Hogan Lovells is a bold and distinctive global law firm providing valuable solutions for clients, with a particular focus on the sports, media, and entertainment space. With more than 2,600 lawyers spanning 47 offices in more than 24 countries, we understand and work together with you to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Ranked among the most innovative law firms in North America, Europe, and Asia (Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Surveys, 2019), we are a proven thought leader and technology adopter. With our exceptionally deep bench of resources, we routinely advise on large global or U.S.-based M&A transactions and investments; financing and management of stadium and arena projects around the world; licensing and protecting content for video and television broadcasting, music, or web-driven streaming; film and library financing; managing and defending intellectual property; and working on esports or video games. In addition, we have the industry experience and leaguewide relationships to assist with commercial operations such as sponsorships, naming rights, and brand protection, having consummated some of the industry’s most high profile brand deals over the last several years. Our forward-thinking approach and comprehensive knowledge across all facets of the business provides clients with a 360 degree view of the playing field to anticipate what’s to come and provide solutions for today.
Offering a bench of transactional, intellectual property, real estate, and regulatory experience and a geographic reach that few firms possess, our Sports group performs as your trusted teammate.
Major league sports teams, colleges and universities, investors, sponsors, and owners trust us to partner with them to solve complex industry challenges and help them evolve the business of sports. With a changing investment landscape, increased need for data protection, antitrust concerns, and additional considerations for health and safety on the horizon for the industry, we are prepared to help you succeed. From professional sports team expansions, acquisitions, and divestitures to tackling naming rights and complex stadium and arena development and financing projects, we can help you execute the right game plan.