Athletes

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:

  • Immigration
  • Playing contracts
  • Commercial and image rights
  • Tax planning
  • Disciplinary and doping offences
  • Injuries
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Reputation management
  • Resolving disputes
  • Family affairs

recent experience

Portugal

Sport: Soccer
Litigation for several athletes and managers in FIFA jurisdictions and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne

USA

Sport: Rowing

Representing Olympic rower considered to have failed a drugs test

Luxembourg/Monte Carlo

Sport: Motocross

Acting on behalf of an international motocross rider regarding sponsorship contracts, relocation and global wealth planning

South Africa

Sport: Rugby Union

Assisting South African rugby players on professional rugby contracts with French and UK clubs