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Sports Law

At UFGB, we also specialize in a non-traditional area of sports law, where we provide services mainly to domestic and foreign athletes, coaches, agents, sports event organizers and sports organizations. We deal with comprehensive legal agenda relating to the practice of professional sports.

We provide legal advice especially in negotiations of contractual terms between athletes, sports clubs, national sports federations, coaches, agents, sponsors and advertising partners. In particular, we deal with player contracts, club transfers, sponsorship contracts, advertising contracts, legal relationships with coaches and agents. For foreign coaches and sport specialists, we ensure obtaining licenses to perform activities in Slovakia.

We further represent athletes before Slovak or international arbitration courts and arbitration panels. We also deal with the issues of doping and other violations of sporting rules.

Our Experience

Medical company

Legal advice on setting sponsorship rules, negotiating and concluding a sponsorship agreement with a sports club. 

Professional trainer

Legal advice to a foreign client on obtaining a license to train racehorses in Slovakia. 

Professional footballer

Legal advice and representation in enforcing unpaid salary. 

Professional athlete

Legal advice and representation in extrajudicial negotiations and subsequent legal enforcement of compensation for material and non-material damage as a result of a sports injury caused by violation of sporting rules. 

Sports club

Legal advice and representation with respect to the arrangement of legal relations with neighboring sports clubs within one sports facility.