Stakeholders’ Roundtable on Sports Business and Dispute Resolution

A Stakeholders’ Roundtable on Sports Business and Dispute Resolution will be held on Tuesday, 19th March 2019. This roundtable is a collaborative effort between Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre and the following organisations: the Lagos State Sports Commission, Akinwunmi and Busari, Andi Daze Legal, SuperSport, 7Up Bottling Company Plc, Aiteo and Connect Marketing.

Event Details
Modern sports industry is defined by a combination of commercial relationships designed to ensure sporting success as well as secure investments of interested stakeholders. These pivotal contractual relationships provide the commercial framework of the industry but are sometimes the subject of dispute. The sports industry stakeholders’ roundtable discussion is designed to make industry-specific alternative dispute resolution platforms directly accessible to sports bodies and active stakeholders towards strengthening legal frameworks and facilitating commercial growth in the sports industry.

Venue: The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Commerce House, 1, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Time: 10:00am

Highlights of the discussion will include:
• Enlightening stakeholders on key sporting principles
• In-dept review of various international sports dispute resolution structures
• Review of global best practice for resolving disputes arising from business transactions
related to sponsorship, merchandising, broadcasting and media deals
• Direction on the future of sports industry dispute resolution in Nigeria
• Proposals for internal legal framework for sports associations
• Provision of sample dispute resolution clauses for contracts and bye-laws; and
• Solicit firm commitment from stakeholders towards implementation of the clauses

Moderators
Fred Edoreh – President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Lagos State
Ololade Adewuyi – Chief Strategist, CampsBay Sport Media
Andi Daze – Managing Partner, Andi Daze Legal
Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya – Head of Sports Practice, Olisa Agbakoba Legal

Speakers
Seyi Akinwunmi – Vice President, Nigeria Football Federation
Chijioke Okoli, SAN – Founding Partner and Chief Counsel, Delphi Law Advisory
Uthman Mustapha, SAN – President, CAF Board of Appeal
Dr. Kweku Tandoh – Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission
Ibrahim Shehu Gasau – President, The Athletics Federation of Nigeria
Shehu Dikko – Chairman, League Management Company
Enitan Oshodi – Chairman, International Table Tennis Federation (Nominations Committee)
Felix Awogu – General Manager, SuperSport West Africa
Tunji Brown – Owu Sportswear
Nkechi Obi – Chairperson, Sports Industry Thematic Group of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group
Tijani Babangida – President, National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers
Sheriff Olaniyan – Chief Executive Officer, Surebet247

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