Ian Lynam

Sports Lawyer, Charles Russell Speechlys

Ian is a London based sports lawyer with expertise across the business of sport including mergers and acquisitions, financing, governance, rules and regulations, financial regulation, sponsorship agreements, player transfers, player contracts and image rights.


He is joint head of the Sport group at Charles Russell Speechlys whose clients include The FA, ITF, ATP, WTA, Premiership Rugby, British Horseracing Authority, Nike, Paddy Power Betfair, Chelsea FC, Everton FC, Leicester City FC, Middlesbrough FC, Mercedes GP, Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Raheem Sterling, Dele Alli and Carl Frampton.

Ian contributes to a number of leading textbooks including Sport: Law and Practice, The Sports Law Review and The Negotiator’s Desk Reference.

Ian is ranked as a “Leading Individual” in Sports Law by Chambers and Legal 500 and as one of the nine “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” for sports law globally by Who’s Who Legal. He is admitted to practice law in England & Wales, Ireland and New York.