The sports industry attracts increasingly innovative broadcasting, sponsorship and merchandising deals. At the same time, new technologies are constantly expanding the commercial playing field and reaching new global audiences.
The Keystone Sports team has the broad commercial knowledge and detailed sector insight that sports clients need to make consistently good decisions in a fast-moving environment. We are also able to draw on advice and support of colleagues in litigation, corporate, tax, employment, competition and other areas of law when circumstances demand.
Our clients in this sector range from sports governing bodies, rights holders and sponsors, to stadium operators, clubs, broadcasters and brands. We also advise individual sportsmen and women.
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Vanessa is a commercial lawyer who helps clients who are using technology to innovate or disrupt established ways of doing things. She has supported clients from household-name global brands to nimble start-ups do this for over 15 years, across goods, services and digital.
Morris is a leading name in sports law and joined Keystone in May 2015. His practice focuses principally on the creation, acquisition, exploitation and protection of sports media and marketing rights, and clients include high-profile governing bodies, individuals, agencies, sponsors and broadcasters.
Jacqueline is a general commercial litigator with particular experience in sport (including equestrian sports and football) and entertainment (in particular, the music industry).
Paul is an experienced commercial lawyer. Paul has extensive experience in Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Sports and Entertainment. Paul has regularly advised blue chip PLC’s, SME’s, family businesses and individuals.
Duccio represents a wide number of high-net worth individuals and families, as well as entrepreneurs and owner-managed/family businesses. A particular area of emphasis is advising clients operating in high-profile sectors (sports, entertainment, fashion), often in an international setting.
Rachel brings over 20 years of experience to the firm as a horseracing and equine sports lawyer.
Leigh is an experienced international lawyer. Having spent many years as a leader and partner in leading international law firms, as well as in-house, his client portfolio comprises governments, companies and high-net-worth individuals on matters involving international development and project finance, production supply ventures, and commercial and compliance issues.
Andrew is a commercial litigator with a wealth of experience in several areas of contentious law. His career has seen him act in numerous types of disputes and an array of high-profile cases. His practice currently focuses on company, partnership and shareholder disputes, civil fraud and professional negligence.
Brian is a hugely experienced employment lawyer who regularly acts for firms in a range of sectors but in particular finance, banking, insurance, legal, charity and education. He also advises senior executives and partners on leaving and entering employment/partnerships as well as firms and boards dealing with such matters and internal issues.
Paul is a commercial lawyer who advises on the protection, acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights and on legal aspects of websites, including terms and conditions, privacy policies and other online contractual matters.
Akash is a barrister and has specialised in intellectual property litigation for nearly two decades. As well as providing advice to high-growth technology companies, he has acted for clients across a range of sectors including Research In Motion on patent litigation matters in the English High Court, BSkyB in a case involving the importation of foreign decoder cards, a major defence contractor in a trade secrets arbitration, and a major Chinese telecoms company in proceedings in Hong Kong and China.