Sports Law – Latest Developments in the Gulf Region


from February 12 to February 13, 2023

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  • 2023-02-12 08:30:00 2023-02-13 18:00:00 Europe/London Sports Law – Latest Developments in the Gulf Region KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT UIA
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Seminar presented by the UIA in collaboration with the Kuwait Bar Association

Sports, especially football: interesting topic, but why?

Sports relates to and reflects on the business, politics, economy, and laws. Considering the new international laws and legislations in FIFA and the International Olympic Committee, and in means of keeping up with the developments, especially with the mandatory provisions and clauses, moreover in the region and specially in Kuwait new entities were established such as: the National Sports Arbitration Tribunal in 2017, the Kuwait’s Anti-doping Agency in 2018, and the emerge of Binding professional sports contracts.

All these issues will be shed light on in a comparative study regionally and internationally in this seminar.

Mark your diaries now, save the date and make sure to register!
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Kuwait City!

All the information relative to our seminars is available on our Website www.uianet.org 
The registration programme will be available soon. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Organising Committee

  • Organising Committee

    Jumanah A. BEHBEHANI Counsellor to the UIA President, Jumanah Behbehani, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Robert J. CALDWELL President of the UIA Sports Law commission, MMA GLOBAL GROUP, INC., Miami, FL, USA
    Adnan Mahmoud HASAN Vice President of Kuwait Bar Association, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Abdulrahman AL TAHOUS ALOTAIBI President of the UIA Kuwaiti National Committee, Mashora Advocates and Legal Consultants, Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Ali AL JABAL Counsellor to the UIA President, Deputy Director - Protection of Lawyers - UIA-IROL, Al Jabal Consultancy W.L.L., Manama, Bahrain


  • Kuwait Society of Lawyers




Bnaid Algar, Block 3, Alsoor Street
Lawyers Building
Kuwait City, Kuwait
T + 965 99 86 92 70 – 99 90 85 57



  • On or before January 12 € 395
  • From January 13 € 445


  • On or before January 12 € 345
  • From January 13 € 395


  • On or before January 12 € 445
  • From January 13 € 495


  • On or before January 12 € 395
  • From January 13 € 445

€ 100 / KWD 35

* Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee

Fees include:
• Attendance at all working sessions
• Seminar documentation
• Coffee breaks on Febr. 12 & 13
• Dinners on Febr. 12 & 13

Please note that the number of places at the seminar is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications.

In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed during the seminar, your registration form must be received by February 1 at the latest. An updated electronic list will be sent by email to all the participants after the seminar.


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be used to obtain “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.


The working language will be English and Arabic with a simultaneous translation.


All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than January 12, 2023. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

For any cancellation of onsite participation after January 12, 2023, a credit voucher or a full refund of the registration fees* will be offered in the following cases:

• if you test positive for Covid-19 less than 14 days before the Seminar (a medical certificate or a proof of positive test result will be required);
• border shutdown by the Kuwait government or by your country’s government;
• if country where you live is under lockdown.

For any other reason, the standard cancellation policy will apply.
(*) If you wish, part of the amount paid for the seminar can be carried forward to another UIA event or refunded.

Should the onsite seminar be cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns, participants will be able to request a credit voucher or a full refund of their registration fees.

If a virtual alternative is offered, part of the amount paid for the onsite seminar can be used for the virtual seminar. The remaining amount can be carried forward to another UIA event or refunded.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than January 12, 2023 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than January 12, 2023.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the seminar. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal. 
If your visa is issued after the seminar date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.


All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar to a later date, change the seminar venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the seminar programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the seminar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons for the same.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.
The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancellation insurance.

Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the seminar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the seminar because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement.

“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the seminar, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, such will be the case in the event of a strike affecting the means of transport, hotel staff, air traffic controllers, an insurrection, a riot or any prohibition whatsoever decreed by governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.

The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the seminar that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet consolidated on the day the seminar starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).


The personal data that you communicate to us shall be processed by the International Association of Lawyers (UIA – Union Internationale des Avocats), with its registered office at 9 rue du Quatre-Septembre, 75002 Paris (Tel: +33 1 44 88 55 66 - Fax: +33 1 44 88 55 77 - privacy@uianet.org), in accordance with Act No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 relating to data, files and freedoms and Regulation No. 2016/679 on data protection, as of its entry into force on May 25, 2018. Your data will be managed by UIA's General Services, Events and Accounts Section:
• For the purpose of administering your registration for the event and your on-site access to the event;
• In order to pay for the selected services - your bank details will be deleted after receipt of your payment;
• In order to communicate information messages from UIA.
To the extent necessary for the execution of their respective tasks, our subcontractors in charge of our seminar organisation, our IT infrastructure, our management, the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, are likely to gain access to your data from time to time. Their servers are located in the European Union.
Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years. We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.
You may object to any processing of your data undertaken by us for the purposes of our legitimate interests. If you wish for more information, or to lodge a complaint, please contact CNIL (French Data Protection Authority).


Each participant should make his/her own arrangements for hotel accommodation in Kuweit City.
The Kuwait Bar Associtaion is located Bnaid Algar, Block 3, Alsoor Street, Lawyers Building, Kuwait City. A few hotel suggestions nearby are:

  • Adam’s Hotelat 900 m from the Seminar venue - 64 St, Koweït City
  • Four Points by Sheraton - at 4.8 km from the Seminar venue- Fahd Al Salem Street Kuwait City
  • St Regis Hotel - at 4.8 km from the Seminar venue - 9Fahd Al Salem Street Kuwait City, Soor St, Kuwait City

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