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09:00 am / 09:30 am Greetings / Presentation of the Observatory 


10:00 am – 13:30 pm Table I

THE MACOLIN CONVENTIONRobert DINGLI  (MALTA) – Attorney at Law, Expert of the Macolin Convention for the Council of Europe

MATCH FIXING. The most important cases and decisions in International Level  – Alkis PAPANTONTIOU, Attorney at Law, Doctor of Law- Sports Law, Researcher Partner at the Hellenic Center of Research on Sports Law. Legal Consultant in Panathinaikos FC. Head of EU Football Teams Department of the  Observatory for the Macolin Convention and the fight against Match-Fixing

Corruption, Illegal Betting and Match-Fixing - Penny KONITSIOTI, Attorney at Law, MSc, Head of International Affairs of the  Observatory for the Macolin Convention and the fight against match-fixing.

Match-Fixing in the European Union - Katerina GKONTA, Attorney at Law - Marketing Coordinator of Cyprus Football Association.

Evidential Difficulties in Match - Fixing Games for Betting Reasons Virginia SAKELLAROPOULOU

Director of Public Prosecution of the Court of Appeals for Match - Fixing  

Turkish Justice and Match-FixingVeli  OZDEK, Hige Member of the Supreme Court of Turkey, Responsible for Match-Fixing in Turkey

 Match-FIxing in Turkey – Emin  ÖZKURT – Attorney at Law - Cas Arbitrator Qatar Sports Arbitration Tribunal (Qsat). – Turkish ESport Federation 

How Lebanon is dealing with Match-Fixing and IP(contracts) Rany SADER, Attorney at Law, IPR Expert, RANY SADER LAW FIRM est 1863 LEBANON

Productive cooperation with the competent authorities Leonidas FARMAKIS, Head of Security and Risk Management OPAP SA

Financial facets of corruption in SportsArgyro Elisavet MANOLI   Academic, Loughborough University - Independent Director Commercial and Marketing, British Handball Association


BREAK 13:30μμ -  14:30μμ

Table II 15:00pm – 17:00pm

The use of betting evidence and suspicious betting alerts to prove and combat match-fixing - Sofia SPANIDOU

Attorney at Law, Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB), a Master’s Degree in Public International Law (LLM) and an LLM in International Sports Law. Head of Subject Development Division of the  Observatory for the Macolin Convention

and the fight against Match Fixing

The offence of corruption and bribery to alter the outcome of a fight in the theory and jurisprudence of the Greek courts - Diamantis D. BASARAS, Attorney at Law - MSc Criminal Law, Faculty of Law - Athens University, MSc Applied Economics and Finance & Tax Law, Athens University of Economics and Business

Sports corruption and match-fixing: Preventing strategies - Konstantinos KONSTANTINIDIS, Sports Management Expert Scientific Expert at the Observatory for the Macolin Convention and the fight against Match Fixing

Impact of match-fixing on the legal relationships of the legal person with third parties and its consequences to the legal person itself Eirini KALLIGEROU, Attorney at Law 

Television Rights and how they are affected by a fixed game - Vaggelis PATSIANTOS, Attorney at Law - Legal Consultant of NOVA

Trademarks, the commercial value of a club, of an athlete and how these are affected by match-fixing - 


Match - Fixing and  Personal Branding Afroditi KRAVARI, Communicator, MSC in Digital System MA in Communication & Journalism, University of Cyprus


17:30pm – 18:30 pm Round Table – Questions – Conclusions 



“Macolin Convention. IP, Sports and Commerce.

How match-fixing impacts the Sports Industry and  Intellectual Property Rights”

Ed.1/2020 ATHENS, April 4th, 2020

Eugenides Foundation, L. Syggrou 387, P. Faliro 17564

With the kind Support of ISDE - Law Business School, EANDA, ΕΑΝΔΙΘ, 


Following the announcement by the Greek Government regarding COVID-19,  the organizing committee of the Observatory for the Macolin Convention and the Fight against Match-Fixing has decided to postpone the congress.

We regret any inconvenience caused.

However, the safety of all of you has the utmost priority for us.

We will update you very shortly for the new date

Thank you.