In recent years important and successive national legislative interventions have taken place with a view to encourage the sports sector to adopt a business-oriented administration. Besides the recent basic law regarding physical activity and sports, the following should also be highlighted, namely, the legal status of the sports federations and the statute of sports public utility of the clubs and sports companies, of the working contract of a sports practitioner and of the penal responsibility for behaviours in sporting activities.
This new reality has turned this sector into a dynamic and complex area, which has acquired, especially as far as football is concerned, an ever increasing importance within the Portuguese economy.
The firm has been closely monitoring recent developments in this sector and represents some of the most important figures in the world of sports, whether by providing daily legal assistance or legal assistance in court litigations. We provide a cross-practice team with expertise in matters such as labour agreements, tax planning, management arrangements, publicity sponsorship, and defence of the rights of personality and civil and penal responsibility.