Overview

Specialist legal advice and support, given in a timely manner and from a team with real experience, can make a positive impact on the revenue that a business can generate from its sports, media or entertainment interests.

Our legal advice is provided by a team of lawyers situated in every major time zone. We can tell you when it might be advantageous to establish a British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Irish, Jersey or Luxembourg entity for the purpose of owning your interests and we can advise you how best to structure your licensing or distribution arrangements in different regions so as to maximise income from your assets. Our services include:

Sports Ventures

  • acquisition and ownership holding structures
  • funds for the purposes of investing in sports ventures including player funds
  • joint ventures both with respect to investment in the sports industry and between sports entities, the media and technology companies

Intellectual Property

  • intellectual property holding structures
  • licensing of intellectual property including with respect to brands and brand merchandising, sponsorship deals, naming rights, merchandising, multimedia and gaming products

Structured Finance

  • sports related financing for teams, clubs, leagues and associations by means of secured loan financing, credit facilities, bond issues, commercial paper and long term fixed rate debt facilities, including securitisation of future flow revenue (ticket sales, broadcasting rights and royalties) and stadium financing

Media

  • media right holding structures
  • broadcasting – domestic and international television, radio, internet broadcasting and mobile wireless agreements

Personality / Athlete Services

  • ownership of image and associated intellectual property rights
  • licensing of image and associated intellectual property rights including endorsements on a regional and global basis
  • trust structures for private wealth management

Our specialist skills and knowledge are strongly supported by the collective expertise of our Corporate, Funds & Investment Management, Finance, Intellectual Property and Trusts & Private Client groups.

 

Locations

Cayman Islands   |   British Virgin Islands
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Deals

Maples Group Supports First US CLO Employing a Cayman Islands LLC

The $US 501 million deal was hugely novel as it was the first ever US CLO transaction to employ a Cayman Islands LLC as its issuer. 

09 Sep 2019

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Announcements

Maples Group Expands Shipping Expertise with Strategic Hires in Asia

The Maples Group is pleased to announce the expansion of its global Shipping team with the appointments of a number of strategic hires in Asia.

 

29 Aug 2019

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Announcements

Maples Group Jersey Expands to New Office Location

The Maples Group is pleased to announce that due to the growth of its business in Jersey, it has relocated its offices.

21 Aug 2019

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Announcements

Maples Group Appoints New Managing Partner to its Law Firm in London

The Maples Group's law firm, Maples and Calder, is pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi de Vries as the Managing Partner of its London office.

20 Aug 2019

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Announcements

Maples Group Welcomes US Bankruptcy Courts Decision on the Rights of Investors in Cayman Islands Funds

In the liquidation proceedings of Ascot Fund Ltd, a Cayman Islands incorporated company, the US Bankruptcy Court held that the rights of investors in Cayman Islands funds are to be determined by Cayman Islands law. 

20 Aug 2019

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Announcements

Maples Group Expands Fiduciary Services Team in Dubai

The Maples Group has announced the appointment of Olena Mykhailenko as a Vice President in Dubai.

19 Aug 2019

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