Spring|Law has a long association with sport and acting for sports personalities.
Our familiarity and interest in the sports sector adds value to our legal perspective. Spring|Sports is headed up by Tim Perry. Tim was General Legal Counsel of a UK listed Sports Marketing Group with offices in 6 jurisdictions. Tim has extensive experience of dealing with sports personalities, companies, organisations, clubs, agents and governing bodies and has assembled a team that can speak the language of sport and sports law.
On the commercial side, Spring|Sports can help with all corporate and commercial contracts and negotiations, including those relating to sponsorship, hospitality, venues, image and media rights and royalties.
On the contentious side, Spring|Sports understands that media scrutiny surrounding sport is constant as is the presence of risk. The 2015 allegations against Russia, Qatar, FIFA and the IAAF are highlights of a year where, once again, sports and its power brokers have been catapulted into unwelcome exposure. Recent media scrutiny of Paula Radcliffe, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Maria Sharapova and Mo Farah highlight the prospect of real harm to career sportspeople. Spring| Sports employs a mixture of legal and non-legal tools to manage the fall out of media speculation to sports personalities.
Spring|Sports acknowledges the specific risks associated with sport and has expertise in:
- Contract exposure
- Investigations into corrupt practices
- Due diligence
- Best practice
- Litigation – contract and reputational