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Matthew Bennett

Centrefield LLP

Matthew Bennett is one of the UK’s leading sports lawyers with extensive experience across the sector, advising clients on a variety of matters across regulatory and governance, disciplinary and dispute resolution, immigration and athlete representation.

Matthew is regarded as one the pre-eminent lawyers in football, both in the UK and internationally. He is regularly called upon to advise on complex and high value international player transfers, including many of the leading global football transfers worth hundreds of millions annually. Matthew also regularly advises on many of the major Premier League managerial appointments and high profile football dispute resolution and disciplinary cases, representing his clients before various football dispute resolution forums such as the Premier League, the FA, the English Football League, UEFA, FIFA, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

His clients include many of the UK’s leading clubs, players, managers, intermediaries and sporting organisations, as well as advising a range of clubs, intermediaries and national governing bodies throughout football globally.

Matthew has been  ranked as a leading individual in both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK Sports Law directories for a number of  years and was featured in The Lawyer’s ‘Hot 100 2017’, reflecting his standing as one of the UK’s pre-eminent Sports practitioners.

Matthew also lectures to students on the British Association for Sport and Law Post Graduate Certificate in Sports Law and is regularly invited to speak at Sports Law conferences.

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