Recommended in Legal 500, Peters & Peters deals with all forms of commercial, corporate and business-related domestic and international sports disputes, representing sports individuals subject to match fixing, fraud and other criminal proceedings.
Sport is now a global industry, and our cases increasingly involve sporting bodies, clubs, managers, administrators and agents around the world.
There is an enhanced awareness of the potential for financial abuse, cheating and criminality. This has led to greater enforcement action by sporting bodies and governments in relation to corruption, match fixing and doping.
Commercial sports disputes increasingly involve allegations of complex quasi-criminality or fraud. Peters & Peters deploys expertise from our commercial disputes and criminal law teams to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to our clients’ issues.
Members of the team have considerable experience in the area of sports disputes and investigations, representing high-profile individuals in club and organisation ownership disputes as well as advising Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs on contractual matters and acting for a leading football agent in appellate proceedings.
- Representation of high-profile businessman in disciplinary, civil and criminal investigations relation to a billion dollar sports league.
- Finding of corruption in litigation against Bernie Ecclestone concerning sale of Formula One.
- Representation of former owners of Liverpool Football Club in relation to its sale for £300 million.