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Squire Patton Boggs

Steve Bainbridge

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts
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Corporate/Commercial & Commercial Contracts - United Arab Emirates

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Steve Bainbridge is an accomplished partner who regularly advises international clients on commercial contracts, supplier agreements and regulatory issues relating to event management. He is lauded by clients for being "responsive and extremely thorough. His easy grasp of sports governing bodies and how they operate mixes with his deep knowledge of local law and business customs." In September 2021 he left Al Tamimi to join Squire Patton Boggs in Dubai, where he now heads the firm's Middle East sports and entertainment team.
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Steve has extensive experience gained on a wide array of transactions underpinning the sports sector from governance issues to athlete endorsement agreements, anti-ambush marketing strategies, player contracts, broadcasting, merchandising and licensing agreements, disciplinary issues, and various sports-specific venue management arrangements.

He regularly advises foreign law firms, individuals, corporate entities, governing bodies and institutions on matters spanning motorsports, horseracing, triathlons, MMA, cycling, golf, tennis, cricket, rugby and football amongst others. With significant top-tier law firm experience in both North America and the Far East prior to moving to the Middle East, Steve spent a number of years at one of the largest law firms in Tokyo, representing clients on broadcasting rights and sponsorship contracts in connection with FIFA World Cups, X-Games, PGA tour sponsorships, videogame licensing and stadium naming rights deals.

Steve is an IAAF Judicial Tribunal member, a lecturer and advisor to numerous Sports Law LL.M. programs and he was previously General Counsel at Yas Marina Circuit managing the central legal function of the iconic F1 circuit, overseeing all contracts from F1 rights through sponsorship, broadcasting and venue contracts, as well as managing litigation and supervising secondees and outside counsel and advising the CEO and Board on risk and strategy.

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Steve Bainbridge

Squire Patton Boggs

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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

Burj Daman Office Tower, Level 10

P.O. Box 111713

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