Multilaw Sport is a our newly launched global service to provide specialist knowledge to sports clients around the world.
As sports continue to grow on the global stage, so does the mobility of sports’ businesses and individuals. Multilaw Sport is ideally positioned to meet the future needs of the industry with a multi-jurisdictional offering.
Multilaw member firms already have established sports practices in their domestic markets and appreciate the difficulties that clients face in dealing with cross-jurisdictional issues. Multilaw Sport is driven by the needs of these clients to offer a service which can facilitate a global reach and seamless transactional service that even the largest law firms cannot match.
Multilaw Sport lawyers are experienced in the issues that are unique to sports clients whether it beplayer transfers, image rights, sponsorship or dispute resolution, to name a few. They regularly share sector knowledge and collaborate on joint projects to ensure they are aligned with the needs of the clients.
Multilaw Sport clients fall into three categories; athletes, sports businesses and the governing bodies that regulate these sports. Existing clients include professional athletes across a range of individual and team sports, sports businesses and governing bodies including FIFA, NBA and the Argentinian Rugby Union.
Andrew Haywood, group leader commented: “As a group we have experience in all aspects of sports law whether it is advising on global mobility and the wealth management of athletes, enhancing the commercial value of a business, or protecting the integrity of a sport. Multilaw Sport is designed to bring together that expertise in order to support clients with cross border needs and deliver a cost effective high level service wherever they might be located.”