Supporting all actors in the sports sector as part of their internal and external growth strategy:

  • Acquisition of sporting events
  • Acquisition of sports companies
  • Restructuring of sports clubs (sports associations, societies and non-profit organizations)

Pre-litigation and Litigation

In all jurisdictions, including specialised national and international jurisdictions and authorities:

  • Conciliation Commission of the French Olympic and Sporting Committee (CNOSF)
  • The Sport Arbitration Chamber (CAS) of the French Olympic and Sporting Committee (CNOSF)
  • National sports federations (administrative appeals before the Administrative Court (Tribunal Administratif), Administrative Court of Appeal (Cour Administrative d'appel), Conseil d'Etat
  • International sports Federations
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland

In ordinary courts

  • Defense of the property rights of organizers – infringement, unfair competition and/or copyright proceedings related to trademarks, proprietary rights and knowledge of organizers - Ambush Marketing – Sport gambling
  • Antitrust and restrictive practices in the Sports industry
  • Image rights of organizers and/or professional players (individual or collective sale of image rights)
  • Labor and Employment issues related to Sport

Before French and EU Competition Authorities:

  • Assistance and representation of organizers, as plaintiffs or defendants
  • Anticompetitive practices (concerted practices - abuse of dominant position)
  • Definition of the relevant economic market segments in the sports field
  • Granting of rights by the organizers and compliance with Competition Law
  • Balancing interest of Federations in their regulatory role and compatibility with their economic activities Sports (conflicts of interest)
  • Disputes between the different sports stakeholders (clubs, teams, players, national or international associations of clubs, teams or players)