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Simons Muirhead Burton
87-91 Newman Street

Living Wage

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Work Department

Broadcasting and Sports Media.


Marc’s broadcasting and content distribution work encompasses media rights holders and distribution platforms. Deals include licencing agreements with Sky, BT Sports, BBC, Channel 4, AMC Networks and movie studios. He has recently advised a new television platform in Africa, completing over 40 channel agreements. Marc’s sports media practice draws on the rights sales and licencing advice he has provided to federations including the EFL, Premiership Rugby, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), the WBC and Major League Soccer. Recent work includes running an auction for EPCR’s media rights, and negotiating agreements with winning bidders BT Sport, Channel 4 and TV3. He has also advised talkSPORT, Guardian Media Group and new media platforms on the acquisition and exploitation of sports rights.


Trained Clintons, qualified 1998. Legal counsel, Northern & Shell Plc/Express Newspapers 1999-2001; legal counsel, Telewest/Virgin Media 2001-2006; senior vice president, Global Media – Wasserman Media Group, 2007-2015; Partner, Simons Muirhead & Burton, 2015 to date.  


Law Society.


Queen Elizabeth’s Boys’ School, Barnet; The University of Sussex (LLB, 2:1, 1993); The College of Law, Store Street, London (LPC, 1994).


Keen tennis player.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Marc SobolSimons Muirhead Burton

Marc Sobol leads Simons Muirhead Burton‘s intersecting sports and media team. Sobol advises clients on investments and sponsorships across a range of sports, while seasoned litigator Stephen Shotnes notably advises football clubs on regulatory and contentious matters involving players and managers. Simon Goldberg – who serves as head of the media and business rights team in addition to co-head of the corporate, commercial and finance department –  is a key port of call for the Professional Squash Association on all its commercial, regulatory and contractual requirements.