Joint Working Sessions of commissions – Commercial Fraud, International Business Law (IBLC) and Sports Law

“Business, sports and fraud: compliance and risk management.”


General reporter: Thomas Ricard, Laura Manz

The IBLC, Commercial Fraud and Sports Law Commissions’ joint session focuses on several issues related to good governance in sports and on sensitive topics such as compliance and criminal risk. The increasing influence of sports organizations has led to a great need for legislation and enforcement. Corporate governance of sports organizations has become a key issue over the past years, their increasing influence has led to a great need for legislation and enforcement. In connection to this, bribery scandals have stressed the necessity of a good understanding of the issues at stake. Furthermore, rules governing online-gambling and the protection of whistle-blowers also need to be reassessed in view of the recent developments. This Working Session is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

General Reporters: 

Thomas Ricard, J.P. Karsenty & Associés, France
Laura Manz, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland


Christine Dempe, Brödermann Jahn Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft GmbH, Germany
Thomas Wehrli, Pachmann Rechtsanwälte AG, Switzerland
James Le Gallais, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP, United Kingdom
Michael Reinhart, Roxin LLP, Germany
Grégoire Mangeat, Mangeat Attorneys at Law LCC, Switzerland
François Carrard, Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland
Stéphane de Navacelle, Navacelle, France
Markus Vetter, MV Rechtsanwalt, Austria
Marcos Carrilho Rosa Silva, Carrilho Rosa, Law Firm Brazil
Jan Rolinski, WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr Poland
Mark Beardsworth, Brown Rudnick, United Kingdom

Session Documents

General Report

National reports: