Our experience of advising professional sports clubs includes advising on acquisitions and disposals, structures, funding, commercial projects and regulatory and professional conduct rules.

In particular, our work includes:

  • Sport club mergers, acquisitions and sales
  • Sport club constitution & governance advice
  • Sport club structures, including incorporation
  • Specialist sporting regulatory advice including FA, EPL, EFL, RFU, RFL AND UCI regulation
  • Commercial contracts including athlete sponsorship deals, event sponsorship, licensing agreements, consultancy agreements, agency agreements and software agreements
  • Investment, financing and funding advice and agreements
  • Data protection
  • Sport sector market trends and insights

Case Study: Right To Dream

Advising the founder of a UK business that owned a Danish Superliga football club in relation to the exit of previous investors, significant additional $120m investment, and advising the same business on certain elements of the acquisition of a USA Major League Soccer Team.

"O’Connors has supported us through an acquisition of the business, as well as a significant ownership restructure resulting from a major strategic investment and ongoing corporate assistance. The O’Connors team has always been ready to move at the high pace required and with excellent quality, whilst maintaining a practical approach to challenges." Phil Radley, Director of Football Operations, Right To Dream

For further information Phil Bowers, David Malone or Josh Bates.