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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 bidding for, hosting, and exploitation of major international sporting events, including: 
    • The Organizing Committees for London Olympic and Paralympic Games, Glasgow Commonwealth Games, and European Games*
    • The Dutch, European, and other Formula One Grand Prix
    • Formula E
    • Bidding nations for the AFC Asian Cup
    • A Middle East Cricket Board on a new Twenty20 cricket competition*
  • Numerous other sports bodies together with various clubs/teams 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 media companies in respect of the bidding for and/or acquisition/exploitation of premium sports media rights, including: 
    • Formula One
    • WTA tennis*
    • ICC and Indian Premier League cricket*
    • Various premium European and international football competitions 
  • Global brands on their sport sponsorship arrangements, including:
    • Bridgestone*
    • Ralph Lauren*
    • Virgin*
    • Deloitte*
    • Darktrace
    • UNICEF*
  • Various international media companies on their broadcasting, digital, and related activities, including: 
    • Endeavor
    • Vice Media
    • Genius Sports
    • Discovery Communications*
    • Bytedance
    • Liberty Global*
    • beIN Sports*
    • SRMG

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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