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Richard Davies

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Richard specialises in commercial contracts in the sports, technology and media sectors.

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About

Richard specialises in commercial contracts, with a particular focus on the sports, technology and media sectors. Richard has particular expertise in sponsorship, media rights, marketing, ecommerce and exploitation of digital content.  He has experience drafting and negotiating agreements for a range of businesses including start-ups, major UK PLCs, athletes and sports organisations.

Richard is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Advising Nike on kit supply deals with leading Premier League clubs.
  • Advising Ascot Racecourse on media rights arrangements.
  • Advising leading headphones and speakers brand Bowers & Wilkins on various marketing campaigns.
  • Acting for one of the UK largest charities in relation to events, marketing and consumer law matters.
  • Advising Sage on becoming the Official Insights Partner of Six Nations Rugby, including use of innovative “smart ball” technology.
  • Advising Premier League footballers on personal endorsement contracts.
  • Advising an online content platform on the exploitation of FA Premier League and UEFA Champions League digital content rights.
  • Advising a major betting and gaming company on various commercial arrangements relating to its online offering.
  • Advising marketing agencies on exploitation and protection of IP rights in digital content.
  • Acting for a music major in drafting and negotiating complex licencing and distribution arrangements for digital music right.

Our thinking

  • Property Patter – Filming Agreements Part 2

    Naomi Nettleton

    Podcasts

  • Richard Davies writes for City AM on the lessons that the Premier League can learn from the Super Bowl and NFL

    Richard Davies

    In The Press

  • Fortune quotes Richard Davies on sponsorship deals and the strength of brand/supporter loyalty in football

    Richard Davies

    In The Press

  • Bloomberg and The Washington Post quote Richard Davies on multiclub ownership in world sports

    Richard Davies

    In The Press

  • BBC Radio London interviews Richard Davies on Karen Carney’s review into women’s football and investment in the sport

    Richard Davies

    In The Press

  • PE Hub quotes Richard Davies on private equity interest in football and sports

    Richard Davies

    In The Press

  • EGR Global quotes Richard Davies on the landmark decision to withdraw front-of-shirt sponsorship by 2026

    Richard Davies

    In The Press

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Fresh Air Festival on the Bangkok Century Cup 2022

    Nic Couchman

    News

  • Richard Davies and Rahim Hirji write for the American Bar Association on tattoos, athletes and image rights

    Richard Davies

    In The Press

  • Richard Davies quoted by eprivateclient on tattoos and their licensing for high profile private clients

    Richard Davies

    In The Press

  • Tattoos, athletes and image rights

    Richard Davies

    Insights

  • Live events, venues and COVID passports – UK government issues updated guidance

    Richard Davies

    Quick Reads

  • The EPL's Fantasy Nightmare

    Daniel McDonagh

    Quick Reads

  • Landed Estates and Historic Properties: Staging outdoor events - part 2

    Naomi Nettleton

    Podcasts

  • The Score: How are traditional sports and esports converging as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Nick White

    Podcasts

  • Better late than never for Premier League clubs during COVID-19 disruption

    Richard Davies

    Quick Reads

  • Megan Rapinoe and athlete activism

    Richard Davies

    Quick Reads

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