Daniel Saoul KC and Jeffrey Benz to speak at BASL Debate

Bird & Bird,
New Fetter Lane,

21st November 2023
6pm - 7:15pm BST

4 New Square’s Daniel Saoul KC and Associate, Jeffrey Benz, will be debating at the British Association of Sports Law (BASL) debate on Tuesday 21st November 2023.

The annual BASL debate provides a unique opportunity to hear from leading figures in sports law on important legal topics. This year’s proposition is “Should Government be involved in the governance of sport?

Dan and Jeff will join a panel of experts including Karen Moorhouse, International Tennis Integrity Agency, Tim Naylor, British Horseracing Authority, and Louise Reilly, Barrister and Chair of the Biathlon Integrity Unit.

Dan acts for sporting governing bodies, athletes, clubs and other entities in the full range of sports related matters, including relating to selection, doping, funding, governance, media concerns, disciplinary issues, sponsorship contracts, broadcasting deals and other commercial matters.

He is instructed in a wide range of sport-related disputes and also takes instructions in non-contentious matters, such as constitutional or transactional advice and drafting. He has appeared before domestic and international tribunals at all levels, including the National Anti-Doping Appeal Panel and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

He also sits as arbitrator in sports matters, and is a member of Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators. Click here to read more about Dan’s work in this field.

Jeff’s UK, and European, practice is devoted primarily to acting as mediator and arbitrator. Jeff has a strong background in the law governing disputes and transactions in entertainment, sports, technology, and insurance.

As a former General Counsel of the United States Olympic Committee, and former athlete, his sports credentials are without comparison — he has acted as a neutral or counsel in a wide variety of sports, including, among others, hockey, gymnastics, speedskating, figure skating, football and soccer, rugby, track and field, equestrian, table tennis, triathlon, wrestling, tennis, taekwondo, boxing, cycling, sailing, and complex disputes and transactions involving sponsorships, licensing, and live events. Click here to read more about Jeff’s work in this field.

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Daniel Saoul KC

Call: 2008 Silk: 2019

Jeffrey Benz, FCIArb

Call: US 1994, UK 2018



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