Lewis Silkin’s leading Sports Business Group works with many of the world’s best known sports brands, as well as for sponsors, agencies, venues and sports businesses across a wide range of sports.
Lewis Silkin’s Sports Business Group is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading sports practices. We have a substantial team of highly experienced sports lawyers with specialists in sports disputes, employment, commercial, immigration, IP, data and corporate matters. We take a very commercial approach to providing legal advice and pride ourselves on being easy to work with, providing clients with the solution-focused, easy to consume advice they want. Our specialist sports lawyers also have the benefit of working with lawyers with other specialist technical and sector expertise, enabling them to draw on this to the benefit of our sports clients.
We work across a very wide range of sports, and with many sports businesses, particularly in media, marketing and technology. Much of our work is in football where we have advised numerous Premier League teams on matters ranging from disputes, transfers, coach hiring/firing, immigration, IP, commercial, corporate and data protection matters. We also act for Premiership rugby teams, teams and drivers in various motorsports including Formula One and Formula E, as well as clients across horse racing, boxing, cycling, e-sports, golf, swimming and other Olympic sports. As well as representing clubs, teams and other sports bodies, we work with sports agencies, events and venues, athletes, sports tech and media businesses and brands sponsoring sports properties.
To give you a flavour of our work, some recent examples include:
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