The sports market has grown rapidly in the Middle East and Africa and is considered the second largest sports market in the world. The Middle East is considered the prime emerging sports market and continues to grow and offer scope for development. The course will dive deeper into topics including issues such as the LIV Golf Tour, The World Cup, FIFA’s reform of the transfer system and corruption/match fixing in sport as well as reminiscences from significant cases in Jim’s 30 years handling sports law disputes. It will also show how the legal principles used in these cases can be used in other legal disciplines.
Jim Sturman KC, Barrister at 2 Bedford Row
Jim Sturman KC has been a barrister for 40 years, and a KC for 21 of those years. He specialises in sports law, crime, fraud, sanctions, cross-border investigations and health and safety cases. In his sports law practice, he has acted for Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Newcastle United FC and a number of other Premier League Clubs as well as a host of players who are household names. As well as football he has advised in all major sports - including equine sports - on regulatory, doping and integrity matters. He has acted in cases before CAS and advised and appeared in cases all over the world, including the UAE, Qatar, Iran, Russia, Switzerland and across the European Union, Africa, the USA, the Caribbean, Uruguay, Argentina, Hong Kong and Korea.
Further details can be found at: https://www.2bedfordrow.co.uk/barrister/jim-sturman-kc