Invitation-Only Book Launch "Match-Fixing in Sports: Comparative Studies from Australia, Japan, Korea and Beyond" co-edited by Stacey Steele and Hayden Opie, launched by Malcolm Speed AO
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Join us for an invitation-only seminar to launch Match-Fixing in Sport: Comparative Studies from Australia, Japan, Korea and Beyond, edited by Stacey Steele and Hayden Opie. This new book in the field of comparative sports law focuses on match-fixing in three prominent Asian sporting countries. The book will be launched by Mr Malcolm Speed AO, Executive Director COMPPS. This event will also celebrate the significant contribution of Mr Hayden Opie to the development and teaching of sports law in Australia, and the recent award of the Order of Australia.
Stacey Steele, Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School (Moderator)
Jack Anderson, Professor, Melbourne Law School
Caroline Carnegie, Partner, K&L Gates and Melbourne Victory Board Member
Brett Hereward, AML Compliance Manager, Betfair Australia
Tal Karp, Co-founder and Director, Sixfold Consulting Group
Match-fixing represents a greater potential threat to the integrity of sport than doping. It has been linked to organised crime, illegal drugs and money-laundering. Law enforcement and sporting authorities are struggling to establish legal and regulatory responses to this emerging threat, particularly in light of cross-border internet gambling.
This book examines match-fixing and the legal responses to it in three key Asian sporting nations: Australia, Japan and Korea. It explores the significance of legal, regulatory and cultural differences, and draws lessons in terms of best practice and enforcement for legal and sporting authorities around the world. Including key insights from players, the betting industry, law enforcement and prosecution authorities, it discusses the strengths and weakness of current anti-corruption strategies in the three jurisdictions.
"Match-Fixing in Sport: Comparative Studies from Australia, Japan, Korea and Beyond" offers important insights for all students and scholars with an interest in sport studies, law, criminology and Asian studies.
Mr Malcolm Speed, Director
Mr Malcolm Speed
Victorian Major Events Company, Golf Australia, Richmond Football Club
Malcolm Speed AO is a former CEO of the International Cricket Council. Before he entered the world of cricket, he was a barrister in Melbourne and a senior administrator of the Australian national Basketball League, and was inducted into the NBL Hall of Fame in 2000. In 1997, he was appointed as Chief Executive of Cricket Australia, and in 2001 he was appointed as Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council, a position he held up to 2008. He now works as a consultant, company director and university lecturer. One of his roles is as Executive Director of the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports (COMPPS) which consists of Australian Football League, Australia Rugby Union, Cricket Australia, Football Federation Australia, National Rugby League, Netball Australia and Tennis Australia. He is a Life Member of ANSZLA and was the third recipient of ANZSLA's Outstanding Service to Sport Award in 2008. He is widely regarded as one of Australia's leading sports administrators. He is also a Director of Victorian Major Events Company, Golf Australia and Richmond Football Club. He lectures in Sports Law at Melbourne University and Sports Administration at Deakin University.
Hayden Opie, Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
Melbourne Law School
Hayden Opie had the insight to press for the Law School to focus on sports law over 25 years ago. He has since built the program into one of the most successful in the world. He teaches and researches in all areas of sports law: in particular on sports integrity, labour market regulation and medicolegal questions, including injury liability and antidoping. Hayden initiated the founding of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association and is a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He is also a member of various international and national sports law associations and advisory bodies. Hayden Opie is the former Director of Studies of the Melbourne Sports Law Program. He pursues research and teaching interests in all areas of sports law and is recognised internationally for his work in the field. In recent years he has been researching and writing on sports integrity, labour market regulation and medicolegal questions, including injury liability and antidoping. The Sports Law Program features 14 graduate level subjects which may be taken for continuing education or towards a Graduate Diploma in Sports Law or one of a number of degrees at the Masters level. Hayden has been largely responsible for the development of most of the subjects and teaches in eight of them. He has taught sports law subjects at The University of Sydney, The University of Adelaide and Marquette University, USA. Hayden also supervises Research Higher Degree students and teaches two sports law subjects in the Melbourne JD program. He is also a member of the Asian Law Centre in Melbourne Law School. A graduate of this law school, he undertook higher study in sports law at The University of Toronto in the mid1980s. Since then he has established and developed the Melbourne Sports Law Program, initiated the founding of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association Inc, and served as the Association's President for its first eight years. In 2000, he was made the Association's first Life Member. In 1995, he conducted an independent inquiry on behalf of the Federal Minister for Sport into the Australian Institute of Sport's women's artistic gymnastics program. The inquiry's report was tabled in the Australian Parliament in November 1995. Also, he has conducted investigations and hearings into a variety of disputes for Australian sport governing bodies. From July 2010 to November 2015 he served as the legal member of the AntiDoping Rule Violation Panel estabilished under the Australian Sports AntiDoping Authority Act 2006 (Cth). In recent years, he has spoken on sports law issues at conferences in Asia, Europe, New Zealand and the United States of America including a number of appearances at arguably the world's most important sports conference, the SportAccord Convention (the annual conference of international sports federations). His publications on sports law cover a wide range of topics and have appeared in Australian, Chinese, European, New Zealand, South American and United States journals and books. In 2009, Hayden received the ANZSLA Contribution to Sport Award and in 2015, he became a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Associate Professor Stacey Steele, Associate Director (Japan), Asian Law Centre
Associate Professor Stacey Steele
Associate Director (Japan), Asian Law Centre
Melbourne Law School
Stacey Steele is an academic and practising lawyer specialising in comparative insolvency law in the AsiaPacific, Japanese law and society, legal education and financial services law. She is fluent in Japanese. Stacey joined the Asian Law Centre in 1997 as a research associate and was appointed Associate Director (Japan) in January 2002. Born in Brisbane, Stacey holds degrees from the University of Queensland (BA (Jap)), Monash University (MA (Jap)) and the University of Melbourne (LLB (Hons) and LLM (by thesis)). Stacey commenced articles in March 2000 at a leading Australian commercial law firm and worked as a senior associate in its financial services group, focusing on project/infrastructure and corporate finance. In October 2007, Stacey joined S&P Global Ratings’ Melbourne office as Associate General Counsel where she continues to have responsibilities for the AsiaPacific. Stacey has taught Insolvency Law and Corporate Banking and Finance Law, as well as Issues in Japanese Law and in graduate subjects offered by the Centre, and pioneered a shortcourse study program for Japanese students at Melbourne Law School (20042017). Stacey has published widely in academic journals and books as well as providing commentary to professional newsletters and practitioner publications such as the Insolvency Law chapter in CCH’s "Japanese Business Law Guide". She coedited "MatchFixing in Sport: Comparative Studies from Australia, Japan, Korea and Beyond" (Routledge, 2018) with Hayden Opie, "Internationalising Japan: Discourse and Practice" (Routledge, 2014) with Jeremy Breaden and Carolyn Stevens, and "Legal Education in Asia: Globalization, Change and Contexts" (Routledge, 2010) with Kathryn Taylor.