Onside Law is unique in combining senior in house experience from within the sports and media industries with top tier law firm backgrounds. This ensures clients receive the practical, flexible and informed legal advice that the increasingly complex and sophisticated sector needs.

Onside Law Australia combines the resources, ethos and experience of Onside Law’s global practice with a dedicated local team of industry experts.  This combination provides specialist knowledge with a global perspective and presents to the Australian market a serious player in sports and media law.

  • Governance and regulatory
  • Digital media and technology
  • Data protection and IP
  • Commercial contracts
  • Broadcasting and production
  • Employment
  • Talent representation, endorsements and player contracts
  • Global and major events
  • Corporate mergers, acquisitions, disposal and joint ventures
  • Dispute resolution, litigation, mediation and arbitration

Ryder Cup Bid Process 2018

Advising the Ryder Cup Europe on all aspects of the hosting of the 2018 Ryder Cup including:

  • the tender process
  • the bidding rules
  • the host nation contract and worldwide commercial programme


Advising on set up of the Tennis Integrity Unit which sits beneath the four Grand Slams, ATP, WTA and ITF defending the sporting intergrity of Professional Tennis nation contract and worldwide commercial programme.

  • Prosecuting over 30 players for match fixing offences
  • Successfully defending all appeals before CAS

Team Sky

Acting as in house counsel for pro cycling’s Team Sky to advise on all legal issues faced by the Team including:

  • defending Riders before disciplinary tribunals
  • all sponsorship, licensing and merchandising deals
  • all rider contracts, including to retain two Tour de France winners in Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome

Rory McIlroy

  • unbundle current deals
  • negotiate largest golf endorsement in history