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We work with some of the world’s best known and innovative sports brands and organisations. Our expertise spans the entire spectrum of the sports industry. We advise on diverse areas from player transfers to broadcasting rights, club restructuring to stadium acquisitions, sporting rules to sports investments, disciplinary hearings to sponsorship strategy and brand protection to property leasing. Sport is our passion and that shows in our work. We know the law but what sets us apart is our fresh attitude, pragmatic problem solving and vibrant team.
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Relax, just do it?By Alex Kelham
A Twitter campaign “#wedemandchange” appears to have had effect nearly three years after it was initiated during the 2012 London Olympic Games. In a move which may lift the spirits of brands and athletes looking to capitalise on interest in the forthcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last week proposed two interesting changes to the Olympic Charter.
Jackson ReformsBy Paula Barry
Lord Justice Jackson undertook a review of litigation procedure in 2009 with particular emphasis on the concerns expressed by the judiciary and others in relation to the high cost of litigation. This resulted in the publication of two reports (interim and final) in 2009/10, which made numerous recommendations proposing radical changes to litigation procedure. Many of the recommendations contained in the report have now been implemented.
Corruption crisis leaves Fifa in limboBy Alex Kelham
Alex Kelham has been quoted in an article by SportsPro Magazine. Following the arrest of a number of senior officials and marketing executives and the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, its longstanding president, the article examines Fifa's uncertain future and the possible backlash from sponsors.