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Nicole Jahanshahi

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Intellectual Property and Sport


Associate. Nicole specialises in intellectual property and sports law with a particular focus on sports disputes. She advises on a range of commercial issues, including sponsorship, kit deals, licensing, agency arrangements and brand protection. Nicole also acts on complex commercial transactions and contracts for major international events.

Nicole represents clients including FTSE 100 retailers, sports governing bodies, insurers, brands owners, event organisers and sponsors.

Nicole is a Non-Executive Director of a sports qualifications awarding body regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) and Scottish Qualifications Authority Accreditation (SQA).


2008-2010 RPC Trainee; 2010-present RPC Associate


British Association for Sport and Law (BASL), Law In Sport


University of the West of England (Bsc 1st Hons 2001-2004); GDL (2004-2005); LPC (2005-2006)

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

As well as providing 'outstanding service' on advertising, marketing and GDPR matters, RPC's 'client-oriented' department is frequently active in regulatory and commercial disputes; it fields a tax team that has been especially busy in football. 'Excellent leader, thinker and decision-maker' Jeremy Drew is 'personable, practical, approachable' and 'brilliant to work with'; he acted for Newcastle United FC in a high-profile investigation regarding player transfers and agents' fees. 'Sound thinker and strong communicator' Nicole Jahanshahi pays 'excellent attention to detail'; she has 'a strong work ethic' and is 'a pleasure to work with'. Drew and Jahanshahi advised the English Lacrosse Association on various regulatory and commercial matters, including in relation to the FIL Rathbones Women's Lacrosse World Cup 2017. Betting and data are strengths of the department: Betconstruct and several media organisations and platforms are clients. The practice has additionally won praise for being 'proactive when it comes to equality and diversity'.

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