Rules of the game - the lawyers making their mark in the sports sector
For decades, sport has continued to confound the laws of economic gravity that seem to so often drag other industries back down to earth. Year after year, broadcasting rights escalate – as do sponsorship deals – and ticket prices jauntily rise upwards while the financial fortunes of the millions of fans and spectators that turn out in sunshine and rain have generally stagnated or slumped during the recession. In short, sport is big business, and lawyers agree that it is a profitable segment of the legal services market to be involved in.
With a constant stream of sponsorship deals, player transfers, disciplinary cases and media rights issues, sports law is big business. Neil Hodge speaks to the lawyers making their mark
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