Recognised as a market leader for advising clients in the sport and media sectors, our team has been setting the standards in the field for many years. Our multi-lingual team and global network of contacts enables us to advise on a worldwide basis. We work with governing bodies, national associations, leagues, clubs, player/athlete associations, individual players/athletes and agents/intermediaries. We also work with rights holders, brands and individual personalities.
One of Centrefield’s key strengths is advising on regulatory and governance issues, including:
Centrefield advises clients on disputes and their resolution, including before the following forums:
Centrefield advises on all types of disciplinary matters, including:
Centrefield advises on integrity matters, including:
Centrefield has extensive experience of advising individuals working in the sports and media sector and their agents/intermediaries including in relation to:
Centrefield advises on player/athlete contract issues in a number of sports.
We represent clubs, including in the Premier League, Football League, Scottish Professional Football League and Major League Soccer and advise the Professional Footballers’ Association and the Rugby Players’ Association (and their respective members). As the UK’s leading legal practice in football, we routinely act on world recording breaking transfers. We advise on issues in relation to:
Centrefield has extensive experience of advising on all matters in connection with image rights, including:
Centrefield has extensive experience of advising in connection with the engagement of foreign nationals (playing and non-playing staff) for both club related personnel and individual athletes and their families, including advising in relation to:
Centrefield advises both rights holders and sponsors on all sponsorship and partnership issues, with market leading experience of advising on some of the largest and most high profile deals. This includes advising on the structure and exploitation of commercial programmes and the protection of associated brand(s) and rights and negotiating and/or drafting a range of commercial agreements, including in relation to:
Centrefield has vast experience of advising both rights holders and licensees in connection with merchandising, licensing and affinity arrangements. This includes advising on:
Centrefield advises on issues relating to event organisation and venues, including: