The firm has acted for entertainment and sports personalities and companies. With the digital age and increasing globalisation, the varied legal and commercial influences of these sectors have been unearthed. As such, we continue to remain proactive in providing updated and accurate legal counsel specific to issues arising in this practice area.
Our team comprises lawyers who are natural sports enthusiasts and with Cameroon recognised globally as a renowned soccer nation, we make it an obligation to remain at the fore of all developments concerning soccer locally and internationally. We have in depth knowledge of FIFA Rules as well as the domestic Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) rules.
Clients typically engage us to prepare and review professional service contracts, endorsement contracts, representation agreements, and standard athlete contracts which include contracts with minors through legal guardians (normally in the form of an agreement to contract). We also assist clients with tax advisory, alternative dispute resolution processes and in the process of sports branding and merchandising.
We can act for athletes, coaches, sports teams, and sponsors.
Our entertainment law practice provides a support mechanism to enable our clients optimise their personal brands. This involves assisting them to shape their careers long term, and achieve success within and without the Cameroonian entertainment industry. We also offer corporate and regulatory compliance advice to our clients which touches on specific legal requirements in order to help them prevent legal disputes.
In addition, we are proactive to offer a broad range of other legal services which concern contracts negotiation, organising tours, immigration and international travel arrangements, sponsorships, taxation and protection of intellectual property rights. Regarding the latter, our clients benefit exclusively from the firm’s distinguished intellectual property experience particularly in trademark protection and registration, and licensing,
We are able to represent performing artists, television and film producers, content providers, distributors, musicians, record labels, writers and publishers, inventors of internet entertainment services and investors in this sector.
Some of our recent work in this practice area has included rendering opinions on a football player’s image rights for use by a third party and negotiating a broadcaster’s appearance contract at a major event.