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Sports & Entertainment

Our international Sports & Entertainment group has market-leading experience in the legal, commercial and regulatory issues affecting the sports industry.

We bring you a dynamic team of sports specialists, fully immersed in the business and abreast of new developments and opportunities.

Operating efficiently and commercially, we deliver clear, straight-talking advice and work with our clients to achieve results on time and on budget. We have acted for national and international governing bodies, national Olympic committees, leading clubs, kit manufacturers, sports marketing agencies, player agencies, sponsors, banks, investors and individual sports people.

Why Choose Us

Global Reputation

As one of the leading sports law teams, we provide unrivaled reach across 21 countries. You can rely on a level of service expected from a firm that has won the client satisfaction award from Legal Week in three of the last four years.

Deep Sector Experience

Pre-eminent legal advisors across a range of disciplines, including football, US football, baseball, basketball, cricket, tennis, motor racing, cycling, athletics, equestrian sports, parkour and boxing. We are highly familiar with football-related issues, and have long-standing relationships with Formula One Management Limited, Lotus F1 Team and The International Tennis Federation.

Commercial and Intellectual Property

Guidance on all issues arising from a commercial programme, including key sponsorship agreements and supplier agreements. Whether for the rights owner or brand, we are regularly involved in matters such as interactive games, shirt sponsorship, broadcast arrangements and transfer transactions.

Dispute Resolution

Our leading sports dispute resolution practice routinely deals with commercial, intellectual property, player, reputation management, corruption and regulatory issues. We have unrivalled experience in England in cases before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and English sports tribunals.

Corporate Finance

As the market-leading corporate finance team in sport, we handle more Premier League M&A work than any other firm. You can come to us for the full range of banking and securitization work, assistance with revenue generation and cashflow. Our experience spans advising Premier League football clubs on loans, sales and acquisitions and takeovers.

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  • Clarity: “They cut to the heart of the issue, give clear advice and put things into layman’s terms” - Chambers UK
  • Technical ability: “A very professional outfit – they are very organised and analytical” - Chambers UK
  • “‘One of the best’, the LLP’s practice encompasses commercial, IP and player-related work in football and other sports.” - The Legal 500 UK