The sports industry requires a range of legal services to support its expansion and quick development. As a full-service law firm, Gide offers its legal expertise, pragmatism and availability in the service of sports sector players.
Gide’s involvement in the sports sector goes well beyond the files we handle: it is a question of culture!
Indeed, our firm is involved in the sector via its pro bono activities, and some of our lawyers are active members of sports clubs or are members of professional organisations in the sports community. Partner Carole Malinvaud for instance, a specialist in international arbitration, has recently been appointed member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) and chair of the Ordinary Arbitration Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Gide supports Sport dans la Ville, France’s main NGO for integration via sports. During the Euro 2016, Gide assisted in organising an international charity football tournament that brought together international teams of young players from partner charities of 80 different countries.
A dedicated cross-disciplinary team
Gide assists its clients in all sports (football, rugby, handball, athletics, sailing, tennis, motor racing, swimming, etc.).
Our dedicated cross-disciplinary team brings together specialists who can work with all sports industry players on all their projects: infrastructures, disputes, sponsoring, merchandising, intellectual property and audiovisual rights, employment law, investments and acquisitions.
Gide also defends the interests of its clients before national and international ordinary and sports bodies, as well as in arbitration procedures.
A unique track record
Our Sports team draws on the unique expertise of our lawyers, who are involved in major sports projects both in France and abroad: