Sports, Media and Entertainment

The area of sports, media and entertainment has several legal and commercial issues that require professional and valuable advice.
Kromann Reumert offers legal advice on all aspects of sports, media and entertainment law. Having focused on the sports, media and entertainment industry for many years, we have developed a position as one of the most important law firms in this area. Today, we are a large group of lawyers with significant expertise and experience in sports, media and entertainment who assist Danish as well as international clients.

We have a leading reputation handling all types of court and arbitration proceedings in Denmark and abroad.

Our areas of practices include:

  • Media and Entertainment
  • Sports Law

Media and Entertainment

Kromann Reumert is an experienced adviser to the publishing industry, offering advice on:

  • Publishing agreements
  • Legal disputes relating to published works
  • Transfer of rights in works
  • Digital exploitation of works 
  • Marketing law issues

We also have experience in assisting daily papers, magazines, providers of radio, television and film services, and other media on legal matters, including:

  • Agreements on the transfer and exploitation of rights
  • Recording agreements
  • Music publishing agreements
  • Managers’ contracts
  • Agency agreements
  • Film agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Licence agreements
  • Disputes concerning rights to articles, programmes, etc. 
  • Defamation

Our expertise

We have extensive experience in the potential legal problems of the digital development and New Media, including the use of material on the Internet, on mobile devices, etc.

We have also co-operated with Kromann Reumert's commercial law group to assist a number of media and entertainment enterprises setting up, purchasing or selling business in Denmark. Our knowledge of the legal and commercial problems in the media and entertainment industry allows us to provide valuable advice in connection with such transactions, including on the performance of due diligence investigations and the negotiation and drafting of transfer and shareholders' agreements.

Read more about our expertise within Media and Entertainment.

Sports Law

Having focused intensively on sports, media and entertainment for a number of years now, Kromann Reumert stands as a leading Danish law firm within the field.

We have today a young and informal group of lawyers and assistant lawyers with extensive knowledge of the industry and experienced in all areas of sports, media and entertainment. The group has been involved in many of the biggest cases in Denmark in recent years, many of them earning media attention.

Our ambition is to serve as a value-adding sparring partner to our clients. We have among our clients, who come from Denmark and abroad, i.a. publishing houses and distributors, trade organisations, athletes, players' associations, sponsors, sports agents, managers, sports clubs, movie companies, record companies, advertising agencies, daily newspapers, radio and TV stations, theatres, fashion houses, etc.

With leading litigators we argue cases in all Danish courts, conduct arbitration proceedings at national and international levels, and represent clients in cases before specialist bodies and tribunals within the world of sports.

We have considerable expertise in the area of sports law, i.a. assisting professional athletes on legal issues relating to their career, including:

  • Terms of employment
  • Protection of rights to their own names and photos, sponsor agreements, doping rules, etc.

We also provide advice to businesses before they enter into sponsor and advertising agreements, and we furthermore provide advice and assist in relation to purchasing and selling sports businesses, including purchase and sale of sports clubs, sponsor companies etc.

What others say about us

We are regularly evaluated in international directories. Examples of such evaluations in leading international directories include:

"The ‘extraordinarily good’ Martin Dahl Pedersen at Kromann Reumert sits on the board of the Danish Film Institute. In 2008, Aarhus-based Jan Hvarre became a partner and Jette Hessellund Lauridsen and Pia Voldmester became associated partners. The team was strengthened by copyright specialist Martin Kyst’s arrival from the Danish Ministry of Culture. The firm is particularly strong in sports law representing the Danish Handball Players Association, the Danish Athlete’s Association and football’s Danish Players Association. The firm represents book publisher Gyldendal, the Danish Publishers Association and the Danish Association of Daily Newspapers". (Europe Legal 500).

"The largest and most specialised TMT department in Denmark, this team is noted for its highly developed expertise in all three avenues of the practice area. Lauded for its “immense capabilities, around-the-clock availability and thorough business analysis,” the firm meets with strong demand from the highest-profile clients, such as Danske Bank, Broadcast Service Danmark and TDC (Tele-Denmark Communications). Martin Dahl Pedersen is the authority on the media side. He is described as “relaxed, straightforward and wise,” and his work highlights include assisting Nordisk Film Valby with its partial acquisition of a leading Danish film production company".

Read more about our expertise within Sports Law.

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