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Sport law

Advice for all those involved in sport


With a wealth of experience in the field of sport and in-depth knowledge of the organisation of French and international sport, KELTEN advises all those involved in sport on their various legal issues.


We assist sports associations in their structuring and in securing the legal aspects of their operations: articles of association and internal regulations, taxation, creation of sports companies, sponsorship operations, civil and commercial contracts.


We assist professional clubs in securing their role in the professional sports ecosystem: negotiation and drafting of employment contracts, transfer contracts, sports agent contracts and tripartite sports agent remuneration agreements, business contributions, sponsorship contracts, contracts for the use of the athlete’s image, service contracts, general terms and conditions of sale and use.


We assist professional and high-level athletes in optimising and securing their business: setting up an image company, negotiating and drafting their contracts (sponsorship contracts, contracts for the use of their image, etc.).


We assist sports agents in securing their business with French and foreign athletes, coaches and clubs: negotiation and drafting of mediation contracts, collaboration contracts, business contribution contracts and presentation agreements, as well as assistance with the formalities required to comply with the regulations applicable within the various federations.


Strategic and effective defence


KELTEN provides effective support to those involved in sport (clubs, athletes and trainers, sports agents) before:


– the commissions of professional federations and leagues, in disciplinary and sporting matters,
– before the CNOSF (French National Olympic and Sports Committee) conciliation board,
– the AFLD (French Anti-Doping Agency)
– and before the administrative and judicial courts.


KELTEN also defends sports players before the commissions of international federations and before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS).

  • Internal structuring
  • Taxation of associations
  • Drafting and monitoring commercial contracts
  • Defence and representation before departmental, regional and federal commissions
  • Defence and representation before the CNOSF
  • Defence and representation before the courts
  • Setting up a sports company
  • Drafting and monitoring commercial contracts (sponsorship, provision of services, general terms and conditions)
  • Employment contracts for athletes and coaches, transfer contracts
  • Management and monitoring of contractual relations with sports agents (mediation contract, tripartite remuneration agreement)
  • Anti-doping regulations
  • Defence and representation before federation and professional league committees
  • Defence and representation before the CNOSF
  • Defence and representation before the courts (judicial, administrative, commercial, industrial)
  • Taxation of associations
  • Sports betting (training, technical awareness-raising materials, newsletter)
  • Sports agents
  • Drafting and monitoring commercial contracts
  • Litigation relating to federal decisions (CNOSF and administrative courts)
  • Commercial litigation
  • Structuring the activities of top-level athletes
  • Image contracts and companies
  • Defence and representation before anti-doping bodies (AFLD, International Federation, TAS)
  • Defence and representation before commissions of professional federations and leagues
  • Defence and representation before the courts
  • Drafting of sports agent contracts
  • Legal assistance in connection with the conclusion of employment contracts or transfer transactions
  • Defence and representation before the courts and commercial tribunals
  • Support and implementation of sponsorship / CSR strategy
  • Assisting professional clubs to set up dedicated sponsorship structures
  • Assisting professional federations and leagues to set up dedicated sponsorship structures
  • Tax support
  • Institutional strategies for training and raising awareness of sports betting
  • Support in organising e-sport competitions

Kelten (Wilfried Meynet) advises and assists professional and amateur sports organisations and players in all their legal, financial and tax issues:

  • Law for sports federations, associations and companies,
  • Legal and tax support for the organisation of events,
  • Intellectual property law, communications law, image rights (creation of image companies),
  • Drafting of sponsorship or patronage contracts, participation in sporting events, assignment of event exploitation rights, organisation concessions, player transfers, sports intermediation,
  • National and international taxation of athletes.

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