Droit du sport

OUR FIELDS OF
INTERVENTION

« A law firm at the service of players from the sports industry »

Our approach

Although the expertise of its lawyers is mainly recognized in the field of sports law, Earvin & Lew is a generalist firm, capable of dealing with all the legal issues.

Sports law

Our team intervenes on statutory, regulatory, contractual, and litigation aspects, whatever the type of client, individual, or legal entity (clubs, institutions).

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OUR TEAM REPRESENTS AND ADVISES ALL PLAYERS FROM THE SPORTS INDUSTRY:

  • Sports institutions: international and national sports federations and their decentralized bodies (leagues, districts, committees),
  • Sports groups: : sports associations and societies,
  • Advertisers and sponsors,
  • Organizers of sports events,
  • Investors,
  • Sports agents,
  • Athletes of all sports, individual and collective.

Our lawyers have the status of sports representatives. In this capacity, they regularly assist and represent professional athletes in the negotiation and drafting of their employment contracts and/or transfer operations.

Employment law

Our team intervenes in the framework of individual working relations, from formation to the termination of the work contract, as well as in the management of collective relations.

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THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT IS THE KEY DOCUMENT GOVERNING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AN EMPLOYER AND HIS EMPLOYEE. OUR LAWYERS INTERVENE ESSENTIALLY TO DEAL WITH THE FOLLOWING ISSUES:

  • Drafting and negotiating the employment contract,
  • Termination of the employment contract: redundancies (for personal or economic reasons), contractual terminations,
  • Amicable settlement of disputes: negotiation with the opposing party, drafting of transactional agreements.

OUR LAWYERS ALSO ADVISE THEIR CLIENTS ON THE COLLECTIVE ASPECTS OF LABOR RELATIONS:

  • Setting up and monitoring the CSE,
  • Drafting and adoption of collective agreements (savings, profit-sharing, etc.),
  • Collective redundancies.

Litigation

Our team intervenes before the common law jurisdictions, as well as before the specialized sports jurisdictions (arbitration, federal, CNOSF…).

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OUR TEAM ASSISTS AND REPRESENTS ITS CLIENTS, IN THE FIRST INSTANCE AND ON APPEAL, BEFORE NUMEROUS STATE COURTS:

  • Judicial Tribunal
  • Commercial court
  • Industrial tribunal
  • Correctional Court
  • Social Security Tribunal
  • Administrative Tribunal
  • Court of Appeal (civil and administrative)

BECAUSE OF THEIR EXPERTISE, OUR LAWYERS ALSO INTERVENE BEFORE THE SPECIALIZED SPORTS COURTS:

  • Disciplinary bodies of sports leagues and federations,
  • CNOSF
  • Arbitration Courts

Corporate law

Our team advises and represents legal entities, in the form of companies and associations, throughout their existence: creation, operation, dissolution, operations affecting the capital.

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OUR LAWYERS ADVISE AND REPRESENT CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL COMPANIES:

  • Choice of the appropriate legal structure,
  • Drafting of articles of incorporation,
  • Carrying out capital operations: mergers, demergers, sales of securities, capital increases, etc.
  • General follow-up and support.

OUR LAWYERS BRING THEIR EXPERTISE TO THE SUPPORT OF SPORTS GROUPS, WHETHER THEY ARE CONSTITUTED AS ASSOCIATIONS OR SPORTS COMPANIES:

  • Constitution of sports societies and associations,
  • Management of the relationship between the supporting association and the sports company,
  • Management of relations with federal authorities and management bodies,
  • Creation of endowment funds.

Contract law

Our team assists its clients in the entire contractual process: negotiation, drafting, execution, breach, amicable settlement, or litigation.

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OUR LAWYERS ASSIST THEIR CLIENTS IN THE ENTIRE CONTRACTUAL PROCESS, FROM NEGOTIATION TO DRAFTING, EXECUTION, AND TERMINATION, IN MANY AREAS:

  • Partnership contract (sponsorship),
  • Commercial contract,
  • Image contract,
  • Employment contract.

The status of sports agent provides our lawyers with particular expertise in managing the contractual links between clubs and athletes, whatever the sport.

Criminal law

Our team represents and advises its clients, individuals, or legal entities, in criminal matters.

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TO PROVIDE OUR CLIENTS WITH A COMPLETE SERVICE, OUR LAWYERS HAVE THE NECESSARY SKILLS TO ACT IN CRIMINAL MATTERS, AS COUNSEL OR BEFORE THE COURTS.

    Our strengths

    Reactivity

    Availability

    Experience

    Proximity

    COMPLEMENTARITY

    INTERNATIONAL EXPERTISE

    SURROUNDED BY A NETWORK OF SPECIALISTS TO OFFER A "360°" SUPPORT

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