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Fladgate's Sports Business Group sponsors SportsPro Live 2019

Grant Gordon, Alan Wetterhahn, James Earl, Alex Haffner, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Tim Reinhard |

For the third year running, our Sports Business Group is pleased to announce our sponsorship of SportsPro Live 2019. SportsPro Live has established itself as the leading event that hosts the biggest influencers in the industry.


Fladgate sponsors number one UK event for the sports industry

James Earl |

Now in its fifth year, SportsPro Live has established itself as the number one UK event for the sports industry and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever – with over 70 speakers and 600 attendees expected through the doors at the East London convention centre. This is the second year that […]


Fladgate’s Sports Business Group announces its involvement in SportsPro Live 2018

James Earl |

Fladgate’s Sports Business Group is delighted to announce its sponsorship of SportsPro Live 2018. Now in its fifth year, SportsPro Live has established itself as the number one UK event for the sports industry that attracts many of the biggest influencers in sport. This is the second year that Fladgate has sponsored the event, which […]


New panel win for Fladgate’s Sports Business Group

James Earl, Alex Haffner |

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) has invited Fladgate LLP to join its new legal panel following a competitive tender process. The legal panel will be comprised of four law firms which, together with in-house Legal Counsel Rod McKenzie, will service all of the SPFL’s diverse legal requirements. Alex Haffner, who will act as the […]


2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

Taj Rehal, Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Julian Lewis, Amy Collins, David Robinson, Grant Gordon, Andrew Kaufman, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Matthew Bennett, Eddie Powell, Gary Smith, Jonathan Hibberts, Helena Luckhurst, Mark Saunders, Alex Kaufmann, Alan Wetterhahn, Alison Mould, Mike Tremeer, David Baverstock, Luke Morris, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Neil Vickers, Richard Reuben, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, Jenny Sargeant, James Earl, Seetal Modi, Kim McMurray, Paul Airley, Ian Brent, Amanda Hado-Bodfield, Bree Taylor, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Teresa Cullen, Sophia Purkis, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Steven Mash, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Eugene Matveichuk, David Weare |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations.  Commercial contracts Fladgate LLP enhanced its commercial contracts offering with the recruitment of James Earl, an expert in the […]


Getting Neymar moving: the legal framework of a soccer transfer

Alan Wetterhahn, James Earl |

With Neymar’s world record move from Barcelona to PSG just one of a host of big-money soccer transfers this summer, Fladgate’s Alan Wetterhahn and James Earl explain the legal processes that make a deal happen. The numbers are mind-boggling. And that was the case even before Paris Saint-Germain paid a world record fee of €222 […]


Fladgate Sports Business Group advises on transfer of Alvaro Morata to Chelsea

Alan Wetterhahn, James Earl, Muhammed Bhaimohmed |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have acted for striker Alvaro Morata in connection with his transfer from Real Madrid to Chelsea FC in a record transfer (in terms of deal value) for the club. A cross-firm team advised on various aspects of the transaction led by James Earl, Head of the Sports Business Group alongside […]


Fladgate hosts Pioneers in Sport Forum with Baroness Sue Campbell, CBE

James Earl |

The Fladgate Sports Business Group has recently hosted the Pioneers in Sport Forum, chaired by Baroness Sue Campbell CBE, head of the Women’s Game at the FA, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust and Former Chair of UK Sport.  The event saw a number of future leaders in sport discuss the question ‘Is the sports […]


Fladgate sponsors SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport

Grant Gordon, Alan Wetterhahn, James Earl, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Mark Buckley |

The Fladgate Sports Business Group is delighted to announce its sponsorship of SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport. This year’s event will focus on the forces reshaping the industry, including: technologies that are changing the way people watch and play sport; emerging markets and investors who are creating new centres of power and […]


Fladgate sponsors SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport

Grant Gordon, Alan Wetterhahn, James Earl, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Mark Buckley |

The Fladgate Sports Business Group is delighted to announce its sponsorship of SportsPro Live 2017: Pushing the boundaries of sport. This year’s event will focus on the forces reshaping the industry, including: technologies that are changing the way people watch and play sport; emerging markets and investors who are creating new centres of power and […]


Sport governance needs immediate shake-up

James Earl |

Sam Allardyce’s demise as England manager has given him the dubious honour of having the shortest career in the post – albeit with the best-ever winning percentage – and allegations of improper conduct have been made against eight current and former Premier League managers. Beyond English football, the essence of sport has been rocked to […]


2016 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

Taj Rehal, Jeremy Whiteson, Amy Collins, David Robinson, Grant Gordon, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Eddie Powell, Gillian Birkby, Alan Wetterhahn, Alison Mould, Mike Tremeer, Luke Morris, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Richard Reuben, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, James Earl, Kim McMurray, Paul Airley, Bree Taylor, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Teresa Cullen, Sophia Purkis, Digby Hebbard, Alexander Wildschütz, Steven Mash, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, David Weare |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]