Our sports lawyers provide comprehensive legal services for professional athletes and owners, managers and prospective buyers of sports institutions, venues, teams and clubs.
Most typically this involves advising on a mixture of employment (player contracts, transfers, disciplinary), commercial (sponsorship agreements, advertising, supplier contracts), immigration (relocation of players and their families), real estate (sale, purchase and leasing of property), intellectual property (brand protection, image rights, trade marks), corporate (acquisition and disposal of clubs, finance) and family (prenups, relationship breakdowns) law matters, according to your specific requirements.
We explain all legal documents, processes and options available to you in straightforward language so that you can provide us with informed instructions. Our focus is then on executing them to best effect, in coordination with your wider advisory team, and securing your rights without losing sight of commerciality.
Our expert team advises on sponsorship deals, event staging, broadcasting, employment, intellectual property rights, agencies and media.
Whether a sportsperson or a senior executive in the industry, we can advise you on eligibility and participation in events, employment contracts, transfers, non-disclosure agreements, disciplinary action, termination, employment tribunals and settlements.
Our multi-disciplinary team combine extensive industry experience with corporate know-how and advises on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and takeovers.
We work closely with high profile individuals and teams to deal with reputational issues as and when they arise.
We can help you identify your intellectual property assets and register trade marks to maximise your brand protection.