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Media, Sport and Entertainment

With a strong on-the-ground presence in Africa, our media, sport and entertainment lawyers are at the forefront of advising domestic and multinational clients on key industry needs, risks and opportunities. 

Our legal practice, and the lawyers making up that practice, are regarded as market leading − the partner of choice for those involved in media, sports and entertainment. 

With a deep understanding of how the industry works, we can advise across the full spectrum of business, legal, commercial and regulatory issues, including finance, borrowing, investment and corporate matters, production and rights acquisitions, exploiting media rights, staging and leveraging live sports and other events, intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement, regulatory and administrative issues, antitrust and competition law, stadium and arena development, dispute resolution and litigation. 

We are already one of the most active law firms in Africa, and our dedicated lawyers have a strong presence throughout the continent and extending across the world. 

Local insight, global reach: with teams in 20 African countries, our people understand the political, business, legal, cultural and regulatory issues in the region, and bring those insights to bear on behalf of our clients. 

Our global Africa team itself comprises more than 200 lawyers in Johannesburg, Casablanca, London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

Being part of one of the world’s biggest business law firms means we can deliver fully integrated cross-border business legal services, drawing on numerous disciplines to support clients in multijurisdictional issues, transactions and disputes and help them achieve their strategic goals. 

Our portfolio of clients includes leagues, clubs, franchise owners, broadcasters, producers, advertisers, international and national governing bodies, rights holders, agencies and promoters, studios, distributors, event promoters, sponsors, investors, banks and other leading corporations and individuals. We are also well positioned to provide a full range of business legal services to the eSports industry. 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.