sports law

Coonan Cawley has advised some of the leading sports people in the country. Andrew Coonan, Partner has vast experience and knowledge in the area of sports law in Ireland, particularly in relation to equestrian sports due to his previous profession as an amateur jockey. It is the mix of legal knowledge and actual understanding of the sport person’s mind that sets the firm apart in terms of the service it can offer. We understand that top sports people have to concentrate on their chosen field and therefore, need people they can trust.

  1. Clubs

The firm has extensive expertise and experience in acting for sporting clubs and organisations, both on a local and national level. We provide sold advise and strong representation to ensure that clubs and societies operate within the law while still dealing with and resolving issues.

  • Formation and structure planning
  • Club funding
  • Drafting club rules and constitution
  • Charitable tax status application
  • Disciplinary procedures and representation
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Employment Contracts
  • Licensing
  • Capital Grant Applications
  • Health & Safety Issues (including personal injuries, third party claims, civil liability and duties of coaches & staff)
  • Child protection (ethic and code of conduct)
  1. Sports

  • Contract negotiations
  • Sponsorship agreements
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Exclusivity agreements
  • Disciplinary representation
  • Advice on Anti-doping rules (IADR)
  • IADR infraction representation
  • IADR appeals
  • WADA prohibited substances
  • Match / Race fixing representation and defence
  • Product endorsements
  • Naming rights
  • Sports injury compensation
  • Online personality protection
  • Anti-Corruption and Sports betting
  • Arbitration and Conflict resolution

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