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Market-leading sports broadcasting offering that advises illustrious rights holders on domestic and international auctions and distribution contracts, particularly in football. Has a considerable practice in event staging, advising on commercial arrangements for international events. Regularly assists with sports infrastructure arrangements, such as stadium financing, as well as sponsorship, competition law and related litigation. Also demonstrates expertise in sophisticated anti-piracy issues.
One client remarks: "Their advice enables us to be confident in our position with respect to other parties, and they are also helpful in identifying solutions."
Advised Football DataCo on a dispute concerning whether the granting of an exclusive licence to Betgenius to collect and distribute live football data in the betting market is anti-competitive.
Nick Fitzpatrick is global co-chair of the firm's media, sport and entertainment section. He acts for governing bodies, sponsors and rights holders on commercial contracts and media rights matters.
"He explains the issues involved in a straightforward way and provides advice which makes clear the implications of the options. He also identifies and sets out pragmatic solutions which protect our position."
John Cloke places strong focus on digital content distribution as part of a broad commercial and regulatory sports practice. He regularly assists clients in the football and motorsports industries.
"He combines commercial acumen with a practical, can-do approach to legal support and an outstanding technical understanding of the relevant issues in this area."