Pinsent Masons advises governing bodies, associations and clubs, domestically and internationally, on both contentious and non-contentious mandates. The team demonstrates expertise in sport finance and investment, and stands out for its work in football and horse racing. Active on matters involving infrastructure for major sporting events and sports clubs including stadium development.
"They always provide good-quality, timely advice."
"They make us feel that we are their most important client."
"They have outstanding industry knowledge and are very proactive."
Pinsent Masons advised the sports agency 10Ten Talent, which acts for Casey Stoney, as she took up a new role managing San Diego Wave in the NWSL.
Trevor Watkins is a longstanding expert in sports law and regularly acts on behalf of major governing bodies and clubs. He has considerable experience assisting with commercial collaborations, sponsorship arrangements and corporate acquisitions. "Trevor is in my view the best-connected lawyer in the sports and entertainment sector, and always ensures that the team he brings to bear on any specific issue has the expertise and knowledge to offer a high level of service.""He's incredibly proactive and super responsive.""He has in-depth industry knowledge."
Julian Diaz-Rainey focuses on handling commercial and regulatory disputes arising in the world of sport. He has particular expertise in football matters, having acted on behalf of high-profile clubs and governing bodies on a regular basis. "He's very well known, with a good reputation."