Media, Sports & Entertainment

EXPERTISE

MEDIA, SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The use and importance of media in everyday life cannot be underestimated. Digital, interactive and social media have become as important as more traditional media such as television, film and publishing. Al Sheaily’s lawyers advise on such conventional and new media, both from inside and outside the industries having worked inhouse with such media giants as Al Jazeera and CNN, to advising start-ups in the digital space.

Similarly they have advised sports industry participants on a wide range of activities from broadcasting, sponsorship and merchandising deals to bidding for (and winning) major global sporting events.

Representative Transactions

  • Advised leading international broadcaster on corporate structures, media regulation, program acquisition and licensing, broadcasting and distribution, hosting broadcasting, satellite platforms, employment, litigation and defamation/libel
  • Advised regional media company and the founder on corporate formation and seed round note from a regional government-controlled entity.
  • Advised various high-profile regional sporting institutions including acting for the State of Qatar in its successful bid for the FIFA 2022 Football World Cup and for a regional Olympic Committee in its bid for the Olympic Games
  • Advised the owners on the establishment and operations of a prestigious International Boat Show held in the region