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Jonathan Bellamy

Working at 39 Essex Chambers

Jonathan specialises in commercial law and sports law. His sports law work includes commercial contract disputes (including player-club, player-agent, service contracts, marketing, sponsorship and online gaming), image and data rights, insurance coverage, professional liability, regulatory, discipline and anti-doping. He has advised domestic and international sport governing bodies on structural governance, competition law, negligence, historic sex abuse and judicial challenges (contractual and judicial review). He has experience in many professional and also Olympic sports sectors with particular focus and experience in football, rugby union, horse racing and motor sports. Jonathan is an active practising Chartered Arbitrator in the commercial sports sector, a FA Rule K and EFL arbitrator and an arbitrator for Sport Resolutions’ Commercial, Football and Integrity & Discipline Panels. He chairs and sits on sports disciplinary panels including for the EFL. He has also mediated disputes in professional football and athletics. He is described in the Legal Directories as “A first rate football litigator and a renowned arbitrator.”


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