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Sports Law

 

A WORKSHOP ON SPORTS LAW AND MANAGEMENT

WORKSHOP TITLE:           SPORTS AND THE LAW: ATTRACTING INVESTMENT IN SPORTS THROUGH GOVERNANCE

DATE:            Friday, 7th September 2018

TIME:            8:00am – 4:30pm

VENUE:        Strathmore University, Nairobi

Charges:        Kshs. 10,000 per person

 

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ABOUT:

A workshop for sports players and stakeholders in Kenya. When the sports industry is structured in a well regulated and predictable manner, it will automatically attract investment from sponsors, investors as well as local fans. How can we ensure that the Sports Industry in Kenya exercises corporate governance.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. To emphasize the importance of good corporate governance practice in sports management.
  2. To illustrate the link between corporate governance and investment  in the industry.
  3. To raise awareness on the legal, policy and regulatory framework of sports in Kenya.
  4. To raise understanding on the mandate and role of different governing bodies in the sports industry in Kenya.
  5. To raise the understanding of commercial aspects of sports in Kenya.
  6. To encourage dialogue between different stakeholders for the development of sports in Kenya.
  7. To encourage the practice of good corporate governance among the sports industry stakeholders.
  8. To discuss the current global trends in sports administration and how they affect the national playfield.
  9. To discuss the place, role and rights of sports persons, associations and federations.
  10. To discuss how sports persons, associations and federations can contribute to development and practice of good corporate governance and structures.
  11. To encourage compliance and alternative dispute resolution within the sports industry.
  12. To provide an opportunity for different players within the sports industry to network for development.

 

 

WORKSHOP CONTENT/ PROGRAM:

TIME

TOPIC

CONTENT

FACILITATOR

8:00 – 8:30 am

Registration

Registration of participants, climate setting, networking.

Lawquery

8:30 – 9:00 am

Opening Speeches

Opening speeches by:

  1. Lawquery MD, Janet Katisya
  2. Sports CS

Lawquery

9:00 – 10:00 am

An overview of the Sports Regulatory Regime in Kenya

Highlighting the legal and policy instruments:

  • Treaties
  • Acts
  • Policies
  • Registration of sports organizations
  • Dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Dispute resolution bodies and their powers
  • Ministerial powers
  • Powers of the court

Sports Registrar

10:00 – 10:30 am

Tea break

10:30 – 11:00 am

Highlighting the Role and Mandate of the Anti Doping Agency of Kenya

  • History of ADAK formation/ justification
  • Composition
  • Mandate
  • Powers
  • Successes and challenges
  • Support required from stakeholders

ADAK

11:00 – 11:30 pm

National Sports Fund

  • History of formation
  • Composition
  • Justification
  • Formation
  • Powers, mandate
  • Support required from stakeholders

National Sports Fund

11:30 – 12:00 pm

Highlighting the Role of the Sports Disputes Tribunal

  • History of formation/ justification
  • Composition
  • Mandate
  • Powers
  • Successes and challenges
  • Support required from stakeholders

The Sports Disputes Tribunal

12:00 – 1:00 pm

PLENARY

Question & Answer Session

 

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Commercial Aspects of Sports Law: Navigating the Minefield of Sports Contracts

  • Contracts 101 – commons terms and conditions
  • Marketing, advertising, endorsements and sponsorships
  • Rights of player and employer
  • The place and role of sports agents

Lawquery

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Introduction of Panelists, Plenary and discussion

Moderator

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Way forward and Closing Remarks

Reading of Rapporteur’s Report

Closing remarks by Eva Odongo (Lawquery)

Lawquery

4:30 pm

Guests leave at their pleasure

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Cocktail

Key Note Address: Governance in Sports Federations

Speaker:

Nicholas Mwendwa Kithuku,

President, Football Kenya Federation

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

Discussion topic: Corporate Governance in Sports: Myth or Reality

Panel questions/ issues:

  1. The importance of corporate governance in Sports Management
  2. Positive gains in the management of sports in Kenya
  3. Proper management of finances: Advertising, sponsorships and marketing
  4. Examining the source of sports financing
  5. Contribution of media in the Corporate Governance Agenda for sports in Kenya

Proposed Panelists (subject to their acceptance/ confirmation):

  1. John Ohaga, Chairman, Sports Disputes Tribunal
  2. Rashid Echesa, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Sports and Heritage
  3. Nicholas Mwendwa Kithuku, President, Football Kenya Federation
  4. Sarah Ochwada, Sports and Entertainment Lawyer, Kikao Law
  5. Janet M. Ouko, CEC, Education, Youth, Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services, Nairobi County
  6. Nderitu Gikaria, Chairman, The Kenya National Sports Council
  7. Stephen Karinga, CEO, Kenya Academy of Sports
  8. Elias Makori, Sports Journalist
  9. The Chief Executive Officer, National Sports Fund

Proposed Moderator (subject to acceptance and confirmation):

  1. Carol Radull, Sports Presenter


PAYMENT OPTIONS

  1. Cheques payable to LAWQUERY LIMITED, indicate the Workshop - SPORTS AND THE LAW, August 2018 as well as the full names of the participants.
  2. Deposit to A/c No: 1004518558, Account name: LAWQUERY LIMITED, NIC BANK NYALl Branch and email a scanned copy of the deposit slip to [email protected]
  3. Mpesa deposit through paybill 488488, Account Number No: 1004518558, and text the mpesa message to 0722801991
  4. All payments should indicate the Seminar - SPORTS AND THE LAW, August 2018 as well as the full names of the participants.

Deadline for registration is 31st August 2018

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