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Sports Law in Cambridge

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This initiative is one of the annual highlights and a unique opportunity to become part of an intensive program organized by one of the most prestigious institutions in Spain, such as ISDE, at Wolfson College in the University of Cambridge.It consists of a training week in Sports Law, together with visits to some of the most important clubs of the Premier League, in London. You will also take part in workshops in the leading Sport Law firms in the city.

Why should you choose this program?

  • You will visit one of the world’s leading universities: the University of Cambridge.

  • There is a significant need for elite professionals in a matter that generates a high volume of economic activity.
  • You will visit some of the main Premier League clubs and Sport Law firms in London.

  • You will acquire new tools to work in the international market and to understand a different legal system

Professional careers after finishing the Master

Currently there is an existing demand for elite professionals in a subject of great social relevance that generates a high volume of economic activity . That is why ISDE has decided to offer this master.

Academic program

Indicative schedule:

DAY 1: 

  • Arrival to Wolfson College in Cambridge.
  • Free time in Cambridge.

DAY 2: 


  • “Introduction to English Law and the Common Law”, David Stott, Affiliated Lecturer in Public Law, Department of Land Economy, of Cambridge.
  • “Olympic Law – how the legislation operated and the IOC’s links to CAS and WADA”. Prof. Mark James, Director of Research, Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University.

DAY 3: 


  • “ADR and Sport”, Prof. Dr. Ian Blackshaw, TMC Asser International Sports Law Centre, The Hague, Netherlands and CAS Arbitrator.
  • “An Introduction to the Inns of Court”, John White.

DAY 4:  

Whole day educational visit to London city:

  • Visit to West Ham United FC at Upton Park.
  • Law talks and lunch, Middle Temple.
  • Legal London tour.
  • Sports Law talks.
  • Drinks reception and networking, Lewis Silkin.

DAY 5: 


  • “Deadline Day Desperation: a Sports Law Negotiation Task”, Dev Kumar Parmar, Barrister.
  • “A Thematic Assessment of Sports Law in the English Legal System: Key Cases and Core Principles”, Simon Boyes, Director at Centre for Sports Law, Nottingham Trent University.
  • “The step by step approach to finding your dream job in the sports world after graduation”, Sarah Ochwada, Advocate, High Court of Kenya and Sports Arbitrator.



  • “Good governance; ‘The principles of eligibility to participate (in sport)”, Stuart McInnes, Consultant, Squire Patton Boggs, London.
  • “Employment law and sports: far from a perfect marriage”, Andrew Haywood, Partner, Pennington Manches LLP, London.
  • “Social media and the legal and practical challenges in sport”, Matt Himsworth, Himsworths Legal Limited, St Albans.

Award of Certificates of Attendance Ceremony

*This Schedule is subject to modifications



The course faculty is composed by well-known professors from European universities specialized in this area, like the Queen’s University in Belfast or the University of Northumbria. The program seeks law students and sports lawyers who want to get the best knowledge of Sports Law in a unique international framework.

Collaborating centers

Wolfson College


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