David Bentham is an experienced sports lawyer with over 16 years’ experience in the sector. David has an in-depth understanding of commercial, sport and media law. As a leading lawyer in the industry, ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories, his practice includes advising governing bodies, clubs, sports and media individuals, sponsors, players’ unions and other sports and media businesses on a wide range of issues, such as sponsorship and merchandising programmes, image rights/personal endorsement arrangements, tour and event agreements, e-commerce and m-commerce, broadcasting and publishing arrangements.
David has a particular expertise in respect of the commercialisation and exploitation of image rights, both by individual personalities and major sports organisations. He continues to act for various leading UK athletes and clubs on the structuring and management of their image rights arrangements. He is recognised as one of the UK’s leading experts within this area.
David also regularly lectures on image rights and the commercial aspects of sport, including on the British Association of Sport and Law post graduate course.