Sports and Entertainment law

ECIJA was one of the first Spanish law firms to commit to entertainment and sports law by launching a specific department dedicated to this area on the occasion of the celebration of the 1999 World Championships in Athletics. Since then we have offered advice on all international sports events organised in Spain.

“’Media Pioneer’ Hugo Écija is a name synonymous with Spanish Media Law”

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The most noteworthy amongst the services we offer our clients are as follows:

  • Comprehensive legal advice on the organisation and holding of sports events in Spain for events organisers and promoters, sports rights-holders or national and international federations.
  • Drafting and negotiation of contractswithin the field of sports (sponsorship, licensing and merchandising, of the site, of the rental and/or use of sports facilities, of agency and/or representation, regarding employment, transfer of athletes’ image rights or television broadcasting rights, use of commercial sports rights).
  • Legal and tax advicefor sports entities and associations, as well as athletes within the scope of the national or autonomous region’s legislation.
  • Protection of the intellectual property rightsof sports events, athletes or agencies.
  • Advice in the management of the portfolio of insurance policies within the field of sports (athlete licenses, injury insurance, sports event cancellation insurance).
  • Legal defence and representationfor athletes, sports entities and companies before sports jurisdiction bodies as well as sports arbitration tribunals.

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Thursday, 1 March, 2018

Law In Sport – An interview with Ricardo Oliveras

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In this podcast, Ricardo Oliveras Salva, Head of Sports Law and Corporate partner at ECIJA, speaks with Sean Cottrell, Founder and CEO at LawInSport, about his experience with working on international sporting events, FIFA World Cup bidding process, particularly the Spain Portugal bid, ISDE Barcelona’s academic programs, key sports law issues in Spain, his transition […]

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Antena 3 News – Debt of Football Clubs

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Javier López, partner at ECIJA, talks to Antena 3 about the decision of the Court of Auditors to control the debt of the First and Second Division teams with the Treasury and Social Security.

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