E - International Sports Law

How do sporting organizations tackle the current challenges of doping, illegal betting, gaming manipulation and corruption? What are the biggest challenges of sport events, sport contract law and the resolution of sports related disputes and arbitration?

This Specialization Course is intended for professionals who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge of the legal and business aspects of international sports. The course comprises of two modules:

  • Module 1: Organisation and Good Governance
  • Module 2: Dispute Resolution: General and Specific Areas

Module 1 provides an economic and legal insight into sports organizations. It analyzes how sport organizations operate and integrate on a national and international level. Participants will also focus on topics such as sport events, sport contract law and the resolution of sportsrelated disputes and arbitration.

Module 2 addresses the question of how sporting organizations tackle the current challenges of doping, illegal betting, gaming manipulation and corruption, that are endangering the fundamental principles of sporting competition, such as, doping, illegal betting, e.g., gaming manipulation, and corruption in the sport.

Module 1: Organisation and Good Governance Duration Credit Points
  • Introduction to association law
  • Organisation of Sport at the International level
  • Establishing and enforcing uniform rules (incl ethic and compliance)
  • Sport and the public sector / european law
  • The American sports model
  • The French sports model
  • Issues connected to providing sports services
  • Inhouse-counsel in an international sports federation
  • Civil and criminal liability arising out of participation in sport
  • Tax and sports
  • Economic value of sporting events
  • Visit of the FIFA headquarters
70 Lectures 10 ECTS
Module 2: Dispute Resolution - General and Specific Areas Duration Credit Points
  • Anti-Doping – scientific challenges / legal framework
  • Dispute resolution
  • Match manipulation – scientific challenges / legal framework
  • Financial Fair Play – scientific challenges / legal
  • Appeals against CAS awards
  • CAS and ECHR
  • Big Cases of the year
  • Anti-Corruption – scientific challenges / legal framework
  • Ad hoc arbitration and moot court
70 Lectures 9 ECTS

--> The specialization can also be attended as a certification (CAS) course.

--> The specialization courses are only offered with a sufficient number of participants.

--> The lectures are held in English.