The world of sport is now a huge business, whether in terms of the investment required to build a successful Premier League football club or the sheer scale, expense and operational logistics involved in delivering a major global sporting event such as London 2012. The acceleration of sport as a business has brought great opportunity and also challenges. Financing and taxation, the need for modern infrastructure to optimise revenues and the fan experience, and the complex contractual and intellectual property relationships between clubs, agents, sponsors and other entities are just some of the issues to be navigated. We help clients across the sport industry to find commercial legal solutions. Our expert lawyers have a proven track record in helping over 100 sport clients, including clubs, governing bodies, banks and other investors, sponsors, construction companies and high profile players and athletes to achieve their objectives and protect their interests. Our work for those clients has in recent years included six stadia projects across four different sports and work for more than 20 football clubs in leagues across seven countries.
Sport is a core area of focus for our firm. Led by independently-ranked sport specialists, our team consists of market leaders in all aspects of major real estate projects, sport disputes and financing. Complemented by further specialist tax, commercial contracts, intellectual property, equity capital markets, competition law, advocacy and bribery lawyers, and offices across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner offers a holistic legal solution for your most significant sport business activities. You will find each of us to be personally committed to your commercial and sporting success.