What we do
Whether you are an athlete or an agent representing your client, it is important to understand the issues you or your client may face and ensure you have the right advice and support in place.
The life of an international athlete has a unique set of challenges which often require careful strategic planning. An athlete requires help to develop, enhance and protect their career, wealth and reputation.
To support these goals, we provide advice in relation to:
• Playing contracts
• Commercial and image rights
• Tax planning
• Disciplinary and doping offences
• Privacy and data protection
• Reputation management
• Resolving disputes
• Family affairs
A successful sports business needs a global outlook to mirror the international reach of sport. This can often involve complex legal issues across different jurisdictions requiring the expertise and knowledge of a global network.
We support clubs and teams, retailers and manufacturers, event organisers and sponsors with a range of commercial services that will help to develop, enhance and protect their business. To support these goals our advice includes:
• Intellectual property
• Brand protection
• Data protection and privacy
• Distribution rights and franchising
• Commercial disputes and international sports arbitration
• Mobility of staff
• Setting up a business
• Mergers and acquisitions
The role of a governing body is to ensure the competitiveness, fairness and integrity of a sport. Whilst this may be achieved through effective drafting and enforcement of regulations, there are often a range of challenges including financial fairplay, anti-doping and match fixing.
We act for national and international governing bodies to help develop, enhance and protect their sport through effective governance.
To support these goals our advice includes:
• Financial regulation
• Corporate governance
• Constitutional issues
• International sports arbitration
• Anti-doping and disciplinary matters
• Gambling and match fixing