There are many legal and commercial aspects to sports and entertainment. With a particular focus on the area, we have for a number of years built up a strong network of specialised lawyers and other business partners all over the world.
We have many years of experience as sparring partners and advisors to some of the major Danish musicians, record companies, sponsors, concert organisers and music festivals, and we also advise film production and film financing companies, actors, film directors, trade associations, sports clubs and athletes on e.g. copyright issues, Danish and international contracts and trademark protection.
Within the world of music, we represent some of the most successful Danish and international musicians, artists, songwriters and composers, managements and record companies. Our advice covers the conclusion of national and international recording contracts, distribution agreements, publishing agreements, licence agreements, producer agreements, advertising and sponsorship agreements as well as live agreements and venue agreements in connection with festivals, etc.
In the area of film and television, we have experience of advising several Danish and international film producers, film production companies, film distributors, the world’s leading film financing company, cinemas, actors, film directors, screenwriters, TV show hosts and talent show judges, e.g. on the financing, production and distribution of fiction films and documentary films, TV films, talent shows, etc. We also have many years of experience representing a vast number of authors and publishers.
We also advise on all aspects of the development, transfer, distribution, sale and marketing of electronic games, and we are the leading experts in the anti-piracy area.
We advise on all material aspects of this business area and are represented on several boards, law committees, disciplinary committees and appeals committees such as e.g. the law committee of the Danish Football Association (DBU), the anti-doping commission of the NOC and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF) (chairmanship), and Elite Sports Akademi Aarhus (ESAA).
We advise amateur sports clubs and professional sports clubs as well as professional athletes on legal issues, in particular on contractual matters. We have vast experience of advising on commercial issues in relation to the world of sports, e.g. in connection with the planning and delivery of major athletic and sporting events and in connection with club moves or transfers of professional athletes and the conclusion of sponsorship agreements and advertising agreements, etc.
We also have vast experience – both at national and international level – of advising in connection with the sale and purchase of sporting activities, including the transfer of sports clubs and capital injections, and in connection with dispute resolution by means of litigation or arbitration in the area of sports law.