Expertise Industries

With more than ten years of experience, Morais Leitão’s Sports and Entertainment team is unique among Portuguese law firms. The team comprises ten lawyers specialized in several fields of law, including contract law, commercial and financial law, litigation, European and competition law, tax, labour law, criminal law, intellectual property and public law. This team has evolved in keeping with the increasing needs of its clients, adapting the concept of a full service firm and one stop shop for the players of the Sports and Entertainment industry, while offering the most reputed legal services in the market.


In the sports' industry Morais Leitão provides its clients multidisciplinary and transversal legal advice, offering complete legal assistance in several matters related to sports, such as the contracting and representing athletes, acquisition and sale of shareholdings in sport companies, financing of sport clubs and companies, licensing of sport facilities, image rights, protection of intellectual property, tax advice, compliance, organisation of sports events, and litigation before regulatory entities and competent national or international federative, judicial or arbitral deciding bodies in disciplinary, contractual or regulatory related matters.

In this area Morais Leitão highlights its experience in advising athletes, clubs, intermediaries, federations, associations, investors and sponsors, among which are some of the most relevant players in the national and international sport’s world.


Our team has great experience in the Entertainment industry, offering its clients integrated, complete and multidisciplinary services focusing notably on the emerging phenomenon of gaming and e-sports, sale of television broadcasting rights, promotion of events, concerts and festivals, sponsorships, merchandising and advertising contracts.

A service without borders

We help clients by taking advantage of our unique international strategic position through partnerships with the leading Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. and Quiroga Advogados, the network Morais Leitão Legal Circle – including legal firms in Angola and Mozambique, as well as the world’s leading network of independent law firms, Lex Mundi (100+ countries worldwide and access to 21,000 lawyers around the world), where Morais Leitão is the exclusive Portuguese member. In the context of Sport and Entertainment, Morais Leitão also collaborates with the most experienced and prestigious law firms in each jurisdiction, which include the most reputed lawyers in this field.

Interaction with the main stakeholders

The Sport and Entertainment team actively collaborates with the main stakeholders in Portugal, including federations, leagues and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Several of its members actively participate in training sessions, university courses and conferences in sport law matters, and are reputed as experts in this sector.