founder of Hernan Pantaleon Abogados and teaches in the University of Miami School of Law’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. Program. Prior to opening the firm in 2013, he worked at Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal from 2011-2012, Baker & McKenzie from 1995-2010 and Grant, Hermann, Schwartz & Klinger as a foreign associate from 1993-1995.Throughout his extensive career, he has focused his practice on art, entertainment, mergers & acquisitions, banking and finance. His practice has included the representation of major TV and cable TV companies in matters related to production agreements, IP agreements, and music licensing agreements to name a few. He has also served as counsel to corporations and trust funds in matters related to stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements, mergers and joint ventures. As counsel for major banks and import and export companies he has dealt with numerous matters related to domestic and international syndicated loan agreements, structured financing, and debt reconstruction.He has authored numerous publications and spoken at various seminars all over South America on topics including, “Banking and Finance Market Trends in Latin America,” “Export Finance and Securitization Structures,” “Financing Major Projects,” “Debt Restructuring,” Cross-border Lending,” and “Banking and Finance.”Pantaleón graduated with his J.D. from the School of Law of the Argentine Catholic University and subsequently earned his Diploma in Comparative Law from Georgetown University, as a Fulbright Scholar. He then made his way to the University of Miami to obtain his LL.M. in International Comparative Law.

*Faculty members are subject to change, in accordance with Program requirements.



  • Miami: March 9-13, focus on Entertainment Law
  • Madrid: May 18-22, focus on European Sports Law
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Academic direction

ISDE - Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía


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