FAIR PLAY AND SPORTS LAW

5 years single cycle degree in LAW (Ord. 2017)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: JACOPO TOGNON

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: • none
Examination methods: oral exam
Course unit contents: • The course will consist of 24 2-hour classes –seminars included.
It will cover the following four modules:

1) EU Sports Law
Legal analysis of the leading cases of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the free movement of sport workers and study of the Bosman case; competition law in the sport sector; State aid; antitrust and television rights.

2) Law related to the Olympics Games
Assessment of the Olympic Games host city application and election procedures, further to functions, purposes and members election mechanism of the main IOC Commissions according to the Olympic Charter. Ethics and Fair Play, Olympics boycott and the Olympic Truce.
3) The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and its relevant jurisprudence
In depth study of the arbitration court that since 1984 has been dealing with disputes resolution on sports law matters. How the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) works and its roles. Procedural Rules. Ordinary, appeal and mediation arbitration procedures. Applicable law. Analysis of the Sports-related Arbitration and Mediation Rules Code. Ad hoc Division and the Olympic Games. Research and analysis of case law. Judicial Recourse to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.
4) Football Law
In depth examination of the main bodies of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Dispute Resolution Chamber: governance and aims. Main rules of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP). In particular art. 17 on the consequences of terminating a contract without just cause and art. 19 on the international transfers of minors. Jurisprudence and CAS case law.