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Chris Farnell advises leading Premier League and Football League Clubs, leading sporting and media agents and a number of high profile sporting individuals on a wide variety of matters.
Chris’ practice areas include: Sports, Media & Entertainment. He specialises in image rights, third party ownership issues, player transfers, intellectual property contracts, contract re-negotiations, sponsorship and endorsement contracts, defamation, sports dispute resolution, footballer and agent disputes, doping hearings, regulatory issues, and both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property law.
Chris has advised on a leading number of high-profile cases in the area of sports law, some of which are listed: –
• Roberto Martinez
Chris represented Roberto Martinez in his dispute with Everton FC gaining a record pay-out for his Client and also advising on Roberto Martinez appointment to the Belgian FA
• Swansea City Football Club
Chris was the lead lawyer on the sale of the football club to the new owners;
• Tyson Fury
Represented the former World Heavyweight Champion;
• Cristiano Ronaldo
Chris acted on behalf of Cristiano Ronaldo during his time in the UK on various significant commercial matters;