Sports


IPS Law’s Sports clients include Premier League Football Clubs, Championship Football Clubs senior international football and rugby players, international cricketers and golfers, as well as rights holders, sponsors, event organisers, promoters and agents.

With associated offices in Italy and Germany (see “Contact Us” page) we have unparalleled expertise in providing positive, pragmatic and commercial advice on matters including:

Commercial

  • Shirt Sponsorship Agreements.
  • Technical kit supply agreements.
  • Commercial partnership agreements.
  • Brand licensing and merchandising agreements.
  • Inter club co-operation agreements.
  • Electronic turnstile operation agreements.
  • Payment card and managed transaction service agreements.
  • Media content development agreements.
  • Website optimisation agreement.

Player Transfers

  • Player transfers.
  • Playing Contracts.
  • Agent Representation Contracts.
  • Compromise agreements.
  • Image rights structures.

Regulatory Advice

We have extensive knowledge of the rules of the Premier League, the Football League, the Football Association and FIFA Regulations as well as regulatory bodies in many other sports and advice in relation to FA’s Agents Regulations.

    • FA Premier League’s Deed of Licence.
    • Disciplinary matters.
    • Doping investigations.
    • EU and UK competition issues.

    Dispute Resolution

    In addition to extensive experience in relation to UK High Court and County Court litigation, we have extensive experience in cases involving:-

    • Premier League Hearings.
    • Court of Arbitration for Sport.
    • Arbitration Proceedings.
    • Mediation hearings.
    • Employment Tribunals.
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