The firm has developed expertise in Sports Law, providing both advisory and litigation services to sports companies and groups, in the context of their economic, financial and strategic development, to professional sports unions, and professional football and rugby clubs.

Involved with independent federations and authorities, public authorities and international institutions, the firm has acquired proven expertise by working on all legal issues relating to the sports sector.

Recently, the firm specialised in esport to address this sector as legal framework is nascent in France.

Areas of expertise

  • Legal and financial structuring tailored to sports groups
  • Raising the awareness of public authorities
  • Financing, construction, renovation and operation of sports facilities, naming contracts
  • Protection of the intellectual property rights of sports companies and athletes, image rights
  • Sponsorship contracts and athletes’ advertising contracts
  • Audio-visual rights
  • Assistance to esport stakeholders (professional players contracts, team management, obtaining approvals, tournaments organization)
  • Defence before committees (especially disciplinary committees) of federations, national and international professional leagues of the French Olympic and Sporting Committee (CNOSF), safeguarding employment, voluntary redundancy plans
  • Assisting professional football clubs (League 1) and rugby clubs (Top 14) in drafting their contracts (professional players, sports agents, other professional clubs and bodies) and in pre-litigation and litigation situations relating to the performance, interpretation or termination of these contracts.