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Sports Law

We are one of the few law firms in New Zealand to specialise in the increasingly complicated and important area of sports law. We bring together two of New Zealand’s most knowledgeable sports lawyers, Geoff Saunders and Lee Robinson. Between them, they have over 60 years’ experience in the legal profession and significant experience in acting for various national and regional sporting organisations, as well as for individual athletes.

Our services include:

  • Dealing with constitutional issues and administration affecting sporting organisations
  • Sports related property transactions
  • Negotiating and drafting player contracts
  • Negotiating and drafting sponsorship and endorsement contracts
  • Attending disciplinary hearings
  • Dealing with sports related employment issues
Our experience includes:
  • Acting for the Canterbury Cricket Trust in relation to the development of the Hagley Oval
  • Advising the promoter of various national championship golf tournaments regarding contracts with local authorities and key suppliers
  • Drafting membership documents for a major South Island resort golf club and related facilities
  • Acting in relation to disciplinary hearings in cricket and golf, including experience acting as a Code of Commissioner
  • Advising New Zealand Golf in relation to the amalgamation of men's and women's national organisations
  • Assisting with the drafting of the New Zealand Cricket Code of Conduct
  • Advising a major Christchurch golf club in relation to the potential sale of the assets of the club to its members
  • Reviewing constitution documents for the Royal Life Saving Society

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