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Collyer Bristow LLP

Work 020 7242 7363
Geneva, London

Charles Braithwaite

Work +44 (0)20 7470 4426
Collyer Bristow LLP

Work Department

Corporate and commercial; Intellectual property; Sport


Partner: Charles' main areas of expertise are corporate and commercial, intellectual property and sport. He has previously worked in-house at a major multinational, and has particular expertise in commercial contracts and general commercial matters. Charles' clients range from global brands to start-ups and include manufacturers, service providers, technology companies, agencies, entrepreneurs and sportsmen.


Charles is a member of the European Sponsorship Association.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Brand management

Within: Brand management

Collyer Bristow LLP has a substantial presence in the sport sector, and recently advised on a number of sizeable cross-border sponsorship deals. Other representative clients include Aldo, Mercury Music Prize, Sanrio and Vitol. Patrick Wheeler and Charles Braithwaite are the names to note for contentious and commercial matters, respectively.

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Within: Sport

Collyer Bristow LLP’s practice handles contentious and non-contentious work for a wide range of clients, including sportspeople and media groups. Charles Braithwaite, who jointly heads the team with dispute resolution expert Steven Heffer, advised various racehorse trainers, owners and syndicates on agreements regarding horse sales, training and leasing. Heffer represented numerous victims of phone-hacking in the sports sector in damages claims brought against News Group Newspapers and Mirror Group Newspapers. Marco Materazzi is another client.

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