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.

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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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Royal Decree 958/2020, of 3 November, on commercial communications of the gambling activities

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Finally, the Royal Decree on Commercial Communications, which final text we analyze below, has been approved and published in the Official Gazette (BOE): Sponsorship on premises, sports teams or competitions, t-shirts or sports equipment is prohibited. Sponsorship is possible outside the frame of the prohibitions. The existing sponsorship agreements can be in force until 31 […]

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Covid-19 | 5 legal challenges facing the sports industry in Spain

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How to win the match against Coronavirus? Challenges and opportunities Covid-19 is having an enormous social and economic impact, a fact the sports industry is not immune. Regardless of the sport, the country or the magnitude of the sport competition, the last two months have seen a continuous trickle of temporary postponements or definitive cancellations […]

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