Tim Bailey_ Sports Partner/Solicitor

What others say about me_

Beswicks Solicitors LLP has a growing international reputation in sports law. Tim Bailey advises football clubs in both the UK and the US, and also represents footballers and cricketers in transfer negotiations. Legal 500 2014

“Tim Bailey is “knowledgeable and reliable”. Legal 500 2012

“…….. and Tim Bailey are “very approachable, honest, trustworthy and highly qualified”. Legal 500 2011

What I do_

I am a commercial lawyer with a passion for sport.

As a member of the Beswicks Sports Team, I advise professional clubs, athletes and corporate bodies on sports related contractual, regulatory and commercial issues predominately in the world of football and cricket bringing a focused understanding of the business of sport to those he deals with.

Typical areas I deal with are:

  • International player transfers
  • Sports sponsorship and promotion
  • Media and sports IP rights Image rights
  • Sports regulatory matters
  • Professional athletes employment and commercial contracts
  • Match and event organisation
  • Immigration to UK for sports professionals
  • Athlete management
  • Affiliation and partnership of USL franchise holders with UK and International clubs
  • Advising on the international transfer of a high profile Korean player to a Premier League club
  • Advising Premier League Club on recent multi million pound transfers and associated image rights contracts
  • Advising Premier League Club on various regulatory issues, including the drafting of standard player contract provisions
  • Representing a Premier League Club in a successful GBE appeal for a US player
  • Advising top county cricket coach regarding his new appointment with the ECB
  • Representation of youth players in recent high profile transfers to Premiership clubs
  • Negotiation and completion of record value sponsorship contract with cricket equipment provider
  • Advising on an investment proposal for the acquisition of economic rights in Brazilian footballers
  • Exclusive overseas representation of US based United Soccer Leagues
  • Advising Super League rugby club on image rights issues
  • Setting up corporate structure and commercial agreements for development of a football academies in Senegal and Ghana
  • Incorporation of sports based charity to provide aid to African nations
  • Representing leading young GB Olympic sprinters in commercial activities

 

Professional_

  • Partner at Beswicks Legal
  • FIFA licensed match agent
  • FA Registered Intermediary
  • Founder shareholder of Planet Sport, a provider of core curriculum multi-sports coaching to children
  • Author of numerous sports law articles for publications such as FC Business
  • Member of the British Association for Sport and the Law
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