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Legal and tax treatment of sports image rights agreements, London

12 & 13 april 2010

Two-day practical and interactive seminar

Sport is now big business and an industry in its own right. Globally, sport is worth more than 3% of world trade and in the European Union it represents more than 2% of the combined GNP of the Twenty-Seven Member States. Take football, for example, football is not only the world’s favourite game, but is also the worlds most lucrative sport. In fact, according to Sepp Blatter, President of FIFA, footballs world governing body, football is a “product”.

The Image Rights of footballers are not only valuable to the players themselves but also to their Clubs and this Seminar will cover not only the legal aspects, but also the tax implications of commercializing and exploiting these rights, and, in particular, the ways and means of legitimately mitigating the tax effects in the main European football jurisdictions. The Seminar will also cover the use of offshore facilities and the structuring of the necessary arrangements to secure these benefits, as well as the drafting of the corresponding agreements and other documentation.

All the speakers are experts in this field and will share their considerable know-how and experience with the delegates to this major Seminar, which will be of particular interest to sports lawyers, tax advisers, football club executives, players’ agents, sports promotion and marketing companies and consultants, and corporate sponsors of sports events and sports teams and individuals.