Behind the spotlights of stage, screen and sports stadia lies the fine print that protects the rights of performers, sponsors and other players in the sports and entertainment industries. Our sport & entertainment lawyers provide highly-sought after services to sports bodies; authorities; associations; clubs; unions; sponsors; players; agents; managers; advertisers and broadcasters on various matters. These include documentation issues, commercial exploitation of rights and contract negotiations. Clients come from a range of sporting disciplines (among them cricket, rugby, soccer, golf, athletics and horseracing) and include broadcasters, administrators and leading professional sportspeople.

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Our sport & entertainment lawyers have also acted for a wide range of participants in the entertainment sector, including entertainers; bands; actors and actresses; directors; producers; broadcasters; sponsors; financiers; and investors.

Services include sponsorships; endorsements; player contracts; ambush marketing; merchandising; commercial exploitation; the negotiating and drafting of sponsorship, advertising, management and agency agreements; and the negotiating and drafting of agreements in respect of broadcast rights and event hosting.

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