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MinterEllison

Sports Law

1 ranked lawyersBand 1AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent offering for events organisation, stadium agreements and facilities licensing agreements with multiple sports bodies. Also equipped to handle sponsorship arrangements, regulatory and compliance matters, IP and broadcasting issues and reputation management, drawing upon the broader resources of the national firm as and when appropriate. Possesses specialist knowledge of the racing and football codes and a premier disciplinary investigations capability. At the forefront of major events project delivery in Australia.

Strengths

A client who notes that "MinterEllison have been excellent in the matters on which they have been engaged," adds that this excellence includes "an ability to take on complex matters and provide clear and comprehensive advice in respect of them," further observing: "Even where they have been briefed at relatively short notice, they have been able to maintain the level of quality that we have come to expect from them."

Work highlights

Advised the National Rugby League on the introduction of an in-house scheme dedicated to the accreditation and regulation of player agents. The mandate included the management of negotiations with the existing Rugby League Player Agent Association, which ultimately accepted the new arrangement.

Notable practitioners

Practice head David Poulton advises across a wide range of practice area issues, including questions related to insurance, corporate risk and media-linked disputes. He is particularly well regarded for his in-depth knowledge of the football and racing spheres.

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Sports Law


David Poulton
Band 2