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Pinsent Masons

Sport

2 ranked lawyersBand 4UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Advises governing bodies, associations and clubs both domestically and internationally on both contentious and non-contentious mandates. Considerable activity in the areas of horse racing and football. Demonstrates expertise in sport finance and investment. Active on matters involving infrastructure for major sporting events and sports clubs including stadium development.

Strengths

An impressed client reveals: "I was thoroughly impressed with Pinsent Masons from start to finish - they were very commercial, responsive and understood the market."

Another client says: "Pinsent Masons is a solid firm with international reach and partnerships in key markets."

Work highlights

Advised WIT Fitness on its multi-year collaboration agreement with Icelandic CrossFit athlete Sara Ragnheiður Sigmundsdóttir.

Notable practitioners

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.
"Julian is confident, assured and takes a commercially pragmatic view on all matters."

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.
"He always thinks about the bigger corporate and commercial picture. The consummate networker and facilitator, one of Trevor's key assets is his exceptional network offering him international reach and a truly global perspective."

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Sport


Julian Diaz-Rainey
Band 4
Trevor Watkins
Band 2