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10 - Sport and the Metaverse
Episode 1030th April 2023 • The Sports Law Podcast • Blackstone Chambers
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Join Nick De Marco KC in a discussion on Sport and the Metaverse.

Join Blackstone Chambers’ Nick De Marco KC, and our esteemed guests, where they venture into the captivating realm of 'Sport and the Metaverse'. In this episode, they’ll unravel the legal complexities that arise from these pioneering technological advancements, providing invaluable insights into the intersection of sports and the digital world. This promises to be an enlightening discussion.

Our expert panel comprises:

  • Eitan Jankelewitz is an accomplished legal professional and the head of the Data department at Sheridans. With a focus on crypto, privacy, technology, and advertising, Eitan has established himself as a leading expert in these fields. Eitan's gained recognition early on when the Wall Street Journal featured him as 'Britain's Bitcoin Barrister' in 2014. His expertise in cryptocurrencies has been invaluable to clients seeking guidance in this rapidly evolving landscape. His areas of specialization include software licensing, supply of digital services, software as a service (SaaS), software development, online advertising, video games, cryptocurrency and blockchain, data protection, and e-privacy.
  • Tom Grogan is an accomplished professional leading the Blockchain Group at Mishcon de Reya and serving as the CEO of MDRxTech, the technology consultancy within the Mishcon de Reya Group. With a background as a lawyer specializing in emerging technologies, particularly in the realm of sports, Tom has evolved into a seasoned expert in designing and developing software and technology strategies for major enterprises. As CEO of MDRxTech, Tom spearheads the organization's technological initiatives, leveraging his deep understanding of a broad range of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), blockchain, and other distributed ledger technologies (DLTs).
  • James King serves as the General Counsel at the Professional Footballers Association (PFA). In this influential role, he tackles a diverse range of legal matters that impact professional football players, encompassing the breadth of legal issues within the football industry. With his wealth of experience and insight, James King contributes invaluable expertise to the PFA, ensuring the protection and representation of professional football players' legal rights and interests. Before joining the PFA, James held the position of Senior Legal Counsel for Football Operations at Arsenal FC and Employment Department and Sports Group at Mishcon de Reya.