Sport

We support our clients by providing the best quality advice on complex, high value and strategic sports law matters.

We represent some of the most famous sports clubs, leading governing bodies, corporate organisations as well as individual clients.

With all the specialist services of the firm at our disposal, from M&A to commercial and strategic know-how, from construction, financing and planning expertise, to full support on sporting disputes, we help our clients navigate the increasingly interconnected sporting world.

We support clients on their complex and cutting edge projects in the sports sector, including:

  • Stadium planning, construction and financing, and other major sports infrastructure projects
  • Stadium development and use
  • The governance of sporting bodies
  • M&A activity
  • All aspects of broadcasting, media, merchandising, exploitation of image rights and sponsorship
  • Player contracts, transfers, registration issues and disciplinary actions
  • Remuneration arrangements for sporting participants
  • Sports authority disciplinary and arbitration proceedings

Key experience

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

On all aspects of the construction and financing of its new state-of-the-art 62,000 seat stadium.

INEOS

On its acquisitions of Ligue 1 football club, OGC Nice, and Swiss football club, Lausanne-Sport.

British Horseracing Authority

On its governance review.

Arsenal Football Club

On all of its player transfer dealings for more than 15 years.

Lord Moynihan

On his Private Member’s Bill “The Governance of Sport”- aimed at encouraging widespread discussion and raising the profile of numerous issues which are expected to dominate the political agenda for sport over the next decade.

key Contacts

Andrew Jolly
Andrew Jolly Partner