One legal practice has emerged as the first choice among all parties involved in the sports, media and entertainment sectors who demand the very best representation and expect superior client service – DLA Piper.
We understand the way the sport, media and entertainment industries work. We are trusted key advisors, with the experience and reach to advise in any major jurisdiction. Our clients benefit from our deep industry knowledge and experience, and from our creative, solution-oriented and responsive approach.
We have a market-leading international team of lawyers throughout Europe, the US, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and South America. We offer the benefits of a global business law firm, with a network of experience extending across the world.
We are at the forefront of advising the sports, media and entertainment industries on finance, borrowing, investment and corporate issues, production and rights acquisition, exploiting media rights, staging and exploiting live sports and other events, intellectual property protection and enforcement, regulatory and administrative issues, anti-trust and competition law, stadium and arena development and on the resolution of disputes. We advise leagues, clubs, franchise owners, broadcasters, advertisers, international and national governing bodies, rights holders, agencies and promoters, studios, distributors, event promoters, sponsors, investors, banks and other leading corporations and individuals.
Our services encompass these areas:
International sports federations
Olympic and world-level events
Sponsorship, licensing and merchandising
Sports media rights
Media and Entertainment
Music and other live events