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DLA Piper LLP

Sport

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What the team is known for

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.

Strengths

A client reports: "The firm are extremely responsive, and the quality of the advice is of a very high quality. They know our business and appetite for risk very well. This means their advice is often well tailored for our needs."

Sources describe this as a "broad practice with top-tier clients."

Work highlights

Assisted the Premier League with the sale of its audio-visual rights up to and including the 2021/22 season.

Notable practitioners

John Cloke places strong focus on digital content distribution as part of a broad commercial and regulatory sports practice. One impressed client says: "He's been really good - very pragmatic in his approach, always clear and responsive, with understandable drafting."

Nick Fitzpatrick is global co-chair of the firm's media, sport and entertainment section. He is lauded by commentators as "the undisputed king of broadcasting" in the world of sport. He acts for governing bodies, sponsors and rights holders on commercial contracts and media rights matters.

Simon Levine serves as the firm's global co-CEO. He has deep experience in sports law, providing expertise in a wide range of media and sponsorship arrangements.

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Sport Department

DLA Piper LLP

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160 Aldersgate Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC1A 4HT

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Sport


John Cloke
Up and Coming
Nick Fitzpatrick
Band 1
Simon Levine
Eminent Practitioners