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Sports Business


The Sports Business department boasts a team of professionals skilled and experienced to tackle the global sports business sector’s needs and challenges.

The team compromises qualified lawyers and business advisors who offer to our sports clients, on top of the legal advice and consultancy, the added value of a specific knowledge and experience of the global sports business sector in term of its needs, international network and challenges, as well as a strong network with foreign law professionals with an in depth understanding and experience of sports law matters for any foreign jurisdiction case. 

The Sports Business team provides specialized legal and business consultancy assistance to all sports stakeholders, including clubs, teams, athletes, sponsors, event organizers, promoters, federations and governmental entities across the sports sector, both in their daily operations as well as during deal negotiations and before national and international sports judicial bodies. 

Our expertise includes:

  • Assistance to clubs, athletes, sponsors, event organizers, promoters and federations in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts like contracts with registered athletes and agents, affiliation contracts, scouting contracts, sponsorship contracts, license agreements, merchandising contracts, commercial partnership and endorsement agreements

  • Assistance and consultancy to governmental entities in global sports business topics and legal arrangements, as well as international sports events hosting and organization

  • Assistance and consultancy on civil, corporate and M&A, commercial, intellectual property matters and the sports law aspects thereof

  • Compliance assessment and advise on privacy/GDPR/231 models for listed teams and clubs, and drafting and review of compliance models including support in their implementation

  • Strategic advisory and consulting at the commercial level

  • Assistance in litigation cases involving civil, administrative, tax and sport matters in front of any judicial and arbitral Court as well as in front of any international arbitration Court (as, for example, CAS)

  • Assistance in negotiating and drafting contracts concerning extraordinary, cross-boarders issues

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