Dan is one of Level's founding partners and is ranked in Band 1 for Sport in the Chambers & Partners UK Guide 2023. He is an experienced sports lawyer, recognised as a leading adviser in the football industry. He acts for clients on a wide range of issues, from player transfers and commercial opportunities (including sponsorship and image rights arrangements) to disputes, regulatory matters and disciplinary charges.
Dan’s clients include numerous talent management agencies and he advises international athletes throughout the sports industry, from talented young stars of the future through to global icons. He also acts for English and overseas clubs, governing bodies, leagues, event organisers, sponsors and suppliers on a variety of commercial, contentious and regulatory issues.
Dan regularly speaks at conferences and is the author of the chapters on the FA’s Regulations on Working with Intermediaries in the textbooks ‘Football and the Law’ and ‘The FIFA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries: Implementation at National Level’.
'The best in the business' Chambers & Partners 2024
'Daniel is a highly knowledgeable lawyer with great vision; he is often ahead of the curve when it comes to commercial matters.' Chambers & Partners 2024
'He has a great eye for detail in contracts.' Chambers & Partners 2024
'Dan is recognised for his standing in the football market. In addition to a thriving regulatory and disciplinary practice, he boasts exceptional knowledge of the rules surrounding the activities of intermediaries' Who's Who Legal, Sports and Entertainment
'He's very impressive. He has great industry experience and his client management is excellent.' Chambers & Partners 2023
Dispute ResolutionOur team has extensive experience in representing clients on all manner of dispute resolution in the media, entertainment, technology and sport sectors.
SportLegal services tailored for sport industry clients including players, athletes, clubs, agents, managers, governing bodies, broadcasters, digital platforms, media rights owners and event organisers. Level has been ranked Band 1 for sport in the 2024 Chambers & Partners UK guide.
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