Governing Bodies

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
  • Franchising
  • Anti-doping and disciplinary matters
  • Sponsorship
  • Gambling and match fixing

recent experience


Sport: Basketball

Representing National Basketball Association (NBA) in various matters including intellectual property rights enforcement


Sport: Soccer
Advising FIFA on  intellectual property rights in Turkey


Sport: Soccer
Acting as a member of FIFA’s Independent Governance Committee


Sport: Rugby union

Legal counsel for Argentine Rugby Union