The International Sport Lawyers Association (ISLA) is the worldwide association of sports lawyers seated in Zurich, Switzerland. After years of core activities within Europe, ISLA has continuously expanded its scope to become a truly international organization.
ISLA’s members specialize in a wide variety of legal fields. They offer their legal expertise in even the most specialized aspects of sports law with utmost commitment and professionalism. Therefore, they represent such a wide variety of interest groups. Due to the different legal systems, ISLA’s lawyers are in close contact with their colleagues in the respective country of litigation to ensure an optimum representation of their case. Currently, we are about 80 members from 25 countries from all continents.
AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK THAT WORKS!
ISLA has built up a close network of specialists who share and continuously update their expertise, thus creating synergies on a national and international level. Close international cooperation is imperative, since in our day and time, sport has become a universal, world-embracing network. This internationality and the resulting legal issues call for continuous research to keep abreast of new developments.
WHAT WE DO
We promote communication, cooperation, and exchange among our members. We conduct regular virtual meetings, our so-called Virtual Coffee Breaks, which take place each first Friday of the month. At these casual meetings we talk about current issues and cases. We see this open exchange as a great added value for all international sport lawyers. Long lasting members help youngsters by mentoring or giving advise where needed. We also organize one congress per year to educate, to discuss, to meet, and to cement our personal relations but also to have fun.
Our goal is to continue to expand and grow our network to gain even more perspectives for the further development of the organisation. We want ISLA to become the biggest and most important international network for sport lawyers around the world. Therefore, we want you – as an active member who supports and promotes the organisation and who profit from the expertise and network every day!
Virtual ISLA Congress 2022
The meeting is simply virtual!
October 1, 2021
Venue: No Venue
All you need is a laptop/computer with a camera and ZOOM!