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Sports Law

4 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Continues to demonstrate notable experience across sports, media, entertainment and technology law. Earns plaudits for its representation of individual athletes in commercial mandates including rights arrangements and sponsorship deals. Acts in domestic and international disciplinary proceedings. Also represents federations, teams, broadcasters and sponsors in a range of matters.

Strengths

One client says: "Level is a dynamic, forward-thinking firm where most legal issues in sport can be dealt with, due to the breadth of experience and expertise that its lawyers have."

"There is a serious amount of legal talent in this specialist firm," another client reveals, adding that the team has "a real focus on delivering top-quality work."

Interviewees describe the firm as "flexible, friendly and very well connected."

Work highlights

Assisted the Asian Football Confederation with the renegotiation of multiple sponsorship and broadcasting rights agreements following COVID-19 cancellations.

Notable practitioners

Dan Harrington is a commercial sports lawyer with significant experience representing media platforms, governing bodies and sportspeople. He advises clients on a range of commercial matters including broadcasting deals, sponsorship agreements and athlete endorsements.
"Dan is an excellent lawyer who is knowledgeable, practical and very calm under pressure. He is always available and excellent at meeting tight timelines." "He is immensely knowledgeable in relation to sports media rights."

Daniel Lowen is held in high regard for the depth of his expertise and experience in football as part of a broad sports practice. His clients include athletes, governing bodies and sponsors, to whom he provides advice on a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters.
"Daniel is simply an exceptional lawyer. He is brilliant technically, approachable and provides pragmatic and commercially sound advice."

Liz Coley advises football clubs on a wide range of commercial and contractual matters.
"She has phenomenally good attention to detail, lives and breathes the game and is a brilliant lawyer."

Morris Bentata handles the full range of marketing and media rights on behalf of various stakeholders in sport including governing bodies, broadcasters and sponsors. He frequently advises on multi-jurisdictional broadcast and rights deals.
"Morris is truly excellent in all regards, including his technical leadership, negotiating approach and client service. He combines that with a very flexible and friendly personal style."

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UK-wide

Sport


Dan Harrington
Band 5
Daniel Lowen
Band 2
Liz Coley
Up and Coming
Morris Bentata
Band 2