BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN SPORT – LEGAL
The Sport, Media and Entertainment team at Armstrong Teasdale is a cornerstone practice group for the U.S. firm’s London offering. Our dedicated team of sports law practitioners is comprised of seven lawyers and led by Zane Shihab, Partner and U.K. Head of the Sports Department. We also work closely with other firm lawyers across practice areas to provide innovative solutions to clients in the sport sector.
Our experienced team has been at the forefront of the development of sports law and is recognised as being one of the most experienced sports law firms in Europe. The team has led ground-breaking work involving complex litigation on issues such as competition and ticketing, in addition to all aspects of sport, intellectual property and commercial law.
As a result of its dynamic and flexible client-centred approach, the team has developed an outstanding portfolio of clients including some of the most prominent sports events, governing bodies and individuals.
Mackrell Solicitors has set itself apart in the world of sports law by providing a personable, holistic service that considers every aspect of a sporting professional’s life.
In just a few short years, the team has built close, lasting relationships with players, athletes and organisations from a wide range of sports – ranging from world champion boxers to top-tier football clubs.
Acting for more than 50 athletes around the world, the team continues to go from strength to strength, building connections and providing advice to some of the sports industry’s leading lights.
The Sports & Entertainment Team at Mackrell Solicitors is meeting a growing demand for its services globally through the expansion of its team and its wider network of close contacts, including top-level accountants and financial advisers that ensure every aspect of their sports client’s lives are carefully managed.
As a founding member of Mackrell International, it is also able to call upon the expertise of lawyers in more than 60 countries around the world – ensuring its sports clients can obtain immediate access to advice in almost any jurisdiction.
Northridge Law LLP
Within five years of being established, Northridge has cemented its position as the first-choice legal advisor on the most complex and important matters in sport.
This is evidenced by its run of ground-breaking transactions in 2022 including advising Spotify on its partnership with FC Barcelona, acting as lead counsel on the sale of Chelsea FC, advising Elliott on the sale of AC Milan and acting on the launch of LIV Golf.
Onside Law is a boutique sports law firm. Having been at the forefront of the industry for nearly two decades, Onside Law advises on the biggest deals and disputes in the sporting world. Highlights from the last 12 months include working on Aaron Ramsdale’s move to Arsenal, advising on Heart of Midlothian becoming the UK’s largest fan-owned club and acting for a Premier League club at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The team continues to go from strength to strength and has solidified its reputation as the go-to legal advisors in sport.