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Sports Lawyer In The Spotlight: Steve Bainbridge

Steve Bainbridge
Monday, 11 April 2022 By Manan Agrawal, Marcos Santillana, Will Quaranta

For this week’s edition of Sports Lawyer In The Spotlight, we interviewed Steve Bainbridge who is a partner at Squire Patton Boggs’ Dubai office. He has a wide sports practice ranging from governance issues to athlete endorsement agreements, anti-ambush marketing strategies, player contracts, broadcasting, merchandising and licensing agreements, disciplinary issues and various sports-specific venue management arrangements.

Steve is a World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal member and has recently been appointed as a CAS arbitrator. He was previously the General Counsel at Yas Marina Circuit (venue of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix).

Steve is also an Editorial Board member at LawInSport.

We sat down with Steve in February 2022 to conduct this interview. We hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did.

If you have any questions or feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you would like to write for LawInSport on any particular topics, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Manan Agrawal

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Manan Agrawal

Manan Agrawal


Manan is currently an Editor at LawInSport. Before joining LawInSport, Manan practiced law at a leading media and entertainment law firm in Mumbai, India. Manan has been a part of LawInSport's inaugural Academy Mentoring Scheme and was mentored by LawInSport CEO and Founder, Sean Cottrell.

Marcos Santillana

Marcos Santillana

Marcos is the Marketing and Editorial Associate at LawInSport.

Prior to joining LawInSport, Marcos undertook a 12-month legal internship with one of the largest anti-slavery organisations in the world, International Justice Mission, at their field office in La Paz, Bolivia. He graduated with an LLM in Commercial & Corporate law from Queen Mary University of London in 2020.

Will Quaranta

Will Quaranta

Will Quaranta is a third-year student at Notre Dame Law School, currently studying at the Notre Dame London campus. In addition to his law degree, Will is set to graduate with a master’s in innovation and entrepreneurship from Notre Dame Graduate School. Prior to law school, he worked as a blockchain consultant at IBM, and he will be returning home to New York upon graduation to work at Jones Day.

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