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.
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 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.
We are a leading niche family law practice, advising on all aspects of family law including divorce, cohabitation and finance and children issues with particular expertise in cases involving international elements such as overseas property and offshore asset holding structures. We also specialise in prenuptial and post nuptial agreements as well as cohabitation agreements and mediation. The firm has a wide ranging client base including sportspeople and clients in the public eye, whose privacy the firm has been successful in protecting, along with senior figures in banking and industry.
Ambiel Advogados was established in 2008 as a boutique firm focused on rendering legal services to the sports sector, by practitioners with solid careers with some of the most respected law firms in Brazil who wanted a more personal and individualized form of serving their clients.
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.
ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN is one of the leading full-service commercial law firms in Germany with six offices and more than 150 lawyers, notaries and tax consultants.
Our sports practice group ASD Sports is one of the very few legal practices in the market that can claim to offer full-service legal advice to the entire sports industry. Due to the broad range of legal services provided by our lawyers, all of whom are leading advisors in their respective fields, we cover not only typical legal practice areas relevant to sport such as labour, IP, media, antitrust, association law and dispute resolution, but also more specialized areas such as real estate, M&A, tax and public law.
At Bird & Bird, we are truly passionate about what we do. In London we have a large team of lawyers dedicated exclusively to sports work, allowing some to be specialist contentious sports lawyers and others to be specialist non-contentious sports lawyers.
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.
Our specialist team of sports lawyers has represented elite sports professionals, clubs, teams and other parties at the highest levels of sport, including football, motorsport, rugby, cricket and esports; helping them deal quickly with challenges and take full advantage of opportunities.
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.
Captivate’s mission is to provide bespoke legal and sports advice, representation and training to individuals and organisations who want optimum levels of expertise and certainty to match their resources.
Centrefield LLP is a specialist sports practice advising clients in the sports sector across a broad range of areas, including contractual and commercial matters, regulatory and governance, disciplinary issues, (including anti-doping), immigration, employment, sponsorship/partnership arrangements, image rights, corporate, defamation, litigation and criminal law.
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
Clayton & Segura advises any organization/entity in the sports sector that may either be an aid donor or an aid recipient, to ensure that the aid complies with the applicable rules. The firm provides advice at any stage, from the development of the first ideas and the shaping of the support to the defence of the matter before either the surveillance authorities or the courts.
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.
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.
Global Sports Advocates is an internationally recognized law firm solely dedicated to the practice of sports law. Having represented clients from more than 50 different countries and more than 50 different sports, Global Sports Advocates has seen and done it all for international sports stakeholders from professional, collegiate, and Olympic athletes to coaches, teams, and governing bodies.
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.
‘KRIDA’, means ‘Sports’ in Sanskrit language, which inspires us to serve with unrelenting commitment to quality, dedication to the clients and excellence. The team of exceptionally talented millennial lawyers and consultants at Krida Legal are ever prepared to provide effective solutions to clients.
The Law Firm of Ingles Laurel Calderon (ILC Law) is the only Philippine law firm with a specialized and dedicated practice in sports law. ILC Law has been involved in and helped a diverse range of sports law issues, ranging from golf club advisory and compliance to employment issues of professional athletes.
LawNK is a boutique law firm established in 2006 and based in Bengaluru, India. Widely considered India’s premier sports law practice, we have inter alia advised the International Cricket Council on the organization of the ICC Cricket World 2011 in the sub-continent.
Level is the only ‘new law’ firm in the market which has a specific sector focus on sport, media, entertainment and technology. The specialist sports lawyers that make up the Sport team boast a client roster featuring some of the most prominent national and international federations, teams, agencies and broadcasters in the world of sport, as well as international sporting superstars.
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.
Founded in 2010 by Paolo Lombardi, formerly Head of Disciplinary and Governance at FIFA, following a decade working for football’s governing body, Lombardi Associates offer professional advice and support to football clubs, players, coaches, intermediaries, associations, regulators, and investors worldwide.
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'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.
Northridge is an independent law firm that focuses on the most complex and important matters in sport. Founded in 2017, it has already established itself as the firm the sports industry turns to when the stakes are highest.
Our experienced team of specialist law in sport barristers have a range and depth of expertise in a number of areas touching many aspects of law in sport and recreation.
Our law in sport barristers are recognised as true experts in their field, for their multi-disciplinary practice, both nationally and internationally.
Parmars is an international sports law and business consultancy focused on helping governing bodies, clubs, agencies and players and athletes across from football, futsal, Esports, volleyball, athletics boxing, tennis and cricket many other sports.
We provide bespoke practical advice and training on a range of matters involving sports law and business, including contentious and non-contentious issues, reputation and crisis management, business development.
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.
We represent professional sports teams and leagues in various capacities including labor and employment disputes, workers’ compensation law and insurance defense matters.
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.
The Saffery Champness Sports & Entertainment Group provide tax and accounting services to a range of sports based clients as well as those in the creative industries such as film, tv, music, video game and fashion to name but a few. In sport, our clients include governing bodies, broadcasters, rights holders, clubs and individual athletes.
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.
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.
Sports is an emerging area of practice in India, both from the business as well as the legal standpoint. Our lawyers, however, have been at the forefront of discharging quality legal advice to this nascent practice area. In an industry which is still finding its direction, challenges emerge, on a day-to-day basis, and clients require handholding even before the structure of the entity is formalized.
Vandellos Sports Law represents athletes, clubs, national associations, agents and coaches in front of the different dispute resolution bodies and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (Switzerland) as well as advising clients on contract drafting and negotiations.
The sports team at Wiggin specialises in the acquisition, packaging, exploitation and protection of high value commercial sports rights across all media and technology. They provide advice to organisations and rights holders exploiting audio-visual and data rights and broadcasters and aggregators acquiring such media rights.
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