Bob Mitchell > Harbottle & Lewis LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Harbottle & Lewis LLP
7 Savoy Court

Work Department

Sports group


Partner and head of sports group.


Trained Keene Marsland; qualified 1992; assistant Keene Marsland 1992-93; partner 1993-97; senior associate Harbottle & Lewis 1997-2000; partner 2000 to date.


Law Society; British Association for Sport and Law.


Hipperholme Grammar School, Halifax; Brunel University; College of Law, Chester.


Playing golf, cricket and tennis and watching all sports.

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

Harbottle & Lewis LLP‘s ‘very practical team’ is particularly strong on sponsorship and commercial agreements, an area in which the team acts for corporations, individuals and governing bodies, and boasts further expertise managing regulatory issues for clients. The ‘excellentMichael Lister, who primarily handles sports marketing and rights exploitation mandates, recently advised Nissan on its acquisition of the e-dams Formula E team and the subsequent sponsorship, supply and driver agreements for Nissan Formula E. Bob Mitchell, whose expertise spans commercial and regulatory sports law, recently worked with associate Sam Purkiss on a review of the EFL’s five-year broadcasting deal with Sky UK. Consultant Dalton Odendaal also serves as the general counsel at the Invictus Games Foundation.