What can Julian do for you?
Julian is a specialist and highly-experienced commercial sports lawyer, focusing on the commercialisation and protection of media, marketing, data and other sports rights.
He has acted for a wide range of domestic and international rights holders, agencies, brands and clubs, including in football, horseracing, cricket, rugby, cycling and golf.
He worked for 10 years overseas in-house in Switzerland and Singapore.
Supporting your ambitions
Over the last 15 years, Julian has advised on many of the world's best-known and largest sports events, including on FIFA World Cups, the UCI Road World Championships and the Epsom Derby. This has involved specialist legal acumen, but also a deep knowledge of the sports and media industries globally and considerable understanding of international business culture.
He also assisted many new market entrants, including start-up sports technologies businesses, new sports formats, teams and events and entrepreneurs. He has advised from a legal perspective, but also supported strategically and by utilising a wide network of international clients and contacts.
What do others say?
Clients have described Julian as pragmatic, commercially-focused and driven. Legal 500 describes our sports law team as “first class in every respect.” Chambers describes our sports law team as having “an outstanding offering in football.”
Julian has been recognised in various legal (and other publications) and in the UK national and industry press as an expert in sports rights matters.
What else should you know?
Julian spends too many hours riding bicycles dressed in spandex. He is a lifelong fan of Luton Town FC, which is also not always an easy ride (!), and is an active member of the MCC.
He is particularly passionate about women's sport (and the commercial opportunities for sponsors and broadcasters) and grassroots/community participation in all sports.