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11KBW

11KBW

11KBW’s barristers advise and represent clients on sports law and sports-related matters, both as a stand-alone specialism and as a natural adjunct to our award-winning employment practice, as well as our highly-acclaimed human rights, regulatory, public, EU, data protection/data privacy and commercial law practices.

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12 King’s Bench Walk

12KBW’s barristers have significant experience in sports law at all levels of seniority and our silks and juniors regularly appear in courts and specialist tribunals both domestically and internationally across the full range of sports law matters.

2 Temple Gardens

2 Temple Gardens

The 2TG Sports Law Team comprises specialist advocates who have extensive experience of acting for clients in high profile or sensitive matters across all major sports including football, rugby (union and league), motorsports (F1, MotoGP, motocross, Formula 3 and karting), cycling, equestrianism, cricket, skiing, gymnastics, martial arts, netball and tennis.

39 Essex Chambers

39 Essex Chambers

In the sports law sector members of 39 Essex Chambers offer a full service, multi-disciplinary approach, with expertise in commercial contracts, service agreements, image rights, intellectual property, competition law, state aid, insurance coverage, governance, disciplinary, licensing, gaming, tax, VAT, planning, stadium construction and safety, immigration, anti-doping, selection and eligibility, judicial review and safeguarding. When required, members are able to call on their commercial experience in dealing with fraud and corruption issues.

4 New Square Chambers

4 New Square Chambers

4 New Square Chambers is one of the leading sets for Sports Law in the UK. Chambers regularly acts for domestic and international governing bodies, clubs, agents, and individual athletes, as well as mediating and arbitrating significant sports disputes.

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Armstrong Teasdale’s experienced team has been at the forefront of the development of sports law. The sports team collectively has over 50 years’ experience providing sport related legal advice and has led ground-breaking work involving complex litigation on issues such as competition, ticketing and brand infringement in addition to all aspects of commercial, intellectual property and regulatory law in the sports sector.

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Atfield

ATFIELD, a leading legal service provider in the sports sector in Belgium, combines the sports departments of full service law firm, Altius, and the tax law firm, Tiberghien.

Blackstone Chambers

Blackstone Chambers

Members of Blackstone Chambers have exceptional expertise and experience across all areas of sports law, ranging from state control of the sector, through sports body governance and regulation, and employment and other horizontal relationships between participants, to all aspects of the commercial exploitation of sport.

Brucher Thieltgen & Partners

Brucher Thieltgen & Partners

Brucher Thieltgen & Partners is able to tackle any type of disputes and give advice in a large panel of sports related fields such as employment law, contract negotiation, drafting of commercial contracts, transfer issues, doping-related disputes, intellectual property rights, disciplinary proceedings before sports federations, etc.

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Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys is the preeminent law firm for clients in the sport sector, and has been at the forefront of providing legal advice in the sports sector for more than 100 years

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CMS

Our sports team provides domestic and international support to some of the world’s best. We give our clients technical and commercial insight based on our contacts and knowledge across the entire sports sector. Our practice brings together specialists across all disciplines to help our clients tackle the most complex industry issues.

Dentons

Dentons

The Dentons Sports Group provides commercial solutions for clubs, governing bodies, rights holders, broadcasters and individual sportsmen and women.

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Field-R Law

As a trailblazer in the field of sports law in Asia, Field-R has nearly 20 years of experience providing highly-specialized services to Japanese and international clients.

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Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

Frankfurt Kurnit’s Sports Group represents a wide variety of clients, including leagues, teams, international governing bodies, and other rights holders; leading corporate sponsors, sports brands, marketing agencies and content distributors; and well-known athletes, coaches, sportscasters, sportswriters, executives and management companies.

 

Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

We have a strong cross-practice area sport sector and act for a range of different sports sector clients, from sports governing bodies, teams, athletes to other rights-holders, sponsors, agencies and media businesses.  Most recently, we were extremely proud to have been appointed as the Official Legal Advisers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has over 800 people across England and Wales, providing city-quality legal services to individuals and businesses across the southwest, the West Midlands, Wye Valley and Thames Valley corridors.

Keane Legal

Keane Legal

Keane Legal is a leading European sports law practice located in Brussels at the heart of the European Union, providing counsel on the application of EU law to the regulatory and commercial activities of sports organizations.

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Kellerhals Carrard

Kellerhals Carrard is one of the world's leading international sports law firms. Its practice covers all areas of sports law, including disputes and commercial matters.

 

Lawrence Stephens

Lawrence Stephens

We have significant experience advising a wide variety of athletes, agents, managers, clubs, brands and other stakeholders within sport

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Lewis Silkin

Lewis Silkin’s leading Sports Business Group works with many of the world’s best known sports brands, as well as for sponsors, agencies and venues across a wide range of sports.
 
Linklaters

Linklaters

Our global, cross-practice sports sector team combines a real passion and understanding of the sector and its specific requirements and pressures (including increased regulatory scrutiny) with exceptional multi-jurisdictional expertise across all areas of corporate/M&A, finance and banking, capital markets and equity financing, commercial, technology and media, crisis management, data protection, IP, dispute resolution, regulatory and compliance investigations, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, anti-trust, employment and tax matters. This puts us in a unique position to be able to provide our clients with a full and seamless end-to-end service to help them successfully navigate the most complex and high-profile matters arising in the sector.

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Littleton

Littleton has a growing reputation for sports law - particularly in the area of employment, commercial and disciplinary/regulatory sports litigation.

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Mills & Reeve LLP

Our sports law team has advised clients on a wide range of legal issues across a variety of different sports for over fifty years. In that time, we have built a strong foundation based upon providing clients with a wealth of experience and a personal and engaging approach. Our clients include clubs, agents, sponsors, players' unions, federations, and some of the best athletes in the world.

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Mishcon de Reya's multi-disciplinary Sports Group has acted on some of the most high profile sports matters in recent years and has a track record of delivering success for our clients. Our dedicated team of contentious and non-contentious lawyers is supported by other experts across the firm who have significant sports experience themselves in areas such as immigration, employment, brand protection, reputation management, real estate and tax. We are international in make-up and outlook – we regularly act for clients from around the world and are fluent in a number of foreign languages.

Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers’ Sports Law team has an established team of internationally recognised barristers offering comprehensive coverage of all areas of sports law including safeguarding, litigation, governance and regulation, employment and commercial contracts.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a top 50 UK law firm which provides high quality legal advice tailored to both businesses and individuals. Our sports group provides advice across the sector, but with a strong focus on our core areas of football, individuals in sports, motor sports and e-sports.  We have a full-service sports offering, uniquely able to leverage the firm’s strength in acting for both businesses and individuals, including its renowned private wealth sector.

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Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.

We represent professional sports teams and leagues in various capacities including labor and employment disputes, workers’ compensation law and insurance defense matters. 

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RPC

RPC’s Sports Group is regularly ranked highly in directories and industry publications.  We know that sport is a passion for you – it's a passion for us, too. Like you, we turn that passion into performance.

For us, a sports practice is different. It's an area where the commercial and personal elements of the work go hand in hand with the technical legal rules. That's what makes it both exciting, and rewarding.

Our core Sports Group offers specialist advice on the full spectrum of issues that touch on the world of sports and eSports, including disciplinary, governance and regulatory issues, and the full range of commercial issues (including sponsorship/endorsements, IP and brand protection, litigation, data protection, and acquisitions).

If you're a brand or sports organisation involved in a scandal and in need of advice on response strategy or the effect on agreements, we can help. If you're a sportsperson who needs guidance on allegations of corruption or other disciplinary issues, we can help with that, too. Our cross-firm team of experts provides technically skilled, commercially grounded, practical advice as a value proposition, focussed on meeting your individual objectives.

Sheridans

Sheridans

Sheridans' industry-recognised Sports Law group works with and within a number of sports, including football, cricket, basketball, tennis, athletics, golf, rugby union and league, table tennis, cycling, badminton and netball, and regularly advises clients (both in the UK and internationally) on all commercial matters relating to sports law.

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Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

The Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP Sports Law Practice Group offers market leading experience and expertise in the legal, commercial and regulatory issues affecting the sports industry around the globe.

Vela Wood

Vela Wood

Vela Wood (VW) has proudly built a broad sports law practice to support the business of sports. 

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Wiggin LLP

Wiggin’s sports team specialises in the funding, creation and execution of high value commercial opportunities which form the bedrock for the funding of sport.

 

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