Master in International Sports Law2018-12-20T09:16:18+00:00

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Master en Derecho Deportivo Internacional

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CAMPUS

Madrid

START DATE

January

DURATION

1st period: 5 months
2nd period: 4 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

  • Sports agent (FIFA – UEFA )
  • Legal advisor in a sports departments of law or auditing firms.
  • Legal advisor in federations and private and public sports institutions.
  • Legal advisor in a legal department of a national or international sports entity.

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.

Mr. Jeffrey Mishkin USALawyer, Partner at Skadden Arps Mr.
David Wu ChinaLawyer, Partner at Boss &Young Attorneys at Law Shanghai CAS Arbitrator
Mr. Omar Ongaro SwitzerlandLawyer, Head of Players’ Status & Governance at FIFA
Mr. 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
Mr. Oliver Luck USAExecutive Vicepresident of regulatory affairs at NCAA
Dennis Koolaard NetherlandsAttorney at De Kempenaer Advocaten
Mr. Ramón Mullerat SpainLawyer, Partner at PWC
Mr. Mitch Nathanson USALawyer, Villanova University
Mr. Ricardo Oliveras SpainPartner at Écija
Mr. Alessandro Pieralli SpainLawyer, Maluker Advocats
Mr. Íñigo Quintana SpainLawyer, Partner at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Mr. Luis Alonso SpainLawyer, Partner at Clifford Chance
Mr. Roberto Álvarez SpainLawyer, Partner at Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
Mr. Leonardo Andreotti BrazilLawyer, Partner at Andreotti Advocacia Desportiva
Mr. Kaisor Basar SpainSolicitor, Interlex Sport
Mr. Andrew Brandt USALawyer, NFL
Ms. Delia Castaños SpainLawyer, Gómez Acebo & Pombo
Brianna Quinn SwitzerlandLawyer at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler
Mr. Javier Hernández Galante SpainLawyer, Partner at Ashurst
Mr. Manuel Garayo SpainLawyer, Zurdo & Garayo
Mr. 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
Mr. 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
Mr. Alberto Fortún SpainLawyer, Partner at Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira
Jacobo Beltrán SpainSenior Advisor at Grant Thornton

*El claustro está sujeto a modificaciones

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
Penningtons Manches
Garrigues
ChaseLawyers
Squire Patton Boggs
Correia, Seara, Caldas, Simões e Associados