The increasing popularity of sports as well as the growing influence of the Internet and mass media communications converted this sector in a global industry with immense influence. We at BWSP Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co. Law Firm are ready to provide legal and commercial advice within the sport practice area.

The diverse legal issues that arise from this industry include:

  • drafting of employment and service agreements
  • transfers of athletes, contract negotiation and litigation
  • governance and regulatory advice.

The members of our team have a thorough knowledge in this sector and are ready to provide professional legal counsel for your problems or future development. Our attorneys are recognized specialists in:

  • Media and marketing rights
  • Sports governance
  • Advertising agreements for sport events
  • Sponsorship agreements for clubs and individuals
  • Drafting of rules, regulations and agreements
  • Dispute resolution (including litigation, mediation and expert determination)
  • Tax
  • Intellectual property and copyright protection
  • Data protection
  • Employment
  • Work permits, sponsorship agreements, etc.

The modern sports industry is characterised with high mobility of the athletes on a international level. This circumstance, together with the high remuneration, create a large number of challenges in relation with taxation. In view of this the Tax Department provides advice on double tax treaties, VAT and corporate tax as well as representation before the National Revenue Agency and the respective courts in litigation cases.

The Law Firm advises on all IP matters regarding the filling of applications for trademarks before the national and international authorities. We negotiate and provide advice in disputes with third parties over a large number of IP issues.

Throughout our participation in Globalaw and BWSP Legal our clients may rely on our close relations with law firms in Central and Eastern Europe as well as on our contacts in over 80 countries worldwide.


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