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Supporting businesses at the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Sports law from a global firm

With more than 4,000 lawyers based in more than 50 cities worldwide, including many of the FIFA World Cup host city locations across Canada, the US and Mexico, we offer our clients access to legal advice with a deep understanding of their local markets, coupled with extensive experience of complex projects and issues.

Our lawyers have long-standing experience in the sports sector and of similar sports tournaments, having advised clients on sports-matters around the world. Whatever the requirements, we have a team able to advise on areas including stadium financing and corporate acquisitions, through to taxation of image rights, personal brand and sponsorship arrangements. Our experience is built on the relations we hold throughout our business with sporting bodies, teams, and brands involved in sport, as well as the wide variety of investors, from investment banks and private equity firms, through to government departments and sovereign wealth funds, as well as broadcasters and the media.

If you would like to discuss how Norton Rose Fulbright can support your business at the 2026 FIFA World Cup, please contact our team below.

Norton Rose Fulbright offices in North America

Legal services 

Sports-industry

  • Tournament hosting and organization
  • Stadium management and operator agreements
  • Sports events and ticketing
  • Sports regulation and investigations
  • Sports marketing
  • Sports litigation
  • Digital entertainment and eSports
  • Sports arbitration
  • Stadium financings, hospitality, infrastructure and projects
  • Sports law advice for professional bodies, competitions, leagues, clubs, associations and players

IT/IP

  • Sponsorship arrangements and advertising regulations
  • Trademark portfolios and general brand management and enforcement
  • Broadcasting and image rights
  • IP licensing arrangements
  • Information governance, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Tendering processes and outsourcing agreements
  • Supply and hire purchase agreements
  • Franchising agreements

Corporate / commercial

  • Joint ventures
  • General commercial and contractual advice
  • Strategic alliances
  • Equity investments
  • Corporate governance

Employment

  • Employment regulatory advice
  • Visa advice

Projects, infrastructure and construction

  • Infrastructure and public space projects
  • Urban redevelopment
  • Construction contracts
  • Development and planning proposals
  • Rental and leasing arrangements
  • General debt financing arrangements

Compliance and ESG

  • Anti-bribery and corruption compliance programs
  • Business and human rights
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Internal investigations and remediation for violations of criminal and regulatory laws
  • Modern slavery regulations advice
  • Sanctions, anti-money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism advise
  • Alignment of compliance programs to meet multi-lateral bank financing standards
  • COVID-19 protocols
  • Healthcare regulatory issues
  • Regulation and investigations, including disclosures
  • Reputation and defamation protection
  • Risk advisory
  • Crisis management
  • Emerging markets
  • Environmental law
  • Insurance and underwriting agreements
  • Supply chain management
  • State and local laws and regulations


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