August Debouzy has an extensive understanding of current sports business issues.

Our lawyers have significant experience through our close relationships with high-profile governing bodies, clubs and brands involved in this sector. Our teams provide both advisory and litigation support to sports companies, sports clubs, sports brands, athletes, federations, and sports media groups.


  • Legal and financial structuring of sports groups
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts
    Sponsorship contracts and related athletes advertising
  • Protection of the intellectual property rights
    of sports companies and athletes, and image rights
  • Advising sports media groups
    on legal considerations related to their activity, including image rights, defamation, and regulatory issues
  • Assisting professional clubs and athletes
    in disputes and litigation related to their performance, image rights and contractual arrangements
  • Employment and labor matters
    fixed-term employment contracts, work secondments, expatriation packages, etc.
  • Administrative and public law, urban planning law