Sports law


Mark Copeland is one of New Zealand’s most experienced sports lawyers, with friendships and access to specialist sports professionals and event directors nationally and globally, which greatly benefit our clients.

We understand the fast-paced nature of the sports sector and bring experience and knowledge to a space which often presents unique and complex challenges.

We advise sports people, event organisers, sports teams and managers in New Zealand and around the world on all aspects of sports governance and administration.

We’re experts in

  • Sports ethics and integrity
  • Strategic advice around sports events creation and management
  • Sponsorship Agreements
  • Events supplier contract negotiations
  • Anti-doping laws
  • Sports governance
  • Endorsement contracts
  • Sporting entity structuring and establishment

Mark is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA) and is a founding member of the international Global Sports Law Group (GSLG).

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