Our global team is regularly recognized as a leading legal team:

  • Band 1 in TMT (Chambers Global 2021)
  • Band 1 in TMT (Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021)
  • Band 2 in TMT: Media (Chambers Europe 2021)
  • Band 2 in Sports Law (Chambers USA: Nationwide 2021)
  • Tier 1 in TMT: Media and Entertainment (Legal 500 UK 2022)
  • Band 2 in Sport (Chambers UK 2022)
  • Band 1 in TMT (Chambers UAE 2021)
  • Plus many other national top tier rankings in Chambers and Legal 500.

A selection of our recent experience includes advising:

  • Liverpool Football Club and Athletics Grounds Limited (LFC) in defending a GBP1.13 million claim brought by sports intermediary Winlink Marketing Limited
  • Premier League with its broadcasting and media rights activities
  • A.S. Roma and its affiliates with the construction, planning, real estate and corporate matters for the new Stadio della Roma and related mixed-use development
  • Los Angeles Chargers in connection with their relocation from San Diego to Los Angeles
  • NBA China regarding its complex matters, including responding to a shifting audio-visual regulatory landscape (primary re: the European Digital Single Market), virtual advertising issues and a wide variety of other commercial arrangements
  • Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy on partnership arrangements for the development of a stadium and tournament infrastructure and the legacy redevelopment of one of the 2022 Football World Cup tournament sites
  • Vice Media on the creation of 'VICELAND', a series of linear television channels
  • Los Angeles Football Club in connection with corporate, tax, finance, employment and commercial matters relating to its run up to its first MLS match and new stadium
  • Dentsu Aegis, the world's leading, focused media and digital communications group, with various transactions
  • Discovery on its pan-European acquisition of rights to the Summer and Winter Olympic Games for 2018-2024. US and international sporting organizations on trademark, athlete rights of publicity, and ticket resale issues relating to the Olympic Games
  • Australian Football League on the landmark acquisition of Melbourne's Etihad Stadium
  • Lenders' counsel in connection with a new stadium for Raiders Las Vegas
  • Lenders' counsel in connection with a new stadium for Tottenham Hotspur
  • Germany's leading broadcasters in connection with important regulatory issues, including advertising regulation on product placement or insertion of adverts, license obligations to carry third parties and the protection of minors
  • Various international broadcasters and media companies such as ESPN, Disney, Lionsgate, Warner Bros, Discovery, Scripps, Vice Media, and beIN Sports on the carriage/distribution of their channels and content, in arrangements with various platform operators, including advice on their OTT and other direct to consumer strategies
  • The NBA on Ofcom Broadcast Regulations and UK Gaming Law; betting regulation in a number of jurisdictions; sponsorship and marketing arrangements with a number of partners; and issues related to COVID-19
  • Unicef UK’s ground-breaking partnership to become the official charity of the Rugby League World Cup 2021
  • Sony Entertainment Television on acquiring and exploiting media rights to international cricket events, including the Indian Premier League and ICC Cricket World Cups
  • LEGO on all international distribution arrangements to broadcasters and other digital platforms for various LEGO television including advising on, drafting and negotiating the content license agreements. We also advise LEGO on various EU broadcast regulations including the Audio Visual Media Services Directive
  • Unilever on its recent partnership with the “League of Legends” global esports events
  • Zenimax on their worldwide trademark and copyright protection strategy, as well as on leading enforcement actions against counterfeiting and unauthorized pre-launch use, in connection with the release of one of the biggest video game rollouts in history, The Elder Scrolls