Firm Profile > Northridge Law LLP > London , London
Northridge Law LLP Offices
90 Bartholomew Close
Northridge Law LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
Sport Tier 1
Sports boutique Northridge Law LLP, which was founded in 2017 and now has almost 30 specialist sports lawyers, acts for high-profile sportspeople, international governing bodies, sports clubs and major brands. The team has recently strengthened its presence in gaming and betting with the recruitment of two lawyers for this work. This adds to its existing experience of large-scale governance and disciplinary reviews, disputes for clients such as the FA and commercial deals for individuals and corporate clients, including sponsorship agreements and service agreements. As a contentious adviser to the FA, Jonathan Ellis is frequently involved in high-profile disputes, including successfully defending the FA in appeals brought by several football clubs in respect of its licence application process for the restructured Women’s Super League. Ian Lynam, whose broad expertise spans financial regulation, governance, player contracts and M&A, represented AC Milan in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, where he managed to overturn their ban from European football following allegations that they were in breach of the Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play Regulations. On the commercial side, the team has advised new client PUMA on a partnership deal with F1 racer Lewis Hamilton. Disputes partner James Eighteen is also recommended by clients.
Northridge Law LLP's digital media team acts for leading agencies, brands and media and entertainment businesses on commercial partnerships, advertising, marketing and regulatory matters. The team advises AEG Worldwide on matters relating to its advertising and marketing at the O2 Arena, which has included advising on the venue sponsorship agreement and venue hosting arrangements. The team stands out for its 'personal approach'; and for its 'ability to communicate effectively and do the job with minimum fuss is unmatched'. The sports sector is also a key focus.
Northridge Law LLP > Firm Profile
An independent law firm with a particular focus on the sport sector. Northridge undertakes the most complex and important work for a roster of high profile international clients.
Since its launch in October 2017, Northridge has grown into the largest sports law practice in the United Kingdom. The team comprises of five partners and 20 other fee earners offering a unique combination of scale and expertise and providing the depth required to staff the largest and most demanding projects. It has quickly established itself as the firm the sports industry turns to when the stakes are highest.
Representative clients: The FA, Puma, Premiership Rugby, Premier League football clubs, AC Milan, Roc Nation, British Horseracing Authority, Welsh Rugby Union, Rugby Football League, Betway, Neymar, Kevin de Bruyne, Mohammed Salah, Dele Alli, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Raheem Sterling, Betgenius Limited.
|Corporate and Commercial||Ian Lynamemail@example.com||020 3957 8809|
|Corporate and Commercial||Jon Waltersfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 3957 8810|
|Litigation and Arbitration||Jonathan Ellisemail@example.com||020 3957 8808|
|Litigation and Arbitration||James Eighteenfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 3957 8818|
|Betting and Gaming||Melanie Ellisemail@example.com||020 3957 8816|
|Competition Law||Benoit Keanefirstname.lastname@example.org||0032 2 280 68 80|
|Employment Law||Jamie Feldmanemail@example.com||020 3957 8813|
|Data Protection||George Willisfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 3957 8806|
|Regulation and Governance||Jon Waltersemail@example.com||020 3957 8810|
|Regulation and Governance||Jonathan Ellisfirstname.lastname@example.org||020 3957 8808|