General Counsel & Director of Legal Affairs at the AFC – Benoit Pasquier Among ISC 2020 Speakers

The International Sports Convention (ISC) is pleased to announce Benoit Pasquier as a speaker for the 2020 edition taking place on June 17-18, 2020 at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Benoit is the General Counsel & Director of Legal Affairs at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Before starting his career in sports law, Benoit Pasquier worked as a legal counsel for the Swiss global financial services company UBS AG in Zurich. And in 2010 he received his Master’s Degree in International Sports Law from the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE) in Madrid, Spain in order to fully concentrate on a career in international sports. He then joined the law firm Bicharra & Motta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that specializes in sports law, where he was able to focus on the drafting of football transfer agreements, legal consultation in disciplinary and doping issues and in dispute resolution and arbitration particularly before the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland.

In 2011 Benoit returned to Switzerland to join the Legal Affairs department of the governing body of football, FIFA in Zurich. He was appointed Deputy Secretary to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and Ethics Committee where he was tasked with the management of disciplinary and ethics cases emanating from football associations. He was also assigned with the on-site management of disciplinary and doping cases during international FIFA tournaments.
Benoit became the General Counsel & Director of Legal Affairs Director of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), based in Kuala Lumpur in 2015, where he oversees an in-house team of lawyers providing legal counsel and support to the organization in commercial and corporate law as well as disciplinary and regulatory matters in addition to doping and good governance encompassing its 47 member associations.

Benoit will be speaking on the Sports Integrity conference which is now a dedicated two-day track at The International Sports Convention – London 2020.

The focus of ISC London 2020 is on the Business of Sport with around 1500 participants, including approximately 150 speakers with 7 sports business conferences, 3 masterclasses running over the 2 days, plus private roundtables and a range of hospitality and networking platforms. The main days are June 17-18, 2020. This includes comprehensive content and speakers from the Broadcast, Digital, OTT, Brands, Sponsorship, Integrity, Major events, and Technology. There will be 5 main stages each day.

Further information

The International Sports Convention has been hosted in Geneva and Amsterdam for the last 10 years and will move to London for the first time with an exciting sports business concept for the entire global industry. The venue is the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The International Sports Convention is the meeting place for The Global Sports Business Industry and will be the largest global gathering in the first half of 2020.

The 7 Sports Conferences are:

  • OTT in Sports
  • Sports Digital
  • Digital Disruption in Football
  • Sports Sponsorship
  • Brands in Sport
  • Sports Integrity
  • Sports Events

The 3 Masterclasses are:

  • Broadcast Innovation
  • Brand Licensing
  • Digital Disruption in Sport

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