Farrer & Co LLP

Sport Department

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What the team is known for Instructed on matters across the whole sporting sphere, with acknowledged expertise in advising major governing bodies including Olympic organisations and the FA. Assists sports clubs with a wide range of commercial, property and governance matters. Also represents a number of elite athletes in commercial and private matters, including image rights, tax planning and reputation management. Offers a full-service approach with strength in safeguarding and employment matters.

Strengths Clients say: "They are pragmatic in their approach and develop solutions which are consistent with the law but also workable and able to be implemented within the sector."

Work highlights Continued to advise the PGA European Tour on a series of governance and regulatory issues among others.

Notable practitioners

Julian Pike
is held in high regard for his expertise in reputation management on behalf of individual athletes and sports governing bodies. A client describes him as "a very capable and experienced practitioner whose media law advice and counsel is invaluable."