Find Lawyers in Canada for Sports Law
Practice Area Overview
Sports law is a composite of numerous other legal disciplines: labour and employment law, an area fueled by the substantial salaries drawn by professional athletes; business and corporate law, providing the framework for the organization of clubs, leagues, and associations; competition and antitrust, to regulate the monopolies and restrictive covenants required to protect the industry; media and communications, an essential element of the complex, long-term agreements between sports leagues and media organizations; intellectual property, particularly trade-marks, protecting the valuable brands of teams and athletes; merchandising and licensing, leveraging these brands into revenues; marketing and advertising, regulating inter alia the activities of sponsors of sports events and clubs; public law and government relations, given the increasing involvement of authorities in the construction and operation of sports venues; and estate planning, asset management, and taxation, indispensable elements of any high-stake activity. All these aspects frequently involve an international focus.
Clients can be individual amateur or professional athletes, leagues, and organizational bodies, teams and clubs, broadcasters, ticket-selling agencies, manufacturers and distributors of sports-related apparel and equipment, as well as governments, schools and colleges, and public authorities.
VP Business & Legal Affairs at SPORTLOGiQ Heenan Blaikie
Robert practises defence litigation with an emphasis on university, sports, recreation and adventure tourism cases. He has wide experience in a number of areas of litigation practice including insurance, occupier’s liability, municipal liability, university law, personal injury, product liability and professional errors and omissions including medical and dental malpractice and hospital liability claims. Robert is actively involved as defence counsel for the outdoor commercial recreatio...
A clever strategist and dedicated lawyer, André Lepage has diverse experience in labour and employment law. He often acts as negotiator during collective bargaining agreement negotiations as well as strategic counsel to small, medium and large business in connection with the reorganization of their human resources. André’s practice also includes the drafting of employment contracts, occupational health and safety and labour standards, the interpretation and application of ...
Marshall Pawar is a founding and managing partner of MEP Business Counsel. He regularly advises clients on their day to day corporate and commercial matters as well extraordinary corporate transactions such as mergers & acquisitions and other complex strategic business transactions. His clients range from start-ups and growth-stage companies to mature multinational enterprises, including private and public corporations, not-for-profit organizations, private equity funds, investment banks ...
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