The Legal Landscape of Full-Contact Professional Sports: Impacts of Developments in the Study of Brain Injuries and the Emergence of Mixed Martial Arts

Mar. 25, 2014
Toronto ON


The Legal Landscape of Full-Contact Professional Sports:
Impacts of Developments in the Study of Brain Injuries and the Emergence of Mixed Martial Arts
Entertainment, Media & Communications | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mixed Martial Arts (“MMA”) is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.  It is also one of the most highly regulated.  Increased media exposure has brought with it increased attention to the medical, safety, regulatory and legal issues that exist in this and other full-contact professional sports, including the NHL and NFL.  Gain an essential understanding of the key legal issues, including:

  • The regulatory structure for combat sports and how it differs from other sports
  • Analyzing the safety of MMA and other full-contact sports
  • How existing and ongoing medical studies on early detection, treatment and prevention of brain injuries are influencing the legal issues at play
  • Implications of the recent amendments to the Criminal Code of Canada  for combative sports
  • Other fundamental legal issues involved in professional sports

Join our expert panel of sports lawyers in a “Town-Hall” style forum to learn about this exciting area of sports law.


PROGRAM CHAIR

Layth Gafoor, Lucentem Sports & Entertainment Law PC

SPEAKERS

David Goldstein, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Michael Mersch,
Senior Vice-President of Athlete Relations, Business and Legal Affairs for Zuffa LLC dba, Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Tom Wright, Managing Director UFC Canada, Australia, New Zealand Zuffa Canada Productions ULC; Former Commissioner Canadian Football League


Program Details

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Agenda: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Registration & Cash Bar
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Buffet Dinner
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Program followed by Q & A period
Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor | Toronto, ON | M5C 2B8

Sponsored by:

Sports Lawyers Association

 

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    Non-Member: $110*
    *plus applicable taxes

 

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