Judicate Lawyers advise clients on a range of media laws and sports laws. This includes advertising, the arts & film industry, the entertainment industry and a range of issues related to intellectual property and financing. Our team is experienced in drafting international financing agreements between lenders and film producers including providing for security over international taxation rebates and government incentives for film production to protect Australian financiers and joint venture capitalists.
Judicate Lawyers has significant expertise in sports law. Their sport lawyers have over a decade of expertise in martial arts. Michael Pickering holds a third Duan Wei (or black belt ranking) in Chen-style T’ai Chi from the Chinese Wushu Association in Beijing. Our team advises national martial arts representative bodies over a range of business, organisational, disciplinary, sports competition and rule-drafting issues. We also advise organisations and their members on the interpretation and enforceability of membership rules relating to financial contributions and responsibility, discipline, suspensions and expulsion.
Our Team also has expertise relating to the drafting, interpretation and enforceability of the Control of Weapons Act 1990 (Vic.) including arranging for the licensing of approved practitioners for the possession of competition swords, spears, knives, cudgels, staves and axes.
Judicate Lawyers' also has experience in advising athletes in relation to appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for drug and other alleged rule violations.