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Date:
06 March 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: The Boardroom, Room 117, First Floor, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW – View map
Sheridans eSports

This Demystifying eSports seminar is organised in conjunction with leading media law firm Sheridans.

Sheridans have a bespoke eSports team, and will be providing a panel of experts to explain and unpack issues relating to this exciting and emerging area.

The seminar is open to all and will be followed by a light reception, provided courtesy of Westminster Law School.

Register for a free ticket via Eventbrite.

This event will be streamed live via this link and subsequently available online via the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture website. Please tweet about the event using #MNEsports.

Speakers

We have a fantastic panel for this event, including:

  • Daniel Geey

Daniel is Partner in the Sport Group at Sheridans. Daniel’s practice focuses on helping clients in the sports sector, including rights holders, leagues, governing bodies, clubs, agencies, athletes, sports technology companies, broadcasters and financial institutions. He recently accepted an offer to become an Associate Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Law, Society and Popular Culture at Westminster Law School.

  • Jonny Madill

Jonny is an Associate in the Sport Group at Sheridans. Jonny advises on commercial, technology, digital, regulatory, governance, disciplinary and dispute resolution matters within the sports sector and assists both domestic and international sports clients, including governing bodies, clubs, agents, rights holders, sports tech companies and individual athletes.

  • Malph Minns

Malph is the Managing Director of Strive Sponsorship, a founding partner of growth accelerator Volando Global and a Partner in global community The Hoxby Collective. He has over 17 years' international sport and entertainment sponsorship experience having worked on brand, rights holder and agency sides. He has worked with global businesses like Guinness, British Airways, Barclays, Sky, 21st Century Fox, Jaguar, Gatorade and Oakley.

  • Chris Paget

Chris acts for a broad range of clients within the sport and entertainment sectors. He advises clients on a range of commercial, technology and regulatory issues related to the sports, esports, music and general entertainment industries.

  • Carleigh Morgan

Carleigh Morgan is a former Fulbright scholar and current PhD candidate at King’s College, London. Her dissertation focusses on the labour of the professional gamer, though her interests in esports extends beyond academic considerations. She currently works as a research assistant at the Centre for Digital Culture and is an active speaker at conferences spanning STEM and the Arts and Humanities.  As Academic Advisor for the British Esports Association and an Ambassador for Women in Gaming, she is fortunate to work with some of the best and brightest minds in the UK gaming sector to advise on policy, education and diversity initiatives.

  • Andrew Nixon

Andrew is Partner in the Sport Group at Sheridans. Andrew’s clients include international and domestic governing bodies, rights holders, sports data companies, teams, agencies, sponsors, esports brands and individual athletes.

  • Guy Osborn

Guy is Professor of Law at Westminster Law School and Director of the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture.

  • Jon Tilbury

Jon is Strategy Manager at GAME Digital PLC and formerly Strategy Manager and Esports Manager at Multiplay.

  • Josh Williams

Josh Williams founded The NUEL in 2010, the UK’s inter-university esports tournament, which has grown into one of the largest participation esports leagues in the country. Josh is also an Advisory Board member for the British Esports Association, the UK’s national body dedicated to developing grassroot esports in the UK.

 

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