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As a Legal 500 top tier ranked and nominated law firm of the year for Regional Technology, Media & Telecoms, our agile team has a wealth of knowledge, spanning sports from canoe slalom and motor racing to football and rugby and everything in between.

What we can do for you

Known for our collaborative working style, our dedicated team provides legal advice to athletes, sports clubs, governing bodies, brands and sponsors. Our lawyers offer advice and insight that cuts to the core of what’s required.

Business structure

We advise on all corporate law aspects – from joint ventures and investments to more complex mergers and acquisitions. We have worked with top flight sports clubs to raise capital for expansion and assisted multinational brands to establish joint ventures enabling them to branch into different sports and markets. 

Marketing

Sport is an ever expanding and evolving market so our lawyers have to be at the cutting edge of developments in order to assist clients with all legal aspects of their marketing. We have assisted clients with the successful bidding and implementation of contracts for hosting international sporting events, as well as advising on complex competition law. 

Brands & logos

Ensuring your intellectual property is properly protected and being able, where needed, to take decisive legal action against infringers, is only possible if you have robust legal contracts drafted in an effective and succinct way. Our lawyers have great experience in assisting our clients with the growth of their intellectual property rights. Our team has successfully assisted our clients in the endorsement sector from the perspective of both athlete and brand.

Resolving disputes

We can offer advice, support and guidance throughout the lifetime of your dispute whether defending or pursuing a claim. We have acted for both clubs and athletes alike in a variety of difficult areas, including FA tribunals.  

Employment issues

We can advise on any and all employment matters including contracts for support staff, athletes, managers, player transfers and disputes. 

Real estate

Our large real estate team can assist with the acquisition, planning and development of land. We have been heavily involved with the development of MK Dons stadium and surrounding area.

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If you can't find what you're looking for or would like to talk to us in more detail, please contact Henry Elkington or another member of our team. We'd love to hear from you!

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