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Simon Leaf

Head of Sport

Simon is a Sports and Technology lawyer and leader of the Mishcon de Reya Sports Group.

Simon specialises in advising clients (ranging from fast-growth start-ups to internationally listed companies, as well as governing bodies, major clubs, sponsors, intermediaries and athletes) on IP, GDPR, regulatory and commercial law-related issues. He regularly works on significant broadcasting matters, image/digital rights agreements, sponsorship arrangements and international transfers.

Recent experience includes acting on what has been reported as boxing's first ever billion dollar deal, negotiating a major Premier League sponsorship contract for a fast growing African country and assisting on a F1 naming rights deal.

On the regulatory side, he advises clients on an array of issues including Financial Fair Play, Third Party Ownership and Intermediaries Regulations, as well as several governing bodies and other non-sports clients on a wide selection of commercial law and privacy-related matters.

Individually ranked and recognised in Legal 500, clients call him "outstanding", noting that "his work is impeccable, to the point and with clear advice on what can and cannot be done".

Twitter Profile: @Si_Leaf


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