Regulation of Global Sport

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Neighbouring so many global sport organisations and situated in the “Olympic Capital City”, the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration of the University of Lausanne proposes with partners from 2020, a new executive education certificate in the Regulation of Global sport.

In the 20th century sport has evolved from a passion for a few gentlemen to a global phenomenon involving millions of men and women as practitioners, spectators and/or consumers. In the 21st century sport is fully globalised and requires ever increasing amount of regulation that is both progressive and adaptable.

Domestic (hard) laws are to be considered alongside transnational sporting rules (soft laws). Challenges of global sport such as integrity, credibility and sustainability require the close cooperation of many stakeholders: national and international sports organisations, the local, national and international public sector, NGOs, and commercial entities (sponsors, broadcasters, network providers, event organisers). The ecosystem of global sport is more and more complex and requires a good understanding of its legal and geopolitical dimensions, as well as the multi-faceted challenges it faces.

This new certificate is organised around three consecutive modules, each under the responsibility of one of the schools of the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration of the University of Lausanne:

  • The ecosystem of global sport
  • Laws of global sport
  • Challenges in global sport

Each module is composed of six full days of teaching under the responsibility of a UNIL professor who can invite guest lecturers and lead group work activities. The teaching is in English. Participants are encouraged to study and present at the end of the course a case of global sport regulation in order to obtain the certificate of advanced studies attached to the course.


  • to know the different global sport stakeholders, their autonomy and their network governance, and the ecosystem in which they take part
  • to understand the global sporting regulations based on domestic, European and international (hard) laws, and/or transnational sporting rules (soft laws),
  • to reflect upon the possible evolution of global sport regulations thanks to the models and current issues presented in the course.

Teaching methods

Each teaching day will be devoted to a precise theme. Participants will be asked to make presentations during classes and to prepare for these course days by reading selected texts. Group work is also planned as a part of each teaching day.

Target audience

The programme is intended for participants who have a first university degree in a relevant field, or who manage (units of) global sport organisations and are faced with the challenges of global sport involving domestic (hard) laws and transnational sporting codes (soft laws). The CAS ReGS prepares its participants to become highly skilled experts and managers of global sport in multinational companies, international organisations, law firms, courts, NGOs and academia. A few seats are reserved for university graduates in career transition with relevant profiles and foreign participants who follow the Master in International Business Law.


Day Date Topic
Module 1
Day 1 06.02.20 The stakeholders of global sport
Day 2 07.02.20 The autonomy and governance of global sport
Day 3 20.02.20 The social responsibility of global sport
Day 4 21.02.20 The regulation of global pro sport
Day 5 05.03.20 The global anti-doping regime and actors
Day 6 06.03.20 Anti-doping regulation
Module 2
Day 7 12.03.20 (Swiss) association law and global sport
Day 8 13.03.20 European law, competition law and global sport
Day 9 02.04.20 Arbitration law and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
Day 10 03.04.20 Sports arbitration: practice and procedure of the CAS
Day 11 23.04.20 Sport contracts: employment and transfers of players
Day 12 24.04.20 Sport contracts: sponsoring/broadcasting/organising
Module 3
Day 13 07.05.20 Integrity and corruption in global sport
Day 14 08.05.20 Intelligence and investigation in global sport
Day 15 28.05.20 Criminal law and global sport
Day 16 29.05.20 Forensic analyses in global sport
Day 17 11.06.20 Human rights in global sport
Day 18 12.06.20 Taxation and data protection in global sport
Day 19 26.06.20 Oral presentation of a regulation of global sport case proposed by the scientific committee


Module 1 | The ecosystem of global sport by Prof J.-L. Chappelet and Prof. Emmanuel Bayle

Dr. Despina Mavromati, UNIL-ED
Prof. Fabien Ohl, UNIL-ISSUL
Prof. Martial Saugy, UNIL-ISSUL
Dr. Marjolaine Viret, UNIL

Module 2 | Laws of global sport by Prof. Andrea Bonomi

Prof. Damiano Canapa, UNIL-ED
Prof. Eva Lein, UNIL-ED
Prof. Francesco Maiani, UNIL-ED
Dr. Despina Mavromati, UNIL-ED
Prof. Edgar Philippin, UNIL-ED

Module 3 | Challenges in global sport by Prof. Stefano Caneppele

Prof. Véronique Boillet, UNIL-ED
Prof. Christophe Champod, UNIL-ESC
Prof. Robert Danon, UNIL-ED
Prof. Sylvain Metille, UNIL-ED
Prof. Laurent Moreillon, UNIL-ED
Prof. Sophie Weerts, UNIL-IDHEAP

Academics from other universities than the University of Lausanne will intervene


The participants who have successfully completed the three modules of the CAS ReGS and an oral presentation of a case of regulation of global sport in front of the Scientific Committee receive a CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) worth 15 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) which can be capitalised in other higher education programmes in Europe. Each module is worth 5 ECTS and can be followed by participants of the Master (LL M) in International Business Law offered by the University of Lausanne (see www.unil/llm option Global sport) For any further question, please refer to the LL M Team and contact Professor Andrea Bonomi (

Practical information

Scientific Committee

Prof. Emmanuel Bayle, Prof. Andrea Bonomi, Prof. Stefano Caneppele & Prof. Jean-Loup Chappelet.

Place, date & time

From February 6th to June 26th, 2020. From 9:15 to 16:15 in IDHEAP bdg.

Practical information


Admission requirements

Admission are ruled by the scientific committee on a first come first served basis for qualified applicants with those conditions : English


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The fee for each participant is CHF 6’500.- to be paid at least one month before the start of the course (7th January 2020). If a cancellation is announced after this date, 30% of the course fee is to be paid.

A discount of 5%, up to a maximum of CHF 500 per course, is available to any IDHEAP alumni-holding an MPA, DAS or CEMAP, an IDHEAP PhD or a Master’s in PMP-who wish to follow a CAS course or a Seminar for Specialists and Executives organised by IDHEAP. This reduction does not apply to participants in the DAS who subsequently wish to follow the MPA course.

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