Lewis Silkin LLP

Alex Kelham

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Alex is a partner, and joint head of Lewis Silkin's Sports Business group. She is a commercial and IP lawyer, specialising in the exploitation of commercial rights in sport advising on a range of sports marketing and commercial matters, including global sponsorship deals, media rights agreements and brand protection. Her clients include federations, athletes, brands, agencies and other sport-centric businesses. Alex is skilled in drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements. She also has strong IP credentials and regularly helps clients protect and enforce their IP assets. Alex is a global expert on ambush marketing and the special legislation that sports rights holders implement in relation to major events.


University of Nottingham (LLB Hons); Joined Lewis Silkin in 2013, became partner in 2017.

Professional Memberships

Alex is on the Editorial Board of Law in Sport for IP.


Lexis PSL: Practice Note on Image rights – protection, exploitation and taxation: Alex Kelham and JJ Shaw

SVG Sports Tech Journal: Virtual Advertising – Cutting through the Regulation. https://issuu.com/sportsvideogroup/docs/20stj_fallfinalissuu?fr=sMjJmYjE4OTg3NDE at p116


Alex was an international swimmer, winning gold and two silver medals in the relay at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. She swims regularly and is a non-executive board member of British Swimming.