Our London Head Office has the most experienced team of sports lawyers in the UK and works closely with our teams in Geneva and Sydney.
We are consistently top-ranked by all the independent legal directories and handle some of the biggest ticket work in sport. Our London office is particularly well known for its work with sports governing bodies, talent, clubs and broadcasters, as well as a thriving corporate practice which acts for investors and entrepreneurs in the sports and media industry.
Onside Law’s Geneva office was established in 2015 and has quickly emerged as a prominent player in the international sports ecosystem that is based in Switzerland.
Led by Jerry McGrath, the Geneva office advises on the full range of legal areas that are relevant to sports federations and their stakeholders, with a particular focus on commercial rights, major events and regulations.
We are proud to count some of the largest international federations amongst our clients but also a host of emerging sports and smaller federations. Our breadth of expertise covers a host of sports that includes football, motorsport, basketball, rugby and athletics. Whatever the sport, we can hit the ground running.
Onside Law Australia, our most recent office, opened in Sydney in 2019.
Tom Matson leads Onside Law Australia, an industry veteran with previous traditional blue-chip training at Olswang and Clayton Utz and a role as In-house Counsel at Rugby Australia. The office serves clients across Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.
Recent highlights for Onside Law Australia include advising on the title sponsorship of the New Zealand Premier League, pre-season tours by Manchester United, Leeds United and West Ham United, the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, BMX Australia’s Government event partnership contracts and advising Sports & Entertainment Limited’s portfolio of top tier individual talent including Shane Warne, David Warner and Ian Thorp.