Why you should choose Tanveer:
- Over 20 years of experience
- Competitive prices
- Professional service
- Widely recognised and awarded
Sports law has become increasingly complex and international. As a barrister with over 15 years’ experience, I have a dynamic knowledge of the legal issues arising in the sports arena – including matters for individual sportsmen and sportswomen, clubs, agents, governing & regulatory bodies, sponsors, promoters, and commercial organisations engaged in the world of sport.
I have acted for well-known professionals in the cricket, football, boxing, and athletics industry.
My commitment to providing an exceptional level of service means my clients are confident they are receiving accurate, up-to-date legal advice. In addition, I take a highly detailed, commercially focused approach ensuring I fully understand my clients’ business objectives as well as the context and applicable regulatory context in which they operate.
I can advise on a range of matters including:
- Allegations of wrongdoing
- Commercial terms of business
- Agency agreements
- Representation and Sponsorship
- Drug Testing and anti-doping
- Disciplinary issues
- Franchise agreements and Merchandising
- Data protection
- Property (including acquisitions, disposals, development, and finance)
If your sports law matter has an international element, I can provide advice on the applicable law, business culture, and organise expert translators if required. When it comes to negotiating contracts, or advising on disciplinary issues or disputes, I have a calm, robust, measured approach, having meticulously researched the other sides motivations and position to ensure I obtain the best results for my clients.
What defences are available for failing a sports drug test?
Failing a routine drug test is devastating for an athlete and puts their career and professional reputation at risk. If you are required to have a drugs test, you will be notified by a Doping Control Officer (DCO) or a Witnessing Chaperone, who must show you their identification and formally advise you that you have been selected. You will need to report with the Chaperone or DCO to the Doping Control Station. You could be asked to provide either a blood or urine sample. If a blood sample is requested, there will be a Blood Collection Officer (BCO) in attendance.
If you fail a drug test, it may be because the supply of blood or urine provided was contaminated either deliberately or accidentally. Athletes have also overturned a positive drug test on grounds the testing was wrongly conducted. Because the equipment used by anti-doping testers is now so advanced, therefore it can pick up the tiniest traces of a substance, accidentally coming into contact with a banned substance can result in a failed test. For example, American Olympic Gil Roberts successfully defended a failed drug test for probenecid. A minuscule amount was discovered in his system, which Roberts claimed has come from kissing his girlfriend after she had taken an obsolete medicine called moxylong, which contains probenecid, to help cure a sinus infection which she caught whilst on holiday in India. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in Robert’s favour.
I have built up strong relationships with scientific experts who can provide robust evidence to support a defence related to failing a sports-related drugs test. Often, this results in the matter being concluded before being brought to trial. Therefore, it is essential that I become involved at the earliest possible moment so I can do everything possible to manage the situation and avoid you being exposed to career-damaging negative publicity.
Sports contract negotiations
High-value player contracts require skilled negotiation and a knowledge of cross-border laws and customs. I have assisted agents and clubs negotiate successfully to bring key players onto their teams. By working with UK and international legal representatives, I can advise on negotiation strategy, and ensure all the legal elements of the transfer between clubs is taken care of.
To discuss how I can directly advise and represent you in a sports law matter, please contact me on 07487 550 525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Always well prepared.”
“He, in my opinion, is a master tactician and grasps the most pertinent aspects of a case immediately which is of great help to his solicitors and clients alike.”
“Tanveer is a knowledgeable barrister and gets results.”
Awards & Associations
Tanveer has received several awards and is associated with many of the top legal institutions.
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