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Sport

Sport is all about winning and our global reputation makes us the go-to law firm for successful individuals and organizations. We advise on a wide range of issues in the sector, such as brand-building, commercial contracts, tax, and reputation management.

Everyone in the world of sport wants to achieve success. Whether that’s securing a dream move to a new club, establishing or investing in a sports team or negotiating a partnership with a sports body, you will want to build on your achievements and move forward to realize your goals.

Withers understands the global dimensions of the sports industry and focuses on putting clients at the center of our business and commercial activities to provide connected and co-ordinated advice.  We can advise on a wide range of issues impacting individuals and organizations in the world of sport from sponsorship, commercial contracts and tax to intellectual property, reputation management, immigration and the creation of charitable foundations.

Emerging talent

On your journey to the top, the decisions you, your family, managers and agents make today can have a huge influence on the direction your journey takes, and the rewards it brings along the way.

Getting to know you, understanding your motivations and immediate requirements allows us to provide you with early stage support, guidance and mentoring at the start.

The early identification and resolution of legal issues will be critical to the development of your brand and business potential.

How we can help

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Our team

Luca Ferrari

Luca Ferrari

Partner | Milan

Luca Ferrari

Partner | Milan

Corporate

Michael A. Rueda

Michael A. Rueda

Partner | Head of US Sports and Entertainment | New York

Michael A. Rueda

Partner | Head of US Sports and Entertainment | New York

Corporate

Libby Payne

Libby Payne

Partner | London

Libby Payne

Partner | London

Employment

Spring Tan

Spring Tan

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Spring Tan

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Litigation and arbitration

Jonathan Kok

Jonathan Kok

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Jonathan Kok

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Intellectual Property and Technology

Charles S. Kolstad

Charles S. Kolstad

Partner | Los Angeles

Charles S. Kolstad

Partner | Los Angeles

Private client and tax | Corporate

Graham Webster

Graham Webster

Partner | London

Graham Webster

Partner | London

Corporate

Sharon Whitehouse

Sharon Whitehouse

Partner | London

Sharon Whitehouse

Partner | London

Corporate

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Typical clients and industries include

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High net worth individuals

With complex interests that often span several jurisdictions, highly successful people need seamless advice. With a full-service offering across our offices around the world, we provide just that. Find Out More
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Sponsorship

Sponsorship deals can be highly beneficial to both parties. Our global team has supported some of the world’s top campaigns and can assist with everything from contracts to negotiating deals. Find Out More
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Talent and creatives

We help leading figures from the worlds of sport, music, art and fashion to deal with the implications of their success – advising on everything from tax and trusts to sponsorship agreements. Find Out More

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