With sports developing into a significant industry, the legal support of sports is becoming increasingly relevant. Sports touch on many different branches of law which must be monitored as their developments contain opportunities and risks. Insufficient legal advice may have a serious financial and negative impact, also on public perception.
We have years of experience in the legal support of top athletes, football coaches, sports clubs and sports associations. Not only do we have excellent legal know-how, but also experience in the sports business, a sound understanding of the commercial market conditions and a useful network of important sporting personalities. Our know-how is your added value.
We offer experience and expertise to
- Sports clubs,
- Sports associations
- Individual athletes
- Coaches and managing committees
- Player’s agents
- Sports marketing companies
- Sport investors
in the following fields:
· Marketing law
We offer advice, support and the drafting of contracts in the following areas: sponsoring, naming rights, merchandising and licencing, dealing with hospitality, catering and services, drafting of your terms and conditions in merchandising and ticketing, combatting “black-market” ticket sales.
· Events law
We are experienced in negotiating and drawing up stadium lease contracts for third-party events, be it concerts, boxing matches, international matches or European Cup Finals.
· Labour law in sports
Advising and structuring employment contracts for athletes, coaches and managing committees
· Transfer law
We advise and support you in the drawing up of transfer contracts and the contracts for the players’ agents.
· Sports investment
We will assist you with the legal structure, checking and support of all types of investments in professional sports. Investments into transfer rights, purchase/sale of shares in clubs, legal analysis and due diligence.
· Law of association
We are familiar with the law of associations and organisations as well as all legal questions of the internal administration of these as a commercial concern and employer.
· Compliance Law
We provide you with solutions and know-how on the subject of compliance and help you to minimise institutional and personal risks.
· Litigation / Mediation
We look after your interests when dealing with the panels of sports associations and CAS and assist you in mediation in resolving disputes out of court.
· Trademark rights
We support the protection and brand management of your intellectual property rights.