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Andrew has a wide array of experience advising clients in the sports, esports and events sectors on sponsorship; broadcasting; merchandising; ticketing; player contracts; safeguarding; anti-doping; match-fixing; intermediary issues; athlete endorsement; disciplinary issues; regulatory matters and disputes. He regularly advises corporate entities, governing bodies, individuals and foreign law firms on matters spanning esports, football, cycling, horseracing, motorsports, golf and tennis. He has a particular interest in the growing esports industry and sits on the International Paralympic Committee’s Anti-Doping Panel and Board of Appeal of Classification.
Before joining Al Tamimi, Andrew was Legal Counsel at the (English) Football Association, primarily focused on regulatory matters, dispute resolution and risk management. Highlights included re-drafting the FA Rulebook, acting as the Secretariat for the FA Rule K arbitration process and handling cases heard by the UEFA Disciplinary Committee, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Prior to that, Andrew trained and qualified in the City of London at a large European law firm, where he gained further experience advising football, rugby, horseracing and boxing clients on regulatory, corruption and anti-doping matters. Andrew also spent six months working on the landmark inquests into the Hillsborough stadium disaster.
2018 – Sports Law Post Graduate Certificate, De Montford University (British Association of Sports Lawyers)
2010 – Law LLB (Hons), University of Nottingham
2015 – Solicitor, England and Wales
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