14:00 – 14:15 - Welcome Address
14:15-14:45 - Keynote Address: Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General, Court of Arbitration for Sport
“The latest from CAS”: Everything you need to know about the most recent jurisprudence and CAS rules.
It is essential that lawyers and sports administrators are aware of recent CAS cases. Lessons learned from CAS disputes can be an extremely valuable insight in understanding concepts of good governance.
14:45 – 15:00 - Commentary from Dr Reiner Martens on the Claudia Pechstein decision and its impact on sports arbitration.
15:00 – 15:30 - Interactive Workshop: Does an International Federation own intellectual property in its events in the virtual world, i.e. e-sports and virtual games?
E-sports and virtual reality games are being embraced by some sports, but not others. The IOC is seeking to embrace the digital world. What are the legal strategies to capture and monetise these assets and would you trust advice from a robot lawyer to deliver them?
15:30 – 15:45 - Coffee and Networking Break
15:45 - 16:15 - Keynote Address: Julien Sieveking, Director, Legal Affairs, World Anti-Doping Agency
An update on the implementation of the 2015 Code, WADA compliance program and a roundup of the latest WADA investigations.
This is and will be an eventful year for WADA which plays such a pivotal role in preventing cheating in sport.
16:15 - 17:15 - CAS Doping Division
Update on important changes to the CAS Ad Hoc Doing Rules for PyeongChang and the IOC Anti-Doping Rules. Including an update on the IOC Doping Symposium recommendations, which are leading CAS to create a permanent CAS Doping Division into which International Federations can opt-in.
17:15 – 17:30 Announcement: Pro-Bono Sports Lawyer of the Year
17:30 - 18:30 Networking Event
Highlights from LawAccord 2016
Dispute training for International Federations coupled with a willingness in the legal sector to take on more pro bono cases emerged at LawAccord as ideas to help ease the congestion in sports law. The measures were outlined as possible responses by a sporting world which faces rising costs as litigation increases. Stronger partnerships were also advocated, with a key role for LawAccord.