PROGRAMME UPDATE Summer Programme on International Sports Law: Meet The Faculty

Summer Programme on

International Sports Law: Is Sport Playing
by the Rule of Law?

 30 June  -  4 July 2014

The ASSER International Sports Law Centre is very pleased to introduce you to the 2014 Summer Programme Faculty members:


Prof. Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson is a Professor of Law at Queen’s University, Belfast. He has published widely in the area of sports law – including books on the Legality of Boxing (2007); A Textbook on Modern Sports law (2010); and Leading Cases in sports law (2013 edition). His current research interest is on gambling-led corruption in sport. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Jack is a panel member on various national sports dispute resolution bodies such as Sports Resolutions (UK) and Just Sport Ireland. Jack will be tackling the question of corruption in sport during the Summer Programme.

Frans De Weger

Frans de Weger is an international sports lawyer specialized in international football law. Frans works for the Dutch Federation of Professional Football Clubs (FBO) assisting clubs, players and agents inter alia in proceedings before the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC). He is the author of several academic contributions and a successful book on the jurisprudence of the FIFA DRC. He is also the editor of the DRC Database, collecting and classifying the decisions issued by the FIFA DRC. Fittingly, he will be giving a lecture on the background, the procedural rules and the jurisprudence of the FIFA DRC.

Antoine Duval

Antoine is a Senior researcher at the ASSER Institute and the academic coordinator of the summer programme. Antoine is specialized in the interaction between Lex sportiva, the autonomous law of international sport, and EU law. He has recently published an article on this subject in one of the leading journals in the field (Lex Sportiva: A Playground for Transnational, European law Journal). He is in charge of the academic output of the programme and will be lecturing on one of his favorite subjects: the right to free movement of athletes under EU law.

Ryan Gauthier

Ryan is a Ph.D. candidate at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, His research focuses on the legal consequences of hosting the Olympic Games. Ryan attended Harvard University where his activities included editing the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. He has published widely in the field of Sports law, and more specifically on mega-events – including ‘Major event legislation: lessons from London and looking forward’ (2013); ‘Crisitunity: Improving World Cup Host Selection in Football and Rugby’ (2011); and ‘International Sporting Event Bid Processes, and How They Can be Improved’ (2011). Hence, Ryan will be our dream lecturer for a session dedicated to mega-events and their legal framework.

 Arnout Geeraert

Arnout Geeraert holds an LL.M. in International and European Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Leuven University, Belgium. His research focuses on the strengthening of democratic processes in international sports governance. He is also involved in the Preparatory Action in the Field of Sport on good governance, funded by the European Commission’s Sport Unit and has published numerous articles in international journals on the new governance of sport, - including ‘The governance network of European football. Towards a more important role for the EU and football’s stakeholder organizations’ (2011); and ‘Social dialogue in European professional football’ (2011). Arnout will therefore be giving a lecture on good governance mechanisms in sport.

 Daniel Geey

Daniel Geey is an associate at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP’s. After completing his law degree with a dissertation on the Bosman ruling, he embarked on a Masters Degree and got specialized in Competition Law and European Football Broadcasting Rights. As well as posting blog articles, he writes for various competition, media and sports law journals. These include The World Sports law Report, The Entertainment Law, Sport Business and The Entertainment and Sports law Journal. Daniel is a well-known twitterer of European Sports Law topics and has been very involved in the debate surrounding the introduction of the UEFA Financial Fair Play. It is therefore quite naturally that he will be taking over our workshop on FFP.

 Prof. Richard Parrish

Prof. Parrish is the Director of the Centre for Sports law Research at Edge Hill University. His research explores the interface between sport and European Union law. He is a member of the European Commission’s Group of Independent Sports Experts (2010) and acts as an expert adviser for the European Commission’s TAIEX programme on the approximation of European laws relevant to sport. Prof. Parrish is an editorial board member on several Sports law Journals and his publication list in matters concerning sports law is way too long to be reproduced here. He will be leading you through the fabulous world of the European Social Dialogue in sport

 Prof. Antonio Riggozzi

Prof. Rigozzi teaches sports law and arbitration law at Neuchâtel University, Switzerland, and is a partner in the law firm Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler. He is the Expert in all things related with international arbitration and sports, the author of a comprehensive treatise on sports arbitration and the editor in charge of the sports law section of the Swiss law journal JusLetter. He has been a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and holds a summa cum laude Ph.D., a Master of Laws and a J.D. from Geneva University Law School. As a lawyer he frequently represents parties involved in CAS arbitration and further challenging CAS awards in front of the Swiss federal tribunal. We really could not have found anybody better suited for a course on the proceedings in front of the Court of Arbitration for sport.

 Prof. Karolina Tetlak

Prof. Tetlak is assistant professor in tax law at Warsaw University, Poland. She is specialized in sports taxation, with a unique expertise in taxation of major sporting events and international sports tax law. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on taxation and sports law and the author of a number of publications on various aspects of sports taxation such as ‘Host city contract as a basis for a tax exemption for major sporting events: towards privatization of sports tax law?’ (2012) and ‘The tax regime for UEFA EURO 2012’ (2012). The tax law aspects of sports have no secret for her and those will soon be shared with the lucky attendants of the Summer Programme.

Prof. Ben Van Rompuy

Prof. Ben Van Rompuy is a senior researcher at the ASSER Institute, Head of the ASSER International Sports Law Centre, and a Professor in competition policy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). His research focuses primarily on EU law, competition law, and regulatory issues in the sports and media sectors and on the protection of the integrity of sports competitions (financial fair play, match-fixing). He is a frequently invited speaker at conferences and experts workshops and regularly acts as a legal expert for media companies, sports governing bodies, and public authorities. He is also a member of the advisory board of the International Sports Law Journal and editorial board member of the ‘Asser International Sports Law’ book series. Ben will show you where the money is by lecturing on (legal aspects of) sports media rights and sports betting.

For more information on the summer programme please click here

Fee: €1195,-