May 2011

Attorney work in sports law has much in common with participating in the Olympic Games: it is not sufficient to fight hard once the contest starts; rather, success depends almost entirely on the quality of one’s preparation. In other words, while litigation is an important aspect of our activities, legal advice to sports bodies, organising committees or athletes in anticipation of major sports events, or support with other challenges, is by far the safest way of ensuring a favourable outcome on D-Day and preventing disputes.