THE CHALLENGES OF COMPLIANCE IN SPORT THIS THURSDAY IN THE ISC WEBINAR
The Head of Compliance and Internal Control at La Liga, Esperanza Bernal-Quirós, and the lawyer Ángel Chavarría will discuss the Challenges of Compliance in sport at the next ISDE Webinar, the digital meeting promoted by the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) to be held this Thursday (20:00) as part of the activities of the ISDE Sports Convention (ISC).
Under the title ‘Challenges of Compliance in the sports environment’, the talk will be moderated by Alberto Palomar, Partner at Broseta Lawyers; Administrative Judge; Director of the International Research Centre of ISDE; and professor of the International Master’s in Law and Sports Management ISDE-KPMG, IUSPORT and Unidad Editorial; and the Master’s in Law and Sports Management ISDE-Club Estudiantes.
Since her hiring as Head of Compliance and Internal Control at LaLiga in May 2015, Esperanza Bernal-Quirós, a Law graduate from the Universidad San Pablo CEU, has promoted the Regulatory Compliance Body of the Clubs’ Employers’ Association and the Compliance and Internal Control area responsible for the implementation and supervision of the Compliance Management System, the Internal Control model, Data Protection – with the figure of the Data Protection Delegate -, and the Information Security Office.
Previously, Bernal-Quirós was a Senior Associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Department of PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax & Legal Services SL (PwC), which she joined in 2005. She has extensive experience in the field of procedural law and since 2011 she has been advising companies from a wide range of sectors on the implementation of crime prevention models, following the reforms of the Criminal Code in 2010 and 2015 on the criminal liability of legal persons. Between 2014 and 2015, she completed the IE Advanced Compliance Course and has been a speaker at conferences, seminars, courses and master’s degrees both in Spain and abroad.
Ángel Chavarría, a lawyer at Senn Ferrero Sport & Entertainment, has 25 years of professional experience and a multidisciplinary vision of civil, labour, administrative and criminal law. He has a law degree from the Universidad Complutense Madrid, a Master’s degree in sports law from the Universidad Europea-Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid and training in auditing, compliance, social security and labour law.
He worked at Rivero & Gustafson Abogados from 1995 to 2003, working as an associate responsible for the Civil-bankruptcy Litigation Department, eventually creating the New Technologies Department. He was a founding partner of AS Law International Business (2004-2017) until joining DA Lawyers, where he has been partner in charge of Sport Law & Compliance from 2017 to 2020. Last February he joined Senn Ferrero.
This is the seventh ISDE Webinar during the state of health emergency decreed by the COVID-19 pandemic, within the ISC, the congress on law and the sports industry organised by ISDE, in collaboration with LaLiga, the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and the Madrid Bar Association.
In the previous sessions various experts have appeared,such as: the Brazilian lawyer Daniel Cravo, expert in sports law at ISDE and member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Football Lawyers (AIAF); the Director of the Women’s Football Area of LaLiga, Pedro Malabia; and the Brazilian lawyer and ISDE professor Marcos Motta, who reflected on the challenges facing the transfer system and football agents in the face of the health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus.
Also in previous sessions, the Heads of eSports at Movistar, Ander Pérez and Guillermo Mañas, spoke about a social phenomenon, eSports, which has an audience in the millions. The Directors of As.com and Marca.com, Luis Nieto and Emilio Contreras, and the Assistant Director of the legal portal Iusport, Irene Aguiar, addressed the challenges and the near future facing sports journalism in the post-coronavirus era, and the lawyer Juan de Dios Crespo spoke about sports arbitration in times of COVID-19 and the legal consequences caused by the postponement or cancellation of major sporting events.