Andrew Nixon

Biography

Andrew Nixon is a Partner in the Sport Group at Sheridans.

The Legal 500 describes Andrew as a â??very bright and talented sports lawyerâ? and as having â??very impressive skills, tactical awareness and industry knowledgeâ?. He is referred to by Chambers & Partners as producing â??high quality sports workâ? and as having â??a vast knowledge of the sectorâ?.

Andrewâ??s practice focuses principally on regulatory, commercial, governance, disciplinary, arbitration and dispute resolution within the sport sector. His clients include governing bodies, rights holders, sports clubs, sports agencies and individual athletes.

Recent work includes:

  • A number of key regulatory projects for governing bodies
  • Football Disciplinary Commission Arbitrations
  • Football League Sporting Sanction and FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber Arbitrations
  • A high profile player/club dispute (football)
  • Various agency disputes across football and rugby union (player/agent; agent/agent; agent/club)
  • Advice to multiple governing bodies on governance, policies and disciplinary rules
  • Regulatory advice for a football investment fund relating to playersâ?? economic and federative rights
  • A high value broadcasting rights dispute

Andrew has written for numerous sports publications, including Law in Sport, World Sports Law Report, Sporting Intelligence, FC Business and Sports Business. He is also regularly called upon as an expert in sports law by media outlets such as BBC, Sky News, Sky Sports News, Channel 4 and ITV. Andrew is also an accomplished speaker and lecturer and he has lectured in sports law at Birkbeck, has spoken at various sports law conferences and sports law webinars on a variety of matters, including sports discipline, social media, third party ownership in football, sports governance and the role of agents in sport. Andrew is also a Non-Executive Director of the English Table Tennis Association and sits on the Editorial Board for Law in Sport. Publications

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