We have an impressive roster of sports industry clients, including football clubs, player associations, governing bodies and sports personalities. We have a wealth of sports law experience, advising these clients on matters such as reputation management, social media education and audits, disputes, sponsorship deals, regulatory work, general contractual issues, branding and intellectual property issues.
Our work includes:
- Social media education
- Reputation management
- General contractual work
- Advertising and sponsorship
- Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
- Reputation audits
Our sports lawyers facilitate deals between governing bodies and broadcasters. When working on sports media rights agreements, clients are mainly either sports governing bodies or broadcasters. Sports governing bodies hold the rights to particular events, while broadcasters bid for the rights to that content.
Our sports clients
Himsworth Scott acts for some of the top names in sport, many of whom we cannot name. However, to give a flavour, our clients include: Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, Watford FC, the Rugby Players Association, the Professional Cricketers Association, England Netball, the Rugby Football Union, Premiership Rugby and many others.
Individual players and athletes we have acted for include world champion boxers, international rugby and cricket players, gymnasts, athletes and, in terms of football, we have acted for some of the greatest players of their generation, including a Knight of the Realm, some of the best players to have graced the Premier League and the world stage and we can boast an entire squad’s worth of places who have played in World Cup Finals or Semi Finals.