Venue management agreements, naming rights and sponsorship deals, venue hire contracts…

The entertainment sector is an area of particular interest for us.

For many years we have specialised in advising on all aspects of venue acquisition, development, operation and management.

We act for venue owners and operators from small scale local and civic venues to larger national stadia and arenas, providing a full range of services.

We also regularly advise on individual event management projects including brand leveraging at international sports events.

Over the years we have been involved in advisory work and legal services in respect of over 50 live entertainment venues. Here’s a summary of our recent work:

3 years advising a major national stadium on variety of matters including major event agreements, event bids, stadium concessionaire arrangements, major IT procurement contracts, intellectual property issues, and a variety of commercial and sponsorship arrangements at the stadium.

Over a decade acting as lead legal adviser in the UK and Europe to a recognised global leader in venue management and operation, working at the cutting edge of the industry. Projects include being closely involved in the delivery of a major UK arena, negotiating and completing a number of multi-million pound naming rights deals, negotiating and completing the renewal of a long term operating and management agreements at numerous venues including a major venue in Germany, and advising on all major sponsorship and other commercial deals and hosting of major events at many of the UK’s largest live entertainment arenas. We have also advised and taken part in numerous bids for venues and major events.

12 years doing all legal work for internationally renowned concert hall, including all commercial contracts, pouring and ticketing arrangements, and promoter and venue hire contracts.

specialist areas include

Venue management and operation contracts

Promoter and other venue hire agreements

Content arrangements

Concession agreements

Commercial rights exploitation including ticketing, pouring, sponsorship, food & beverage, merchandising, hospitality

Naming rights

Intellectual property issues

Tendering and bids for venue operation

Event management contracts

Celebrity attendance and endorsement agreements

Media coverage including broadcast rights

Individual retainers for venue projects consultancy work