Key issues

DLA Piper is at the forefront of advising the sports, media and entertainment industries on finance, investment and corporate issues, production and rights acquisition, the exploitation of media rights, the staging and exploitation of live sports and other events, intellectual property protection and enforcement, regulatory and administrative issues, antitrust and competition law, theme park and stadium and arena development and management, and the resolution of disputes.

How DLA Piper can help

  • Data protection, privacy and security
  • Franchise and commercial contracts
  • Media, sport, gaming and entertainment
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent prosecution and strategic patent counseling
  • Technology transactions and strategic sourcing
  • Trademark and copyright

Our team

The team advises film studios and producers, distributors, broadcasters, promoters, advertisers, rights holders, leagues, clubs, franchise owners, international and national governing bodies and agencies, event promoters, sponsors, investors, banks and other leading corporations and individuals. It also provides a coordinated hub for advising the leading gaming operators and suppliers in the gaming sector in respect to the myriad of local laws and regulation pertaining to the activities.

A market-leading international team of lawyers is represented throughout Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America. It offers the benefits of a global business law firm, with a network of experience extending across the world.