Sports Law

Our Sports Law Unit has extensive experience in advising clients on a variety of legal issues in sport nationally and internationally.

The team has expertise in advising national and international governing bodies, elite athletes and multinational brands on the following issues in golf, football, rugby, boxing and local sports clubs:

  • Corporate and commercial issues
  • Commercial disputes
  • Sponsorship and other contracts
  • Employment issues
  • Governance issues
  • Disciplinary issues

We are also regular contributors to debates and discussions topical issues in sports law and business.

Chris Connolly, Head of the Group, has had articles published in Irish Times, Sunday Business Post, The Times, Sport Business Magazine, Sportscal Magazine, International Sports Law Review, World Sports Law Report and by the British Association of Sport and the Law and International Association of Sports Law. He also lectures on the UCD Masters in Sports Management course.


Chris Connolly
Chris Connolly