This seminar aims to provide an overview of the history and development of arbitration in sports, covering the following topics:
- What is the basis of arbitration in sports, and how has it developed?
- When does arbitration in sports apply?
- What does sports arbitration consist of?
- What distinguishes sports arbitration from more conventional commercial arbitration?
Considering these questions and recent important developments, it will be argued that arbitration in sports is a hybrid that requires tailor-made procedures, specialist expert practitioners, and a set of fundamental principles derived as much from administrative and human rights law as from commercial law.
Nick De Marco KC is ranked as one of the leading barristers in sports law. He acts for sports governing bodies, players, clubs, sponsors, broadcasters and agents. He is the “go-to” barrister in disputes in football in particular, whether commercial or regulatory.
Nick was named “Sports Silk of the Year” at the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2022 and is recognised as one of the leading sports lawyers in the United Kingdom by all legal directories.
He was featured on The Lawyer's Hot 100 list (2021) and also ranked as one of the top 3 “Most Highly Regarded Sports Law Silks” in the United Kingdom by Who’s Who Legal 2019. Recent directory comments include:
“Nick has an almost uniquely stellar practice in sports law, and particularly football.”
– Legal 500, 2023
“He is a skilled advocate and has a great knowledge of cases in this area of law.”
– Chambers UK, 2022
“He has the best working knowledge of the football regulatory landscape of the barristers at the Bar…”
– Legal 500 2022
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