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Arts, entertainment and sports

At Gadens, we have a long-standing commitment to supporting clients in the arts, entertainment and sporting sectors.  With our in-depth knowledge and expertise, we provide commercial, practical advice on a whole range of strategic and operational issues, always with the goal of helping clients to achieve the maximum outcomes for their commercial ventures.
As a result, Gadens Brisbane is a leading legal adviser in the creative space and in complementary industries, such as sports, where we assist clients with all their legal requirements, ranging from how to exploit their intellectual property to securing mutually-beneficial sponsorship arrangements.
In-depth proven experience
Amongst the clients we advise are high profile athletes, major art galleries (Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art), sporting bodies, film, television and other media production companies, event organisers (Queensland Events) and major venues.  These include Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Suncorp Stadium, the Gabba, Skilled Park, Dairy Farmers Stadium, Sleeman Sports Complex, Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre, Queensland Tennis Centre and Metricon Stadium.
Experience
  • Visual arts: clearances, sponsorships and operational issues for events and foundations.
  • Film and television: financing, production, distribution and talent management.
  • Sports: brand protection, merchandising, concessions, risk management, ambush marketing, ticketing, events, discipline, doping, broadcasting, competitions and rules.
  • Sponsorship: drafting of major sponsorship agreements for sporting, arts and cause-related projects (including two winners of the Australian Financial Review Sponsorship Awards) and major stadium naming rights agreements.
  • Talent: advising arts, entertainment and sports industry participants (performers, writers and elite athletes) on contractual, performance and management arrangements and commercialisation opportunities.
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