GNLU’s International Certificate Course on European Union and Sport [Feb 15-17]: Apply by Jan 25

GNLU Centre for Sports and Entertainment Law’s International Certificate Course on European Union and Sport


15th – 17th February, 2016

About the Course

Sport is a global phenomenon and Sports Law is a developing discipline in many parts of the world, not least in the European Union (EU), which comprises 28 Member States with a population of 508 million.

Apart from the importance – at all levels – of sport in the EU, from a health and social point of view, sport is also big business, worth 3.7% of the combined GNP of the Member States.

In fact, where sport involves an economic activity, EU Law in general, including the internal single market rules and especially the freedom of movement of employees’ provisions, and EU Competition Law in particular, including restrictive agreements and abuse of dominant positions and their ‘extra-territorial’ effects.


As many major sporting events take place in Europe, the aim of this Course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to EU Sports Law and Practice for students and practitioners, who would like to know more about this important and evolving subject. The course will be interactive in style.


The course will be delivered in English through 13 hours of intensive lectures over a period of three days (4 – 4:30 hours per day).

Lecture Wise Distribution of Major Topics

Lecture 1 What is the European Union?

Lecture 2 Sport in the European Union

Lecture 3 The Paradigm shift in EU after the Bosman Case

Lecture 4 Impact of landmark cases on EU sports law

Lecture 5 Sale of sports TV rights in the EU

About the Resource Person

Prof. Dr. Ian Blackshaw

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, International Sports Lawyer, Academician and Author.

He holds a Master’s Degree in International Sports Law and also a Doctor of Laws Degree; he is a Visiting Professor at Cambridge, and is an Honorary Fellow of the International Sports Law Centre of the prestigious TMC Asser Institute in The Hague, The Netherlands.

He is also a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland and is also a member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Panels on ‘Domain Names’ and ‘Expert Determination’ in Geneva, Switzerland.

He is a regular speaker at conferences on the commercial and alternative dispute resolution aspects of Sports Law and IP all over the world and a prolific author of books, including his latest on ‘Sports Marketing Agreements; Legal, Fiscal and Practical Aspects’ published by the Asser Press, and contributor to the New Oxford Companion to Law and to several professional journals, including ‘The International Sports Law Journal’ and ‘Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports (Click HERE), of which he is Consulting Editor, and the BBC World Service and Five Live.

He is a popular speaker and presenter, well known for his interactive style and clarity of presentation.

Cost of the Course

All participants: 2000/- INR (Excluding lodging and boarding)

Who Should Apply?

We cordially invite all the law students and professionals passionate about sports and find the field of sports law interesting enough to make a career out of it. Sports enthusiasts from all the fields are most welcome.


January 25th, 2016

How to Apply

Step 1 : Registration form, click HERE.

Step 2 : Intimation of selected participants will be announced within 7 working days (Acknowledgement of Confirmation)

Step 3: Payment of Registration Fees (Demand Draft: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, and Payable at Ahmedabad)

Please take note that Fees will be submitted only after confirmation of Acknowledgement/Intimation of Selected Participants.

The mode of Payment will be Demand Draft drawn in favour of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Payable at Ahmedabad


Dr. Richa Sharma, Assistant Professor, Director, GNLU Center for Sports and Entertainment Law, Ph: 08128650866,

Ms. Neha Vyas, Teaching and Research Associate, Co- ordinator, GNLU Center for Sports and Entertainment Law,Ph: 08128650807,

For further details, click HERE.

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