Master in International Sports Law2019-10-14T08:37:27+00:00

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Master in International Sports Law

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CAMPUS

Madrid

START DATE

January

DURATION

1st period: 5 months
2nd period: From 3 months

LANGUAGE

English

FORMAT

On-site

A leading program in the field of International Sports Law

The Master in International Sports Law is considered the reference in terms of excellence in the sector.

Full-time Master, combines classroom training with on-site closure sessions in Cambridge and Switzerland, in addition to completing mandatory international internships.

It guarantees the path to a successful career, the best creation of a proven professional network within an exclusive market and job placement at the end.

This Master in International Sports Law has been designed for graduates in Law and for other people interested in developing their career in the world of sports law.

One of the requirements to be admitted to the program is to be able to dedicate one year to full time. On the other hand, it is also mandatory to have an advanced level of English since this is the official language of the program and, therefore, all classes are taught in English

It is also compulsory for all the students to have a very good command of the English language in written and oral form.

Why should you choose this master?

  • The Master´s faculty is composed by the most relevant international Sports Law professionals.

  • The Master includes two academic stays (United Kingdom and Switzerland), where students will be trained in leading institutions and law firms in the sports and sports law sector.

  • The Master is ranked first in the top specialized Law programs by El Mundo & Expansión

  • You will work on real sports law cases handled by other lawyers. Litigation, sports dispute resolution, ADR´s, arbitrations, mediations… The student will always have all the supporting documentation, claim, counterclaim, procedural strategy, writs, resources, sentences and awards…

  • We guarantee an internship period in leading law firms, clubs, governing bodies…. A unique learning opportunity that will give you the basis on which to build your future professional career. A chance to learn from industry leaders and to work with the best professionals in the sector..
  • Over 1000 graduates that are currently working in the Sports Law and Management Industry. ISDE Sports Law Alumni.
  • We offer a unique training methodology based on a combination of practical cases, master classes, institutional visits and in-house training.
  • 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.

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

I. INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS LAW 

  • General introduction to Sports Law
  • State law v. sports law
  • Fora for sports dispute resolution
  • Sources of law and the development of Lex Sportiva
  • Introduction to CAS and its impact in the Lex Sportiva

II. INTERSECTION OF SPORTS LAW WITH OTHER AREAS OF LAW 

  • Labour Law
  • Contract law
  • Civil and criminal liability of athletes
  • Financial and economic principles of sports
  • EU law in the framework of Sports Law: “Competition”
  • Tax law
  • Corporate law (M&A)
  • Intellectual property law
  • Entertainment law

III. THE SPORTS MODEL 

  • The Sport Agreement

 IV. FOOTBALL GOVERNANCE IN THE WORLD AND EUROPE

  • FIFA
  • UEFA
  • EPFL
  • ECA
  • CONCACAF
  • CONMEBOL
  • AFC

 V. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION 

  • Sport Dispute Resolution: National and International Level
  • General Introduction to international alternative dispute resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation

VI. INTERNATIONAL SPORT DISPUTE RESOLUTION: NATIONAL LEVEL vs. INTERNATIONAL LEVEL: FEDERATIONS AND TAS/CAS

  • General Introduction
  • Ad Hoc divisions and notable awards

VII. INTERSECTION OF SPORTS LAW AND SWISS LAW IN EUROPE 

  • Swiss Civil Code and Swiss Code of Obligations
  • PILA
  • Swiss Federal Tribunal

VIII. DOPING 

  • WADA and the World Anti-Doping Code
  • Doping and state law
  • Doping proceedings

IX. SPORTS LAW IN SPAIN 

  • Regulatory framework
  • Consejo Superior de Deportes
  • Liga de Fútbol Profesional
  • Federations

X. SPORTS LAW IN THE UK (COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) 

  • Introduction to English law and the Common law in the UK
  • Common issues in UK sports law
  • Sports law in the UK v. Global sports law
  • UK relevant law and sports institutions
  • Premier League and the Football Association

XI. SPORTS LAW IN THE US 

  • Introduction to US sports law and US sports model
  • Sports law and national identity
  • Common issues in US sports law
  • Antitrust framework of professional sports
  • Dispute resolution in US professional sports
  • US amateur sports (NCAA)
  • IP issues in US sports

XII. SPORTS LAW IN LATIN AMERICA 

XIII. BASKETBALL

  • FIBA
  • Euroleague
  • BAT

XIV. INDIVIDUAL SPORTS

  • Tennis – ITF
  • Boxing and Martial arts – AIBA, WKF, UFC

XV. MOTOR SPORTS

XVI. WRITING AND ADVOCACY SKILLS WORKSHOPS MORGAN

  • Contract drafting and negotiation, including simulation
  • FIFA written submissions
  • CAS written submissions
  • Opening and Closing statements
  • Direct and cross-examination of witnesses
  • Presentation of evidence

XVII. MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS 

  • Gambling in sports
  • Match-fixing and manipulation of results
  • Agents and Intermediaries

*To be spread out throughout the entire academic program.

*The Academic Program is subject to modifications should ISDE Academic Team or the Director of the Master program consider it appropriated.

Academic direction

Luís Fernando Pamplona Novaes
International Sports Lawyer

Director

In addition to his work with ISDE, our academic director is an international sports lawyer at Nemetz & Kuhnen Advocacia, Luís works in the following areas of expertise; Sports Law, Corporate Law, Contract Law, Tax Law and Labor Law since 2004. Mr. Novaes coordinates the firm’s Corporate Law Department and is a member of the firm’s Managing Board, together with senior partners Luiz Carlos Nemetz and Evaristo Kuhnen.

He holds an Executive Master’s Degree in International Sports Law from Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía – ISDE – Madrid, Spain (2015).
Specialist Degree in Contract Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica – PUC/SP (2007). Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau – FURB, class of 2004.

Professor of Taxation of the Full time and Online Master programs in International Sports Law from Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía – ISDE – Madrid, Spain. Professor of Labor relations in People Management of the Post-graduate program of Instituto Catarinense de Pós-Graduação – ICPG.
Professor of History of Law, Law of Obligations and Corporate Law at FAE/Blumenau.

His professional and civic activities are, Vice-president of Associação Professor Artur Novaes – APAN Vôlei. Coordinator of the Sports Law Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association – Subsection of Blumenau. Member of CESA – Center for Studies of Law Firms (“Centro de Estudos das Sociedades de Advogados”). Legal Advisor of Associação Blumenau Pró-Vôlei.
Former member of OAB vai à Escola (“OAB goes to School”) program.

Dev Kumar Parmar
International Sports Lawyer

Co-director

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 USALawyer, Partner at Skadden Arps Mr.
Omar Ongaro SwitzerlandLawyer, Head of Players’ Status & Governance at FIFA
Dan Johnson UKDirector of Communications and member of the Executive Leadership Team at Premier League
Pedro Garcia Correia PortugalSports Lawyer – Partner at CSA – Law Firm
Oliver Luck USAExecutive Vicepresident of regulatory affairs at NCAA
Dennis Koolaard NetherlandsAttorney at De Kempenaer Advocaten
Ramón Mullerat SpainLawyer, Partner at PWC
Mitch Nathanson USALawyer, Villanova University
Ricardo Oliveras SpainPartner at Écija
Alessandro Pieralli SpainLawyer, Maluker Advocats
Íñigo Quintana SpainLawyer, Partner at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Luis Alonso SpainLawyer, Partner at Clifford Chance
Roberto Álvarez SpainLawyer, Partner at Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
Leonardo Andreotti BrazilLawyer, Partner at Andreotti Advocacia Desportiva
Kaisor Basar SpainSolicitor, Interlex Sport
Andrew Brandt USALawyer, NFL
Delia Castaños SpainLawyer, Gómez Acebo & Pombo
Brianna Quinn SwitzerlandLawyer at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler
Javier Hernández Galante SpainLawyer, Partner at Ashurst
Manuel Garayo SpainLawyer, Zurdo & Garayo
Rodrigo García Lucas SpainLawyer, Laffer Abogados
Julien Sieveking CanadaChief Legal Manager at WADA
Vered Yakovee USAVice President & Associate General Counsel at Miami HEAT
Daniel Cravo BrazilPartner at Cravo, Pastl, Balbuena
Dídac Severino Spain-UKSenior Associate (Corporate/M&A) at Clifford Chance
Alfonso Gómez-Acebo SpainPartner, Baker & McKenzie
Robert Pongracz RomaniaVice President en Liga Profesionista de Fotbal
Daniel Muñoz SpainPartner at Muñoz & Arias Sports Lawyers
Desirée Bellia SwitzerlandLegal affairs manager at ECA
Rodrigo Arias SwitzerlandIntegrity Manager – FIFA Security Division
Gregory Bloom USAPartner at Chase Lawyers
Miguel Liétard SpainLawyer at Sport Advisers
Stuart McInnes UKConsultant Squire Patton Boggs
William Sternheimer SwitzerlandDeputy Secretary General at Court of Arbitration for Sport
Oliver Jaberg SwitzerlandDirector of Integrity & Institutional Legal, FIFA
Mike Morgan UKPartner at Morgan Sports Law LLP
Marc Valentin Lenz SwitzerlandClub Licensing & Financial Fair Play at UEFA
James Bunting CanadaPartner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, LLP
Ulrich Haas SwitzerlandUniversity of Zurich
Kimberly Morris SwitzerlandHead of Integrity & Compliance at FIFA TMS
Jan Kleiner SwitzerlandSenior Associate Bär & Karrer
Ariel Reck ArgentinaSports Lawyer
Jeff Miller USALawyer
Takehiko Nakamura Japan and USAPresident and CEO at Blue United Corporation
Íñigo de la Calle SpainPartner and Senn Ferrero
David Casserly UK and SwitzerlandBarrister
Nic Coward UKAdviser
Dirk-Reiner Martens GermanyManaging Director of Martens Rechtsanwälte
Dev Kumar Parmar UKSports Law Adviser/Athlete Representative
Sarah Ochwada KeniaSports & Entertainment Lawyer, Arbitrator
Daniel Lorenz PortugalHead of Internationalization at FC Porto
Loïc Morin FranceResponsable Service Juridique LFP
Kate Porter USAAssociate Skadden,Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Claude Ramoni SwitzerlandPartner at Libra Law
Wouter Lambrecht SwitzerlandHead of Legal at the European Club Association
Mario Vigna ItalyItalian Olympic Committee
Stephen Bock SwitzerlandLegal Affairs Manager at Fédération Internationale de Volleyball
Elisenda Salrach SpainLegal Director Euroleague
Alberto Fortún SpainLawyer, Partner at Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
Jacobo Beltrán SpainSenior Advisor at Grant Thornton

*The faculty is subject to modifications

Collaborating centers

Colaboración con la Cámara de Comercio de Madrid y de Nueva 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
Garrigues
ChaseLawyers
Squire Patton Boggs
Correia, Seara, Caldas, Simões e Associados
LOGO BLU JPG

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