We work in a broad range of sports, including football, athletics, rugby union, rugby league, tennis, cricket, cycling, golf, biathlon, horse-racing and other equestrian sports, esports, motorsport, ice hockey, field hockey, skiing, basketball, netball, badminton, para-sport, squash, sailing, kickboxing, curling, darts, combat sports, snooker, and more. Our clients include international federations, national governing bodies, public agencies/ bodies, event organisers and other sports rights-holders, anti-doping organisations, clubs and teams, broadcasters and sports social media platforms/sites, sponsors, commercial agencies, sports gambling organisations, esports organisations, sports equipment manufacturers, and sports activities providers.
As a reflection of their standing in the field, many of the Sports Group’s lawyers write chapters for the authoritative practitioner’s guide, Sport: Law & Practice, edited by Bird & Bird’s Jonathan Taylor QC and Blackstone Chambers’ Adam Lewis QC (Bloomsbury, 4th Edn, 2021). Details about the book can be accessed here.
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