Our Sports and Entertainment practice is international in scope, representing an assorted array of high-profile clients in film and television, music, digital media, sports, and advertising. Our multi—disciplinary team is experienced in the full spectrum of sports and entertainment matters, with a portfolio of engagements that includes project finance, negotiating and advising on private and professional contracts, image and commercial rights, sponsorships, endorsements, Intellectual Property and brand protection, as well as dispute resolution.

In an age where content equates with value, our entertainment practice has been streamlined to manage the four key areas of content management: creation, aggregation, distribution and exploitation. Our entertainment lawyers are skilled in providing integrated services, which enable our clients make business decisions that impact not only their operations, but also end-users.

We undertake film financing, television production and distribution agreements on a worldwide basis, intellectual property matters, union and association contracts, talent and executive employment, entertainment licensing deals, rights acquisitions and sales agreements for both established and emerging film, music and media entities. Our expertise also spans drafting and negotiating recording, publishing, management, touring, merchandising, licensing, partnership and Internet agreements.

Our services include:

  • Film Finance
  • Artist Management & Representation
  • Commercial Arrangements
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Image and Commercial Rights
  • Licensing and Distribution
  • Wealth Management
  • Dispute Resolution

Our sports clients are not just world-class players and well-known teams; they are business people and multi-talented individuals with diverse investments and opportunities. The sports industry is a serious, valuable and complex business, which is yet to leverage on its true potential but continues to grow at an ever increasing rate.

Our sports practice team represents and protects the interests of our clients which, include athletes, professional sports teams, league associations and sports media companies. The interaction and representation by Aina Blankson of key players within the sports industry has earned us a reputation for tenacity, professionalism and utmost integrity in dealing with contract negotiations and transactions. We have advised on labour contracts, image and commercial rights management, sponsorship and licensing, talent representation and infrastructure finance. As disputes become a larger part of sports law, Aina Blankson offers its bespoke litigation and dispute resolution expertise to its esteemed clients.

Our Sports practice areas include:

  • Image and Commercial Rights
  • Sports Finance
  • Corporate and Commercial Arrangements
  • Talent Representation
  • Sports Betting and Gaming
  • Labour Law and Employment Contracts
  • Dispute Resolution


Andi Daze

Email: a.daze@ainablankson.com