Media, Sports & Entertainment

Advising on Media, Sport & Entertainment deals requires Tax & Legal expertise and “down to earth” business experience.


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Media, Sport & Entertainment is an area that requires savvy tax and legal professionals with sound knowledge of how to close business deals across various jurisdictions. We feel at home working in the areas of TV, film, social media, traditional news, sports, entertainment and agencies.

The disruptions of social media and digital journalism changed the industry in 2010 and we were at the heart of that change.”

-León Fernando Del Canto

Our team has global expertise in Media, Sport & Entertainment in Europe, Latam and the Middle East. From start-ups to well-established global businesses, we are very familiar with all tax and legal matters relating to TV, film, social media, traditional news, sports, entertainment, communication agencies, talent, brand owners.

We were part of the largest intellectual property paradigm shift in the media world by advising Huffington PostAl Jazeera and Grupo PRISA from 2010-2016.

In sport, we were involved in the negotiation of La Liga’s TV rights with international sporting channels, as well as advising Tottenham Hotspurs and Valencia CF on sponsorship deals.

On the movies front, we advised on the acquisition and restructuring of Gulf Film, the largest film distribution company in the Middle East, as well as the creation of Novo Cinema franchise in the Gulf. We have advised production and distribution companies, screenwriters and directors.

We have represented important names in the media and sports industry and concluded many high-profile deals with premier league clubs, and international media and TV companies, among others.

From drafting and negotiating heads of terms and non-disclosure agreements to executing transactions in the most tax-efficient ways and dealing with conflict resolution, we add real value for our clients.

An international law firm with offices in Spain and the UK, we have sound knowledge of the Middle East and Latam markets, and work with international federations, professional leagues and sports clubs, advising on all aspects of professional sport and challenges that may arise.

Our team comprises dedicated specialists who have extensive expertise in this field. We are a go-to firm for sports-related matters including (but not limited to), handling player and stadium contracts, sponsorships, media and naming rights, regulatory, competition law and dispute resolution.

Turnkey Project management

Del Canto Chambers offers a turnkey project management approach with a full-service support solution, including decision-making protocols and timelines.

We have worked with a variety of projects in Spain, Middle East and Latin America, advising European and American companies. Our team is able to offer turn key solutions managing the whole project with our local partners.

Del Canto Chambers assists clients in structuring a wide range of transactions, from private equity deals to corporate acquisitions. A turnkey project management approach allows us to incorporate multiple local partner to ensure a successful implementation. Our firm will help you navigate through the transactional process coordinating the different professionals involved. View major cases

As members of The Leading Edge Alliance, we work with local auditing firms assisting with tax audits and general compliance. We work collaboratively with LEA Global firms, with a strong focus on client service.

The partner in the original engagement stays involved throughout the work to ensure you experience a seamless service. That connection provides consistency and intimate client knowledge, expertise and proactive advisory services.

Our services

  • Tax advice on Media, Sport & Entertainment agreements
  • International restructuring of intellectual property holdings
  • Trademarks, patents and copyright protection and licensing strategies, including agreements and special purchase vehicles for intellectual property holdings
  • Domains and branding dispute resolution services
  • The valuation of intellectual property as intangible assets

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