Best Professional Services Firm in Sport

BCD Sports

The client brief involved assisting the Belgian Sports press who wanted to shadow the journey of Belgium’s national Football team This meant finding lodging close to the BE ‘base camp’ of the National Team The challenge was that they had limited funds and wanted normal market rates Another issue was the late confirmation of the fact that the BE team chose the northwest of Moscow as their basecamp close to the training center of the Belgian national team “The Red Devils”

The BE Press group were delighted with the personalized service and after spending a month away from home and being under the stress and pressure of covering the footballing world’s biggest event, it was fantastic to hear that everybody was happy.

BCD Sports also received the same feedback from all of the main sponsors and partners of the Belgian FA and several FIT-groups.

This level of service led to more business from the client who have already asked BCD Sports to deal with their National League games as well as the UEFA European Championships in 2020.


Jockey Club Services

Jockey Club Services (JCS) has developed a world class platform of services which is now available to the professional sports market. Marked improvements have been experienced by JCS’s clients in the performance of their clubs and they have achieved savings across many facets of their businesses; allowing profits to be re-invested back into their sport.

With expertise in Procurement, Ticketing, Finance & Accounting, Payroll, Public Wi-fi, IT Services, Events, Live Music and Catering, JCS has provided procurement services to five county cricket teams, ticketing to three county cricket teams and the Badminton Horse Trials, live music to The Ageas Bowl and Kingsholm, has created the Rewards4Cricket Loyalty programme being run by Hampshire, Glamorgan, Durham, Lancashire and Worcestershire County Cricket Clubs. JCS’s fastest growing service is finance and accounting where partners include Table Tennis England, England Squash, Badminton England, British Fencing and UK Athletics. JCS has many other NGB’s in the pipeline.

JCS can deliver significant economies of scale to other professional sports organisations, saving them money and providing insights based on experiences which prove a real benefit. These economies of scale will only increase as new partners come on board.


K&L Gates

K&L Gates is a very large global law firm with approximately 2,000 lawyers in 45 offices on 5 continents.

A key pillar of the firm is our Global Sports Practice, headquartered in London and established over 25 years ago, with specialist lawyers from a wide range of technical disciplines and across our international platform in USA, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and South America. The practice was founded and is still led by Warren Phelops, acknowledged by Sports Business International as one of the world’s most influential lawyers.

Our clients tend to be operating internationally at the sharp end of the industry. Our range of work and legal advice is especially broad – a one stop shop. The lists of sports covered and marquee global events involved are extensive. These factors demonstrate that the industry at its highest level internationally relies on us to support its legal needs. We do it with a specific focus that understands the regulatory, commercial and cultural framework in which the global sports industry operates.

This was recognised by our recent accolade from The Times (UK) as a Best Law Firm 2019: Entertainment & Sport.


KSS

KSS is one of the foremost sports architecture practices in the UK. With a number of awards, we have been formally recognised as a leading professional service in sport. We specialise in stadia, indoor arenas and training centres in the UK, Europe and around the world.
With over 100 members of staff in Central London and Sevenoaks Kent, we have an established reputation for bespoke, high quality design, supported with technical excellence and backed by critical commercial judgement.

Our sports team leaders have over 25 years of experience in stadium design and are proud to have worked globally in this field. Key highlights are The Amex Community Stadium in Brighton, Main Stand Development at Anfield, No.1 Court at Wimbledon, London 2012 Basketball Arena and the recently completed East Stand Development at the Home of Rugby, Twickenham Stadium.


Onside Law

Onside Law was set up with, and remains loyal to, its original client service mantra of providing “high quality specialist legal services in a way which those working in the sports industry need and want”. Two of the founding partners had spent many years as in-house legal counsel at IMG and were frustrated at how rarely they received legal advice in a form they needed or at a sensible cost. The firm was founded to satisfy that need.

We are proud that as the firm has grown and prospered, it has played a part in the development of the sports law industry and is now the oldest sport-specific boutique law firm in the UK.

No firm has more lawyers recognised as sports law experts in the independent directories. In fact the firm is regularly rated as one of the pre-eminent sports law firms in the UK. Chambers and Partners UK described Onside Law as “an amazing outfit. They offer a one-stop shop for sport.”

Our team of 20 lawyers advise across all legal practice areas impacting the sports industry, ranging from commercial, corporate, intellectual property, media, employment and sports integrity/regulatory through to dispute resolution.

We are proud that the founding principles still form the bedrock of the firm and have helped us to build a firm with long standing client relationships with many of the key players in the sports industry.