Player contracts, branding, endorsements, transfers, sponsorship…
We have vast experience in sports law. We have particular expertise in football and deal with all aspects of player contracts, registrations and transfers.
We are also at the cutting edge in the field of sponsorship, brand endorsements & image rights agreements.
We deal with a wide range of disciplinary and regulatory matters involving players, clubs and governing bodies, and we have teamed up with the leading set of sports law barristers at Blackstone Chambers for this purpose.
The team is retained by a number of high-profile footballers at international, premier league and football league level as well as other pro athletes such as rugby players and a world speedway champion. We also act for a number of top-level sports management agencies, and we receive frequent referrals from a leading Premier League club. We also represent athletes and coaches in female sport.
Tony and Carol are both registered football intermediaries and offer intermediary services too.
For international clients for whom English is not their first language we have priority access to a range of specialist interpreters and translators through la Academia. Director Ruben Cnobel is retained by Premier League clubs and players to assist with their English language skills professionally and socially.
What we do
Player contract negotiations
Player registrations & player transfers
Advice and representation
Termination rights advice and settlement agreements
Advice & negotiation for clubs and players – how to exploit & protect
Player image rights
Exploitation & protection
Personal endorsements & sponsorships
Advice and negotiation and drafting agreements
Club and player trade marks and other IP, branding and image rights advice
From handling media disputes to social media advice and management
Disciplinary & regulatory matters
Advice across a range of matters associated with players, clubs, intermediaries and governing bodies
Sports arbitration and litigation
Advice across a wide range of sport related disputes including player/ club contract disputes, player/ agent disputes, recovery of unpaid fees and salaries, across a number of different domestic and international mediums including FA Rule K Arbitration, FIFA protocol dispute resolution, various sports tribunals and court
Disputes between athletes and professional advisers
Help, advice and representation for athletes when something goes wrong including assistance with Financial Ombudsman Complaints, FSCS claims, and litigation
Disputes between athletes and their insurers, including Career Ending Insurance providers
Help, advice and representation for athletes with claims