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Streaming now, the latest episode of Blackstone Chambers' The Sports Law Podcast with host, Nick De Marco KC, on the captivating world of Sports and the Metaverse, exploring the profound impact of these cutting-edge technological innovations on the sports industry.

Join the discussion as Nick De Marco KC delves into the relevant legal issues that emerge in this space, shedding light on common challenges, and providing insights on what to anticipate in the future and how to embark on a career in this exciting field.

Our expert panel comprises:

  • 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.
  • 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 eprivacy.

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