Kanokanga & Partners
A Professional Law Firm established in 1991 Located in Harare Zimbabwe

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Sports Law

We offer a unique range of sports related services.

We Kanokanga & Partners are passionate about sports. We offer a unique range of services to help athletes, sports clubs, club owners, sports governing bodies, managers, trainers, leagues, sponsors and anyone else in the sports sector on all legal matters relating to sports. We as a firm take an active interest in sports law. As such our firm is highly skilled with knowledge relating to Fair Play Practices, The World Anti-Doping Code and Match Fixing. As an enthusiastic sports law firm we are aware that sports law are entwined with competition law and labour law and as such we prepare, draft, manage and review standard codes of conduct and other contracts for our clients. We guide our clients through the available options for commencing, defending or maintaining a claim either through Arbitration or the Courts. We also regularly support agents, service providers and vendors who provide accommodation, transportation, tickets, food and beverages, sports memorabilia and more. Our sports law services include but are not limited to;

  • Contracts and commercial agreements negotiation
  • Sponsorship deals
  • Endorsement deals
  • Image rights, transfer fees, free agency and prohibited substances
  • Broadcast rights, increasingly valuable sponsorship contracts,
  • Litigation involving individual contracts, collective agreements, tax issues and disciplinary issues
  • Brand management
  • Event organization
  • Sports governance
  • The drafting of rules and regulations;
  • The drafting of player and manager contracts
  • Disciplinary and anti-doping proceedings;
  • Bringing and defending challenges to the decisions and actions of governing bodies
  • Dispute resolution (including conciliation, mediation, arbitration and expert determination)