Practice AreasSport

We advise clubs, entities and sports foundations, as well as elite athletes and senior managers. We also provide advice to different companies providing services across the sports sector.

We offer comprehensive advice to all actors involved in the sports industry. Our advice includes the following areas of law:

Corporate law

  • Advising sports entities (clubs, public limited sports companies, foundations and associations) on M&A deals (due diligence on transferring and/or taking over sports clubs and entities), corporate law, restructuring, etc.
  • Negotiation, drafting and supervision of specific commercial contracts: sponsorship, broadcasting & media rights, merchandising, franchising, marketing, ticketing, partnership, image rights, trademark licenses, etc.

Labor and Employment Law

  • Advice on the recruitment of athletes, technical personnel, management personnel and employees of sports entities.
  • Advice on recurrent aspects in the field of sports contracting, ordinary and special labor relations and Social Security, as well as assistance and advice with regard to restructuring processes and labor disputes.

Dispute resolution

  • Counseling and legal representation in pre-litigation and litigation processes in relation to image rights, sponsorship, labor/service breaches, etc.

Tax Law

  • Management of taxation of both sports entities and elite athletes.
  • Advice on matters of tax planning, private wealth, international taxation and optimization of financial structures in defense of their interests both before the AEAT and courts.

Intelectual and Industrial Property

  • Legal advice in relation to image and advertising rights, trademark registration, etc.
  • Legal defense in administrative, judicial and extrajudicial procedures.

Immigration law

  • Assistance before the corresponding public bodies with the procurement of residence and work permits for elite athletes and support personnel (logistics, family members, etc.).

We can also offer advice on Real Estate & Urban Planning, Criminal Law & Compliance and Privacy & Data Protection, among other areas.