This award recognises a sports and entertainment legal team that has properly upheld the corporate responsibilities of its organisation by advising on complex commercial transactions, licensing and regulatory requirements, production agreements, intellectual property rights, contract negotiation, sales and distribution, merchandising and talent agreements, and dispute resolution.
It includes all employees who make up the legal team within all types of sports and entertainment organisations.
It is open to all in-house legal teams that have been employed by a sports and/or entertainment organisation that has been trading for at least two full financial years.
To be eligible for this award, the legal team needs to demonstrate work completed for its organisation in the 12 months from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.
Nominees will be judged on their responses to the following: