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Discovery Sports Management, in Partnership with Sportlicitors hosts a Masterclass
Series on the Sports Practice in Lagos, Nigeria.

There has never been a time like this in history where sports needed the law for participants to actualize their true potential. According to the World Sports Encyclopaedia (2003), there are 8,000 indigenous sports and sporting games. There cannot be these many sports without a need for regulation and the practice of sports law. Sports law practice is gaining prominence in Nigeria and across the world in general. Thus, there is a need for adequate preparation of interested individuals for this burgeoning area.

Discovery Sports, in partnership with Sportlicitors has, over the years, provided services to clients in the sports industry and now is taking it a step further to facilitate the growth of knowledge of this practice among legal practitioners, sports professionals and sports bodies in the industry.

Discovery Sports Limited (“Discovery Sports”) is an Africa-based company incorporated under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, providing sports management services to athletes and sports clubs. On the other hand, Sportlicitors Law Firm (“Sportlicitors”) is a sports law firm specialized in providing a variety of legal services to athletes, clubs, and governing bodies in the sports industry.

Though it is a legitimate and globally recognized arm of law practice, many legal professionals and people, generally, have little or no knowledge and experience on sports law. Many in the law industry are not aware of the know-how of legal representation before sporting committees, tribunals and authorities.

To solve this problem, Discovery Sports and Sportlicitors have scheduled a Masterclass on the Sports Law Practice for the 12th March. 2020. This Masterclass will focus on introducing the Sports Practice in Nigeria (“The Law and Business of Sports”), the procedural guidelines on International Sports Arbitration before bodies such as FIFA & the Court of Arbitration for Sports, World Anti-doping Agency and Anti-doping, International Basketball Federation, Intellectual Property Management in Sports, Sports Marketing and Merchandising, etc.

The resource personnel for this Masterclass will bring a wealth of theoretical knowledge and practical experience from various parts of the world including Africa, Europe and South America. Some of the speakers for this event include Kevin Omujine (Sporthouse Solicitors), Tosin Akinyemi (Sportlicitors), Shane Wafer (Javelin Sports Group, South Africa), Rodrigo Iglesias (IBN Sports & Entertainment, Brazil), Juliana Carmona (IBN Sports & Entertainment, Spain), Nta Ekpiken (The New Practice), etc.

This event is open to all sports enthusiast including but not limited, to: talent managers, team managers, sport lawyers, sport administrators, arbitrators, athletes and students.

Registration for this class costs N70,000.00 (Seventy Thousand Naira) with a 43% discount for early birds bringing the current price to N30,000.00 (Thirty Thousand Naira). To register, please click here. For law students are interested in attending, five (5) subsidized tickets have been made available. Early bird registration ends on the 28th of February 2020.

Further details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 12th of March 2020
Time: 9:00am – 4pm
Venue: Lagos Court of Arbitration, 1a Remi Olowude Street, 2nd Rounabout, Lekki- Epe
Expressway, Lagos.


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For more details about this event, you can send an email to contactus@discoverysport.org or
call 08069418565

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