Continuing on from Nic Couchman first instalment, the Chairman of GlobalSportsJobs’ legal partner Couchmans LLP, continues his reflection on the latest sports law and intellectual property rights trends influencing the global sports industry in 2017.Read More
Whether you’re pursuing a claim or defending one, litigation can be a costly and time-consuming exercise and it is generally best avoided. This article provides a general overview of what litigation is and contains some useful tips for individuals and businesses in the fitness industry who may find themselves involved in a dispute, as well as advice on how to avoid getting involved in a dispute in the first place.Read More
It is a particularly fascinating time in sport at the moment, as rapidly evolving media rights models, something of a crisis in sports governance and ongoing question marks over the integrity of various sports all interact with the disruptive impact of new technologies and major new players entering the market place. The very meaning of sport and sports marketing seems to be undergoing a major adjustment, if not a revolution. If anything has surprised us in 2017, it is the sheer pace of disruption and change.Read More
Specialist sports law firm Couchmans LLP is proud to announce that it has been awarded the title of “law firm of the year” in the sports sector by Who’s Who Legal, a leading, independent guide to the international legal profession. This is the second successive year that Couchmans has won the award.Read More
Couchmans, leading specialists in sports law, have helped The Great Run Company structure and agree a wide-ranging collaboration with mass participation specialists, Golazo.Read More
Couchmans LLP, the specialist sports and media law firm, has advised The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) on the creation of a progressive new data rights co-operation involving 8 of its member leagues.Read More
Couchmans LLP, the specialist sports law firm, has advised Velon, the collective of pro cycling teams and leader in cycling fan engagement, on the launch of its groundbreaking new cycling event – the Hammer Series.Read More
Nic, how was 2016 for the firm?
Overall I would describe it as intense. We work in a very competitive and dynamic space, and so 2016 was no different in that respect – we have had to work hard to stay front of mind for our clients. Some transactions slowed down a bit around the time of the Brexit vote but overall it was a very strong year for us. We picked up some fantastic new clients in football, worked on big name player transfers in the summer window, won a landmark case for Burnley FC with the highest compensation award given for an out of contract player, built our dispute resolution team, picked up exciting new work in motor racing and mass participation sports, helped to push the frontiers of data rights in sports still further, and made up a new partner and our first ‘home grown’ solicitor.Read More
Couchmans LLP has advised Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie B (“Lega B”) on a first-of-its-kind data and digital project for Italian football. The Couchmans team, led by Head of Sports Data Jody MacDonald, worked closely with Lega B’s Head of Digital Federico Smanio throughout 2016 to develop the League’s strategy.Read More
Couchmans LLP has been recognised once again as a leading firm by The Legal 500 in its 2016 UK rankings, with the directory confirming the firm’s reputation as one of the top sports and brand management boutiques in the country.Read More
International specialist and award-winning sports law firm Couchmans LLP is delighted to have advised Burnley FC in its recent claim for compensation from Liverpool FC before the Professional Football Compensation Committee.
Couchmans LLP, the specialist sports law firm, has advised Football DataCo Limited, the company responsible for the marketing and commercialisation of the official match data of The Premier League, The English Football League (EFL) and The Scottish Professional Football League, on the conclusion of Official Data Partnerships for Season 2016/17 to 2018/19 inclusive.Read More
Couchmans, the UK’s leading specialist sports law practice, has advised the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on the renewal of its long term partnership with BNP Paribas for a further five years.Read More
In Royal Ascot week, specialist sports business law firm, Couchmans LLP, announces its involvement in advising flat racing’s British Champions’ Series on a record title sponsorship extension with QIPCO (Qatar Investment & Projects Development Holding Company).Read More
Leading sports law specialists Couchmans LLP have acted for Italian Serie A giants AS Roma on their multi-million Euro apparel and equipment contract which was announced earlier this month. The deal will see the giallorossi partner with Nike for a ten year period during which Nike will not only supply playing and training kit, but will also work with the Club on a major new merchandising operationRead More