Sport is one of SMB’s fastest-growing and dynamic sector focuses, and fits comfortably with the firm’s leading presence in and reputation for media and entertainment.  The Sports Group’s key partners and associates are drawn from a diverse range of practice areas including corporate and commercial, technology and IP.

We act for a number of high-profile sports clients. These range from individual athletes and sports agents, to clubs and governing bodies in a variety of sports namely football, rugby, squash, horseracing, eventing, hockey and mixed martial arts.

We provide a multi-disciplinary, unique mixture of commercial and legal expertise across:

  • Sports disputes, regulatory and governance
  • Crisis management and criminal investigations
  • Talent representation, brand and reputation management
  • Sports media and data
  • Commercial arrangements and sponsorship
  • Corporate transactions

Our Sports Group is recognised as a leader in the field by the Legal 500.

“The team has a breadth of experience across a number of fields of litigation, including employment law, meaning they are an up-and-coming force in sports law.”

Legal 500, 2021