16th World IASL Congress message

Jul 12 2010 | 1:25 PM

Athens, 12 July 2010

Dear IASL Members,
Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is now an accepted fact that sports law is one of the most dynamic fields of law, especially when it comes to the everyday legal praxis, as well as regarding its academic aspect.

As a relatively new academic discipline, based on developments in the field of professional sport and the advancing commercialization of the field, it would appear that sports law is constantly expanding its scope and penetrating further into the extensive field of what we call “financial law”.

However, in the field of theory there’s still an open subject for discussion: the relationship between the autonomous system of Lex Sportiva rules and traditional legal orders and the resolution of problems which arise where several rules of law of different legal orders may apply to the same facts of a case. The resolution of those problems is proved to be of vital importance for the further development of sports law as a branch of knowledge and scientific discipline. 

That is why the issues set within the special subject of the forthcoming Congress of the International Association of Sports Law that will take place in Seoul, Korea, in 25-27 November 2010, namely “International Sports Law: Lex Sportiva”, are of fundamental importance for the discipline of sports law. These issues form the essence of sports law and provide us the opportunity to discuss upon the existence and extent of application of the international sports law, as well as upon issues of conflicts that rise from the claim of application of the traditional legal orders in the field of sport.

You are most welcome to participate in the 16th annual Congress of the International Association of Sports Law, which is going to be organized in Korea by Dongguk University and Korean Association &and Entertainment Law (KASEL).

I am looking forward to seeing you all in Seoul.

The President of IASL

Dimitrios P. Panagiotopoulos
Associate Professor of the University of Athens,
Advocate, Attorney-at-law

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