The sport market in the Middle East continues to grow and attract international athletes, teams, clubs and tournaments on a 5 star level. From the world richest horse racing world cup in Dubai, Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar to tennis, world class golf and rugby tournaments as well as top class polo, show jumping and horse endurance events. The growth offers opportunities for others involved in sport activities such as event organizers, media companies and service providers. Fast growth usually offers opportunities and challenges and this is why legal specialized support is critical.
One of the primary areas of our sport law practice is ‘Equestrian Sports’. We have set-up Equine Legal Consultancy™ as a special platform for this niche practice. Equine Legal Consultancy provides legal support in the Middle East and Europe through a network of branch offices and experienced lawyers specialized in equine law. Visit our dedicated equine legal consultancy website for more information.
Our sports law practice advise athletes, clubs, associations, organizers and media companies on various matters including the following:
Agreements between clubs and players
Event management and organization including venue lease, ticketing, media relations, health, safety and insurance.
Stadium and arena development and management and naming rights
Advising leagues, clubs and players on Sponsorship, licensing and merchandising
Compliance and regulatory approvals
Disciplinary proceedings and Appeals before tribunal and sports governing bodies and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)
Broadcasting and Media Rights Agreements including online content production, distribution, management and exploitation
Brand Protection and Exploitation including, licensing arrangements, merchandise distribution, trademark infringements registration; copyright protection and exploitation.