Our sport and gaming lawyers combine their specialist legal skills with an active involvement in the business side of sport and gaming, and are committed to ensuring that clients can make the most of exciting new opportunities in these ever-growing industries.
In sport, we advise governing bodies, organising committees, sporting clubs and associations, players and agents, sponsors, broadcasters and venues on the most signiﬁcant commercial, contractual and regulatory issues that face the world of sport today, with a particular focus on the entertainment aspects of modern sport, including mega-events, ceremonies, commissioned content and sports presentation.
In gaming, we advise developers, publishers and financiers on all aspects of production, promotion and exploitation of games, as well as all legal and regulatory aspects of the constantly changing gaming industry.
In addition, the sport and gaming group often works alongside our corporate group to advise on joint ventures, acquisitions and corporate ﬁnance in a sport and gaming context.
Our areas of expertise include the following:
- Event staging
- Cross-border competition structures
- Governing bodies
- Constitutional issues
- Broadcasting rights
- Development and protection of brands
- Sponsorship and endorsement
- Development and publishing agreements
- Intellectual property clearance
- Data protection
- Sports-related mediation and litigation
- Video games tax relief
- Player and manager contracts
- Transfer agreements
- Image rights
- Tax planning
- Agency agreements
They understand our business incredibly well and provide a range of specialists as needed.
They take a sensible pragmatic approach to a contentious situation. Their legal analysis of the issue is good and they provide a number of options to me as the client as to how to move forward.
They are experts in their field, provide very focused and commercial advice and are responsive to tight deadlines.