Mercantile Barristers


Mercantile Barristers has a wealth of experience across sports law with a particular specialisation in professional football. 


Some of our specialist Barristers are also English Football Association Registered Intermediaries. We are regularly instructed to negotiate and renegotiate elite player transfers from one club to another and to advise on and settle the drafting of employment, sponsorship, endorsement, appearance, broadcasting and other commercial contracts.


We are also instructed in a broad range of disputes between Sports Agents and Players, between Clubs and Agents, disputes between one clubs themselves as well as disputes involving corporations and those involving regulatory authorities.


Our Sports Law practice covers:


  • Sports Arbitration
  • Sports Litigation
  • Player Contracts
  • Player Transfers
  • Personal Injury to Players
  • Manager  & Coaching Contracts
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Disputes
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Image Rights
  • Regulation of Sport
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Professional Negligence in Sport
  • Commercial Investments in Sport
  • Third Party Ownership
  • Sports Agency
  • Agency Disputes
  • Takeovers & Buyouts
  • Sponsorships Transactions
  • Endorsements Transactions
  • Appearance Transactions
  • Broadcasting Rights


Contact: Nick Chuter – Business Development Clerk

Tel: +44 (0)203 034 0077




10 – 11 Grays Inn Square

Grays Inn