Shahrani Law Firm is the first Middle East Law firm to operate a dedicated sports Law practice. We provide a comprehensive
range of legal services throughout the Middle East region, covering all areas relevant to the Sports industry.
The Sports Law practice comprises a team of experienced lawyers who work across a number of the firm’s legal disciplines.
We provide specialised sports law advice to national governing bodies, athletes. public agencies, sports rights-holders,
international federations and event management companies.
Our sports law team understands the needs for advancements and ethical practice of sports law. Our attorneys service the
needs of sports professionals and companies, and provide a broad rage of quality legal services for amateur and
professional sportsmen and their representatives on all fronts.
Our recent successes include the provision of high end sponsorship support, stakeholder advice and solutions, and
assistance with the restructuring of football associations; including most notably for the Saudi Football Association.
Our success is built on our iron-clad domestic and international partnerships and cooperations in the sports world.
Some of our most active strategic partners include Lentze Stopper, Germany, and the Office of International Law Khorea.
- Merchandising and other licensing arrangements
- Merchandise distribution and sale arrangements
- Anti-ambush marketing and anti-counterfeiting strategies and enforcement
- Trademark advice and registration
- Copyright protection and exploitation
Acting for rights holders, event managers, athletes and organisations who commit significant resources to
this crucial aspect of marketing, including advising on regional advertising guidelines and restrictions.
Television, radio, mobile phone and online content production, distribution, management and exploitation,
from the perspective of rights holders, broadcasters and broadcast partners.
Advising on all legal aspects of the execution and commercial optimisation of major events from ticketing,
stadium hire and media relations through to health, safety, insurance and environmental issues; media access
arrangements as well as all aspects of regulatory interface for mass public attendance events and advising
on facility sustainability initiatives and developing profitability strategies to generate additional
revenues, before and after main events.
- Player contracts, relations with teams, sports clubs, player associations and governing bodies
- Disciplinary issues
- The relationship between players’ and team sponsors
- Players’ use of social media and other forms of other “new media” communications
Representing sporting bodies, players and other sports related clients before the national sports dispute
resolution bodies including the Disciplinary and the Appeal Committees as well as the international sports
dispute resolution bodies including FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and the Court of Arbitration
for Sport (CAS).