We represent players and athletes, their agents and management companies around the globe. We operate at both the elite level, advising a host of global icons and household names, through to the grassroots, helping promising athletes at the outset of their careers.
We advise governing bodies, agencies, broadcasters and digital platforms on all aspects of the creation, acquisition, exploitation and protection of sports media rights.
We represent a wide range of clients on all manner of disputes in sport, from commercial, regulatory and disciplinary disputes before national and international sports dispute resolution bodies through to civil litigation and mediation.
We advise international federations, national governing bodies, leagues, event organisers, clubs, individual athletes and their representatives on a wide range of sports regulatory matters, both contentious and non-contentious, and sports governance issues.
We advise a wide range of players and athletes on image rights structures, the commercialisation of their image and reputational management, from numerous global stars at Champions League clubs through to promising young players and athletes at the outset of their careers.
We are regarded as leading experts in the football industry and other team sports, advising clubs / teams and players on a wide range of regulatory and commercial issues.
We represent clients in a wide range of disciplinary matters in sport.
We have considerable experience in advising on the organisation and management of, and creation of commercial rights programmes around, sports events and competitions, be they high profile one-off events that are regular fixtures in the international sports calendar, the staging of multi-team leagues and mass-participation events.
We have extensive experience advising clients on using the platform of sport to deliver brand messaging and enhance brand awareness.
We advise event organisers and sports data companies throughout the sector on the collection, commercialisation and protection of data across a wide range of sports.
We provide legal support and advice to broadcasters, producers and distributors of media content.
Distribution of content lies at the heart of many of our clients’ businesses. Our expert lawyers advise upon:
We provide expert legal services to content rights owners, creators, developers, influencers and platforms in digital and social media.
Our lawyers provide in-depth legal advice in the fields of marketing, advertising and sponsorship.
We protect the reputations of high profile personalities, organisations and companies.
We provide a full range of intellectual property services to our clients.
Data protection, privacy and cyber-security are key concerns for businesses operating in today’s digital world. Our expertise includes:
We advise promoters and companies involved in staging major live events in sport, culture, business and entertainment.
We provide individuals from the worlds of sport and entertainment with a range of expert and confidential legal services.
We provide legal and business advice to developers and publishers of video games across all formats and media, and to licensors of IP rights from the worlds of sport and entertainment. We also advise clients in relation to eSports (see below).
We have the know-how and experience to advise clients in the fast-growing world of eSports.
We provide expert legal services to production companies, broadcasters, suppliers and talent from all areas of the television industry, both in the UK and internationally.
We advise investors, producers, distributors and talent (and their representatives) in the film industry.