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Sports law is a complex maze, from acquiring and exploiting media and content rights, sponsorship, branding and endorsements contracts, over licensing and merchandising, management agreements and team contracts, to venue use agreements, ticketing, catering and hospitality. The industry also faces a complex array of regulatory, socio-political and legal challenges, including a renewed focus on fairness, transparency and anti-bribery and corruption.

Thanks to an in-depth understanding of your sector and its dynamics,  some of the most prominent names in international sport have chosen to work with CMS over the years. Our enthusiastic sports law experts have acted on a variety of landmark deals and support our clients on complex and diverse issues. 

Many sporting contracts involve international aspects. Thanks to our valuable local knowledge and global coverage, we can offer cross-border legal advice on international transactions. As sensitivity to the different legal systems and approaches to negotiations is key, we always make sure we tailor our advice and negotiation strategies accordingly.

 
John Cloke
John Cloke
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
John is a partner in the commercial media team with over 15 years’ experience, with a particular focus on transactions involving the exploitation of media and other commercial rights in sport. His clients...
Anna Soilleux-Mills
Anna Soilleux-Mills
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Anna is a commercial and regulatory partner in the Technology and Media team with a particular focus on the gambling, media and sport industries. With 15 years of experience, her expertise encompasses...
Neeraj Thomas
Neeraj Thomas
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Neeraj Thomas is a partner in our Technology, Intellectual Property and Media team specialising in contentious intellectual property and sports and disciplinary work.Neeraj has significant expertise...
Aminder Khatkar
Aminder Khatkar
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Aminder is a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property department. Aminder has considerable experience in advising clients in the technology, media, retail and fashion industries on all aspects of...
Sam Oustayiannis
Sam Oustayiannis
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Sam is a senior associate in the commercial media and tech team and has particular experience in the audio-visual media sector. He acts for broadcasters, AVMS platforms, channels, brands, tech giants...
Mumuksha Singh
Mumuksha Singh
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Mumuksha is a corporate lawyer in London, dual qualified in England and India. She specialises in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity investments, particularly...
Ben McLaughlin
Ben McLaughlin
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Ben McLaughlin is an associate in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Department who focuses on advising clients in the sport, media and gambling sectors.Ben’s expertise includes commercial...
Jack Rigelsford
Jack Rigelsford
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Jack Rigelsford is an associate in the Intellectual Property Team.Jack has experience advising clients in the media, technology, pharmaceutical and sports sectors on a variety of IP issues. He provides...
Lyndsey Shaw
Lyndsey Shaw
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Lyndsey Shaw is an associate in the Corporate Team advising clients on a range of company, corporate finance and commercial matters with a particular focus on the hospitality, media, entertainment, technology...
Greg Turton
Greg Turton
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Greg Turton is an associate in the Corporate Transactions team, with a particular focus on venture capital and M&A transactions involving a range of clients across the world driving or being affected...