In the sports law sector our members 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.
Members act for domestic and international sport governing bodies, clubs, owners, agents, sportspersons, employees, other participants, sponsors, corporates, commercial contracting parties, insurers, policyholders and educational institutions.
Our sports law team has experience in advising and representing clients and sitting on arbitration panels in all the main areas of professional sport with particular expertise in:
This experience includes disputes before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Europe and Oceania.
A number of our senior members are qualified, actively practising arbitrators in the sports law sector and are regularly appointed by specialist arbitration institutions including the Court of Arbitration for Sport or ad hoc to determine disputes in the UK and internationally. They are also appointed by specialist mediation institutions to mediate disputes domestically and internationally.
In addition to arbitration and court work, our members appear regularly, as advocates and panel chairmen and members in disciplinary tribunal proceedings domestically and internationally, in particular in professional football (FAPL, FA, EFL, FIFA), athletics and sailing.
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Ben Sundborg is the Senior Practice Manager for the Sport team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.
Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1179
Mobile: +44 (0)7921 880 668
Call: 1969 Silk: 1987
Call: 1978 Silk: 1993
Call: 1977 Silk: 1996
Call: 1974 Silk: 1997
Call: 1983 Silk: 1999
Call: 1980 Silk: 2002
Call: 1981 Silk: 2002
Call: 1988 Silk: 2009
Call: 2014 Silk: 2009
Call: 1990 Silk: 2012
Call: 1991 Silk: 2017
Call: 2007 Silk: 2021