Recognized as an Up and Coming lawyer for Sports and described as “very sensible and pragmatic, with the ability to cut through difficult issues and get to a solution.”Chambers UK 2020

Patrick Mitchell

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Patrick Mitchell is a partner in Latham’s London office and a member of the Entertainment, Sports & Media Industry Group.

Mr. Mitchell works exclusively in the sports and entertainment space, advising a wide variety of sports governing bodies, broadcasters and other media companies, corporates, financiers, and investors on their premium commercial transactions.

Mr. Mitchell primarily handles sophisticated media rights and sponsorship arrangements, the launch and expansion of media and digital services, sports technology, and all other areas involved in establishing and monetizing events.

Mr. Mitchell’s experience includes advising:

  • Various event organizers on the award, hosting, and exploitation of major international sporting events, including*:
    • The Organizing Committees for London Olympic and Paralympic Games, Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and European Games
    • Baku on the Formula One Grand Prix
    • Circuit Zandvoort on the Formula One Dutch Grand Prix
    • Formula E
    • ESPN in relation to the X-Games
    • The Premier League in respect of its “Asia Trophy” event
    • The Afghanistan Cricket Board on a new Twenty20 cricket competition
  • Numerous other sports bodies together with various clubs/teams (including Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC) on the exploitation of media and/or sponsorship rights, including*:
    • The NBA
    • The EFL
    • The Premier League
    • Badminton World Federation
    • ASOIF
    • The Scottish Rugby Union
  • Various international broadcasters, in respect of the bidding for and acquisition of premium sports media rights, including*:
    • Formula One
    • WTA tennis
    • French Football
    • ICC and Indian Premier League cricket
    • Various domestic and international football competitions
  • Global brands on their sport sponsorship arrangements, including*:
    • Bridgestone
    • Ralph Lauren
    • Virgin
    • Deloitte
    • UNICEF
  • Various international broadcasters and media companies on their broadcasting, digital, and related activities, including*:
    • Vice Media
    • Discovery Communications
    • Scripps Interactive
    • Liberty Global
    • beIN Sports

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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