Dr. Katie Smith is an associate in our Litigation Practice Group. Katie advises on commercial, regulatory and contentious matters with a particular focus on the sports sector, working within our Sports & Entertainment Industry Group. She has a broad experience of High Court litigation and sports-related arbitrations, including the Court of Arbitration for Sport. She has advised on a range of multijurisdictional commercial and regulatory disputes for a variety of clients, including domestic and international sports clubs, sports governing bodies, athletes and agents. Outside of the sports sector, she has advised clients from a range of industries on commercial disputes.

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    • Acting for domestic and international football clubs in disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
    • Acting on commercial disputes in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
    • Advising international sports governing bodies and sports clubs on a variety of commercial agreements, employment contracts, finance deals and regulatory matters.
    • Advising on a negligence claim in a high-profile multijurisdictional dispute.

    Education

    • BPP University, L.P.C., 2018
    • BPP University, GDL, 2017
    • University of Warwick, Ph.D., 2016
    • University of Warwick, M.A., 2013
    • Oxford University, B.A., 2012

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2020
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