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Professional & Amateur Athletes2019-06-20T15:11:56+00:00

At Lucentem Sports & Entertainment Law, we understand the challenges faced by professional and amateur athletes. You eat, sleep and breathe your sport; you push yourself daily and rely on the support of those around you to achieve your goals. If you find yourself in a difficult position that needs the attention of a legal team, then consider Lucentem as part of that support.

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES

To succeed as a professional athlete, it is imperative that your focus on the game not be interrupted or disrupted by any of your potential business dealings. At Lucentem, we want you to put all your energy into being the best in your sport: leave the business details to us.

  • Litigation Service and Advocacy
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Sponsorships and Endorsements
  • Transfers
  • Taxation
  • Immigration

AMATEUR ATHLETES

As an amateur or Olympic athlete, you train with the singular focus of being the best in your country and the best in the world. Unfortunately you may find yourself in a situation that threatens that dream. At Lucentem, we are here to help you deal with those threats so you can get back to work. We can help you with:

  • Doping
  • Carding
  • Harassment
  • Appeals
  • Team Selection Issues

Testimonials

I really appreciate all the work that Layth and his team put in to my case. They were efficient and professional the whole way through. When I initially called the office I  just wanted to get my testimonies down on paper and having the backing of the lawyers in case of a further violation, but after speaking with Layth we found out I had a case to fight. With the help of this incredible team we won the case and all the while they stayed professional, so now I can have a working relationship with the federation we were fighting. Thank you Lucentem.

– K.M (former client)

FAQ

Q: I’ve exhausted my NSO’s appeals process, what are my options?2019-01-25T19:23:41+00:00

If you have attempted to appeal a decision and have exhausted your NSO’s appeals process, you can escalate to the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC). The SDRCC can help you understand what options are available to you.

Q: What if I have been harassed or discriminated against by my coach or governing body/organization?2019-01-25T19:23:24+00:00

Harassment and discrimination are important issues in sports that need to be taken seriously. Harassment is a broad term that encompasses a number of different activities. Athletes can at times be in a vulnerable position and subject to harassment from coaches or sporting organizations. If you feel you have been the victim of bullying, harassment or any form of discrimination, please contact us to help you decide your next steps.

Q: How much do your services cost?2019-01-25T19:23:06+00:00

Each case we undertake is different. In order to establish a cost, please contact us to arrange a free consultation where we can assess your case thoroughly.

Q: I failed a doping test, how do I appeal the decision?2019-01-25T19:22:44+00:00

To appeal a decision, you need to follow your NSO’s internal appeals process. If you need help understanding this process, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation to determine your next steps.

Q: I feel I deserve a spot on the team, how do I appeal the decision?2019-01-25T19:22:09+00:00

To appeal a decision, you need to follow your NSO’s internal appeals process. If you need help understanding this process, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation to determine your next steps.

Q: I wasn’t selected to the National Team this year. What could be the problem?2019-01-25T19:21:42+00:00

Team Selection issues can stem from:  Citizenship/naturalization regulations; unclear or conflicting NSO policies; miscommunications or missed communications (e.g., being included on team emails so you assumed you were on the team); perceived bias. We encourage you to contact us if you are experiencing any issues with Team Selection.

Q: How do I appeal my NSO’s carding decision?2019-01-25T19:21:08+00:00

To appeal a decision, you need to follow your NSO’s internal appeals process. If you need help understanding this process, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation to determine your next steps.

Q: I haven’t received Carding this season. What could be the problem?2019-01-25T19:20:31+00:00

Carding issues can stem from: Missed deadlines regarding team fees or signing one’s athlete’s agreement; unclear communication on the part of the NSO regarding deadlines;  an insufficient doctor’s note (for injury card);  failure to attend training camp(s). We encourage you to contact us if you are experiencing any issues with Carding.

How Can We Help?

Please give us a call or send us a message to arrange your free consultation.

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