Established in 2014, our Sports Law practice grew directly out of the growing importance of sport in the Middle East region. Demand from clients led to the establishment of a dedicated resource focused on the very specific needs of this emerging sector.
We have extensive experience dealing with all aspects of law relating to sporting matters, including :
Representing sporting bodies; football clubs; sports clubs; players & athletes and other sports-related clients before various national sports dispute resolution bodies
Advising on all legal aspects of bidding; execution and commercial optimization of major events from bidding application & management through to ticketing, stadiums & sports facilities
Players’ contracts, coaches’ contracts; sports clubs, sports associations and governing bodies; disciplinary issues, doping; sponsors, media & social media
Acting for right holders, event managers, athletes and organizations who commit significant resources to this crucial aspect of marketing
Merchandising and other licensing arrangements; merchandise distribution and sale arrangements; anti-ambush marketing and anti-counterfeiting strategies and enforcement
Television, radio, mobile phone and online control production, distribution management and exploitation related to sports competitions