On October 27 a conference on “Sports law and sports arbitration”, organized by Pravo.Ru – the leading Russian legal portal, was held in the Marriott Royal Aurora Hotel. SILA International Lawyers had been a partner of this conference. The partners of the company Mikhail Prokopets and Yury Zaytsev, who had been moderators of the conference, took part in the conference, as well as lawyers from the Moscow office of the company Maria Tokmakova, Ilya Chicherov and Pavel Fedotov.
The first session of the conference was devoted to the topical issues of sports law in Russia. Sergey Alekseev, the chairman of the Commission on Sports Law of the Association of Lawyers of Russia, made a presentation on the topic “Prospects for the development of sports law in Russia”. Denis Rogachev, the head of the Sports law department in the MSAL (Moscow State Academy of Law) and the Presidential Adviser of the Russian Football Union, made a report on the topic “Specificities of legal liability in the field of sports and sport offenses”. At the end of the first session, Denis Bushnev, the lawyer of the information technologies practice of Baker & McKenzie, made a presentation on the emerging topic “Cybersport: the present and the future from a legal point of view”.
The second session was devoted to practical issues, in particular, to sports arbitration. The partners of SILA International Lawyers Mikhail Prokopets and Yury Zaytsev made a review of the practice of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for 2016-2017. Anton Novoseltsev, the senior associate of the Lidings legal firm, made a review of the practice of resolving disciplinary disputes in UEFA for 2016, and his colleague Boris Malakhov, the senior associate of the Lidings, spoke on the theme “Image rights of a players and coaches”. At the end of the second session, Alexandr Chebotarev, associate professor of the labor law department of the Higher School of Economics, spoke on the specifics of the resolution of labor disputes in sports.
Relevant information can also be found at the official website of the Pravo.Ru-https://event.pravo.ru/view/724/