SPORTS LAW 

Sports is an emerging area of practice in the country, both from the business as well as the legal standpoint. Our lawyers, however, have been at the forefront of discharging quality legal advice to this nascent practice area. In an industry which is still finding its direction, challenges emerge, on a day-to-day basis and clients require hand holding even before the structure of the entity is formalized. On account of our understanding of Governing Bodies, Sports Federations, League Owners, Sports Management companies, Sports persons, Broadcasters, the specialist dispute resolution mechanism, etc., we have been able to deliver solutions that are legally sound and commercially feasible.
Our holistic approach to the sector is rooted in our conceptual understanding of sports and its business ecosystem. Operational on ground assistance with multidisciplinary approach has been the cornerstone of our body of work in this nascent and ever evolving sector of Law.

In addition to advisory our lawyers have a large body of work in terms of developing the legal ecosystem in terms of advising on sports policy, authoring books, articles and even conducting sports law programmes in educational institutions. Our lawyers have experience in:

 

  • Engaging with Sports Federations and commercial rights holders,       through the entire lifecycle of a Professional League including       conceptualisation, league structuring, documentation for the       league, teams, players, etc., sale of commercial rights,       documentation and due diligence, setting up and administration of       Governing Council, player auctions, operationalization of the       league, and dispute resolution.
  • Engaging with various stakeholders for operationalization of       Leagues for the sports of Kabaddi, Badminton, Polo, Snooker and       Table Tennis.
  • Representing a prominent athlete in his quest to secure a position       in the Indian Olympic squad for 2016, and sought implementation       of the Sports Code.
  • Advising a sports academy run by prominent badminton player on       its day-to-day legal requirements.
  • Giving corporate legal advisory to a prominent sports management       companies in India.
  • Providing corporate legal advisory and M&A support to a new       media sports news platform.
  • Providing legal advisory and regulatory structuring for school and       college-based multi-disciplinary sports leagues.
  • Giving litigation support and IPR advisory for a prominent IPL       Franchise.
  • Advising sports teams and league owners on competition law       aspects of sports.
  • Advising sports teams and league owners on adherence to the       Sports Code.
  • Advising the only National Sports Promotion Organization in the       country for its legal and policy queries.
  • Providing litigation support and corporate legal advisory to a       prominent ISL Franchise.
  • Providing legal advice and policy support for the nodal association       for the sport of badminton in India.
  • Conducting Sports Law education programs for prominent national       law schools of India.

HIGHLIGHTS

We deliver solutions that are legally sound and commercially feasible in an otherwise nascent practice area, through our deep understanding of all its constituent members.

 

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