Sports Law

Sports Law

Apart from becoming comprised of activities that contribute to physical and social life, the arena of sports law exists as a new commercial field, which recently has been gaining more popularity, and is experiencing economic growth. The economic power and interaction that sports activities have reached, along with the sectors in which special and exceptional rules are included, and that are exclusive to sports, has created the necessity to create a separate discipline for sports-related law. Erdem & Erdem provides litigation services and legal consultancy services to its clients, particularly in legal actions the process of corporatization of sports clubs, and procedures and routine transactions of sport clubs.

Consultancy on Sports Law

Erdem & Erdem provides consultancy services concerning processes related to the incorporation of sports clubs, those being pursuance of the necessary division, transfer and other legal transactions with respect to this process; preparation of contracts with respect to all types of broadcasting, sponsorship, advertising, ticketing, etc., arising from sporting activities; and the preparation of contracts, such as Player’s Contracts, Intermediary Agreements, and Transfer Agreements, signed between athletes, coaches, agents and sports clubs, in all branches of the sporting world. Erdem & Erdem provides legal consultancy to its clients on legislation and practices established by national and international sports federations and sports authorities.

Erdem & Erdem transfers its experience in corporate law to the corporatization of sports clubs, conducts the process of corporatization, and carries out necessary demergers, transfers, and all other legal transactions.

Dispute Resolution in Sports Law

Our lawyers, who are experts in sports law, represent parties before all national and international sporting judicial authorities, particularly, the FIFA, UEFA and TFF in the settlement of all legal disputes, primarily of which are financial and disciplinary disputes arising between athletes, coaches, agents, clubs, federations and associations. In addition, Erdem & Erdem represent clients as counsel in ordinary arbitration and appeal arbitration cases before the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), seated in Lausanne.


Süleyman Sevinç Süleyman Sevinç Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution
Ece Özsü Ece Özsü Associate

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