SPORTS LAW

Modern day sport is no longer an amateur pursuit but a very serious business generating billions of pounds annually. Consequently the law has had to adapt quickly to accommodate the rise of sport on the global stage. Sports Law is now a well-recognised independent legal practice area catering for the legal needs of the stakeholders including:

 

Those who participate in sport, such as players, athletes, teams, clubs trade unions,

Those investing in sport, such as multinational companies and private investors,

Those who police sport, such as governing bodies,

Those who bring sport to the fans and spectators such as broadcasters; and

Those who watch sport, such as fans and spectators.

SPORTS LAW

Modern day sport is no longer an amateur pursuit but a very serious business generating billions of pounds annually. Consequently the law has had to adapt quickly to accommodate the rise of sport on the global stage. Sports Law is now a well-recognised independent legal practice area catering for the legal needs of the stakeholders including:

 

Those who participate in sport, such as players, athletes, teams, clubs trade unions,

Those investing in sport, such as multinational companies and private investors,

Those who police sport, such as governing bodies,

Those who bring sport to the fans and spectators such as broadcasters; and

Those who watch sport, such as fans and spectators.

BROADCASTING RIGHTS

Sports fans can now experience their favourite competitions over a number of platforms, especially given the constant evolution of new media available…

CONTRACTURAL DISPUTES

Professionals in all sports have had and will have to consider a contract that has been placed before them throughout their career. Whether it is an employment contract..

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & IMAGE RIGHTS

All athletes, whether active, or retiring have the opportunity to take advantage of their public profile and the opportunities that flow from it.

PERSONAL INJURY

When competing in sport, it is inevitable that injuries will occur. If however, injury occurs as a result of someone else’s fault clients may be able to claim compensation.

REGULATORY & DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

Governing bodies and teams will usually have rules; regulations; and sanctions governing their particular sport. It is therefore important that all of these elements..

SPORT ARBITRATION

The majority of disputes in the sporting arena are resolved by way of Arbitration.

SPORTS SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship is big business in the sporting arena. Sponsors have their brand accessible to greater number of potential customers and sports personalities..

BROADCASTING RIGHTS

Sports fans can now experience their favourite competitions over a number of platforms, especially given the constant evolution of new media available…

CONTRACTURAL DISPUTES

Professionals in all sports have had and will have to consider a contract that has been placed before them throughout their career. Whether it is an employment contract..

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & IMAGE RIGHTS

All athletes, whether active, or retiring have the opportunity to take advantage of their public profile and the opportunities that flow from it.

PERSONAL INJURY

When competing in sport, it is inevitable that injuries will occur. If however, injury occurs as a result of someone else’s fault clients may be able to claim compensation.

REGULATORY & DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

Governing bodies and teams will usually have rules; regulations; and sanctions governing their particular sport. It is therefore important that all of these elements..

SPORT ARBITRATION

The majority of disputes in the sporting arena are resolved by way of Arbitration.

SPORTS SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship is big business in the sporting arena. Sponsors have their brand accessible to greater number of potential customers and sports personalities..

SPORTS LAW SPECIALISM

Members of Mercantile Barristers are part of a handful of the foremost Sports Law specialists. We have a wealth of experience across all areas of sports law with a particular specialisation in professional football.

 

Whether it is advising a multinational company investing in a sports franchise, negotiating remuneration for a Premier League player or representing an athlete or sports organisation in disciplinary proceedings, Mercantile Barristers have unparalleled experience and a proven track record in providing our clients with top quality advice in Sports Law.

 

Mercantile Barristers instructions in the field of Sport have included cases relating to elite players, clubs, regulatory institutions as well as corporations that leverage the mass appeal of sport to advance their brands, products and services both in the UK and internationally.

SPORTS DISPUTES

Members at Mercantile Barristers advocate in the full range of domestic and international specialist sports tribunals including the Court of Arbitration for Sport, FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and Player Status Committee, the FA Arbitration and Disciplinary Panels, The Premier League Arbitration Panels and the Football League Disciplinary Commissions.

 

Mercantile Barristers are regularly instructed in a broad range of disputes between Sports Agents and Players and between Clubs and Agents and disputes between one club and another as well as disputes involving corporations and those involving regulatory authorities.

Mercantile Barristers Sports Law practice areas covers:

 

Player Contracts & Transfers

Personal Injury to Players

Management & Coaching Contracts

Employment Contracts & Renegotiations

Commercial Contracts

Intellectual Property Rights

Image Rights

Regulation of Sport

Disciplinary Proceedings

Professional Negligence Proceedings

Commercial Investments in Sport

Third Party Ownership

Agency & Agency Disputes

Takeovers & Buyouts

Sponsorships & Endorsements

Broadcasting Rights

SPORTS LAW SPECIALISM

Members of Mercantile Barristers are part of a handful of the foremost Sports Law specialists. We have a wealth of experience across all areas of sports law with a particular specialisation in professional football.

 

Whether it is advising a multinational company investing in a sports franchise, negotiating remuneration for a Premier League player or representing an athlete or sports organisation in disciplinary proceedings, Mercantile Barristers have unparalleled experience and a proven track record in providing our clients with top quality advice in Sports Law.

 

Mercantile Barristers instructions in the field of Sport have included cases relating to elite players, clubs, regulatory institutions as well as corporations that leverage the mass appeal of sport to advance their brands, products and services both in the UK and internationally.

 

SPORTS DISPUTES

Members at Mercantile Barristers advocate in the full range of domestic and international specialist sports tribunals including the Court of Arbitration for Sport, FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and Player Status Committee, the FA Arbitration and Disciplinary Panels, The Premier League Arbitration Panels and the Football League Disciplinary Commissions.

 

Mercantile Barristers are regularly instructed in a broad range of disputes between Sports Agents and Players and between Clubs and Agents and disputes between one club and another as well as disputes involving corporations and those involving regulatory authorities.

Mercantile Barristers Sports Law practice areas covers:

 

Player Contracts & Transfers

Personal Injury to Players

Management & Coaching Contracts

Employment Contracts & Renegotiations

Commercial Contracts

Intellectual Property Rights

Image Rights

Regulation of Sport

Disciplinary Proceedings

Professional Negligence Proceedings

Commercial Investments in Sport

Third Party Ownership

Agency & Agency Disputes

Takeovers & Buyouts

Sponsorships & Endorsements

Broadcasting Rights

VALUE ADDING APPROACH

Our approach to legal practice is always to articulate creative and value-adding solutions for clients whilst delivering timely, efficient and affordable professional services. All clients conduct their affairs within a legal context and Mercantile Barristers’ role is to advise on the conduct of their transactions and affairs in ways that avoid conflict and disputes.

 

However, should a dispute become inevitable, then our prior engagement would have assured that all the necessary precautions have been taken and mitigating steps adopted. Thus, clients will begin any dispute resolution in a strong position to achieve their desired objectives.

 

Whether by adjudication, arbitration, litigation, members at Mercantile Barristers will adopt a firm, swift and decisive approach to achieve the best possible results for clients within the shortest possible time. We recognise that no two cases are the same, so we will adapt our style to suit the occasion.

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MAKE AN ENQUIRY

We do not undertake legal aid work, free consultations nor work on a no win, no fee basis.

Please prove you are human by selecting the Key.

VALUE ADDING APPROACH

Our approach to legal practice is always to articulate creative and value-adding solutions for clients whilst delivering timely, efficient and affordable professional services. All clients conduct their affairs within a legal context and Mercantile Barristers’ role is to advise on the conduct of their transactions and affairs in ways that avoid conflict and disputes.

 

However, should a dispute become inevitable, then our prior engagement would have assured that all the necessary precautions have been taken and mitigating steps adopted. Thus, clients will begin any dispute resolution in a strong position to achieve their desired objectives.

 

Whether by adjudication, arbitration, litigation, members at Mercantile Barristers will adopt a firm, swift and decisive approach to achieve the best possible results for clients within the shortest possible time. We recognise that no two cases are the same, so we will adapt our style to suit the occasion.