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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 20 countries. 

Deep Sector Experience

We have pre-eminent legal advisers across a range of disciplines, including football, US football, baseball, basketball, cricket, tennis, motor racing, cycling, athletics, equestrian sports, parkour and boxing.

Commercial and Intellectual Property

We provide guidance on all issues arising from a commercial program, 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 lawyers routinely deals with commercial, intellectual property, player, reputation management, corruption and regulatory issues. We have unrivaled 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 merger and acquisitions work than any other firm. You can come to us for the full range of banking and securitization work, assistance with revenue generation and cash flow. 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