One international team & a breadth of talent & respecting the rules & all the right moves & a solid defence & from tribunals to takeovers & that’s Sport with Bird & Bird
Bird & Bird’s International Sports Group includes a number of dedicated sports specialists who work exclusively on sports-related matters and have been recognised as undisputed market leaders for several years. In fact, we have more “leading individuals” singled out by the Legal 500 in Sport than any other firm in the UK, and are one of only two law firms rated as Band 1 by Chambers UK for Sports law.
Our clients include international federations, national governing bodies, public agencies, event organisers and other sports rights-holders, providing a steady stream of cutting-edge instructions on all of the biggest commercial, regulatory, contentious and non-contentious issues in the Sports sector.
We work with numerous sporting disciplines, including football, rugby union, rugby league, cricket, tennis, motor-racing, golf, cycling, athletics, combat sports, basketball, snooker, darts, horse-racing, equestrian sports, and field hockey.
Our strength in depth and the reputation of individuals within our team is unmatched. We are specialists in:
We are able to draw on expertise from across the firm in corporate, competition, tax, employment, immigration, data protection and other areas of law, with specific focus on the requirements of the sports sector.
If you'd like to know more about how we can help you, please get in touch with Heads of Group Jonathan Taylor in London or Dr Joseph Fesenmair in Munich.
Legal 500 2012
International law firm Bird & Bird launches an innovative complimentary legal support service in partnership with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), a not for profit esports members' association.
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Co-head of our International Sports Group Jonathan Taylor has been selected to chair the Independent Observer Team of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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