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Warren L. Phelops

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Warren Phelops is a partner in the Telecom, Media and Technology, the Sports and the Betting and Gaming practice groups of K&L Gates.

He focuses his practice on international regulatory, corporate, joint ventures, commercial rights, media, technology, marketing & advertising in a range of industries, but sport and gambling in particular.

Professional Background

Warren  qualified as a lawyer in 1992. He trained and qualified at Slaughter and May into one of their corporate and commercial groups before joining the firm in 1993.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Sports Resolutions UK, (Director)
  • International Sports Law Review, (Editorial board)
  • World Online Gambling Law Report, (Editorial board)
  • World Sports Law Report, (Editorial board)

Speaking Engagements

  • Warren has spoken at a number of domestic and international sports business conferences.

Additional Information

  • Warren regularly writes for leading sports industry and legal journals and his opinions are often quoted in the press and on television and radio.  He is co-author of the sports law bible, Butterworths: Sports Law & practice.
The clients Mr. Phelops has advised include:
  • AOL Europe
  • Arena Leisure plc
  • Arsenal FC
  • Ask Jeeves (UK) Partnership 
  • Association of Surfing Professionals (International) Limited (surfing's world governing body)
  • Betfair
  • Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan
  • Capital Sports
  • Casio Europe Limited
  • Compaq Computers EMEA BV
  • Compass Group plc
  • English First Division Rugby Limited
  • Extreme Sailing Series
  • Football League Limited
  • Frank Warren/Sports Network
  • Gala/Harrahs JV
  • GBR Challenge (America's Cup)
  • Glasgow Rangers FC
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Institute of Sports Sponsorship
  • International Cricket Council
  • Kraft Jacobs Suchard Limited
  • Kuoni
  • Leeds United plc
  • Lloyds TSB Group plc
  • London Irish Holdings
  • London Welsh RFC Limited
  • National Greyhound Racing Club Limited
  • National Basketball Association
  • NEP Visions
  • NTL Group Limited
  • Orange SA
  • Pentland Group (Speedo)
  • The PGA European Tour
  • Puma
  • Premium TV Limited
  • Richmond Rugby Club
  • Ryder Cup Limited
  • Rugby Hospitality 1999 Limited
  • Setanta
  • Singer & Friedlander plc
  • Sportscard plc
  • Sportech plc
  • The Press Association
  • T-Mobile
  • Trading Sports plc
  • Wasps Rugby Club
  • West Indies Cricket Board
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Zuffa "UFC"