• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

Contracts in the Field of Sports

Student: Yana Kuzmina

Supervisor: Alexandr Chebotarev

Faculty: Faculty of Law

Educational Programme: Lawyer in the Field of Sport (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2019

This master's thesis explores various types of legal contracts applied in the leisure and professional sports industry, as well as examines peculiarities of their conclusion and legal confirmation. The purpose of the thesis is to analyze the concept of legal agreement concluded between sports entities and to propose a classification thereof by providing a description of characteristics and studying the specifics of their conclusion. Hence, the master’s thesis addresses the following tasks: (1) identification and description of legal agreement in the leisure and professional sports industry; (2) classification of employment and civil law contracts in professional sports; (3) examination of main sections and elements in the sponsorship contract and its relation to the contract for the provision of advertising services; (4) analysis of the judicial practice on dispute resolution between the parties to a sponsorship contract. Methodology of the present study includes both general scientific methods as well as approaches specific to private law. Research results comprise the following conclusions: (1) Main types of agreements applied in leisure and amateur sports are service contracts, public offer contracts, and adhesion contracts; (2) Legal science does not have a detailed classification of agreements in the field of professional sports, nor does it highlight the peculiarities of conclusion of such contracts; (3) In professional sports, apart from the classical sponsorship contract, there are mixed-type contracts which include elements of delivery or manufacturing of the goods for organization of sports activities; (4) Current judicial practice on dispute resolution in sponsorship agreements is not numerous and does not allow to form an opinion on the essence and consequences of the dispute in question.

Student Theses at HSE must be completed in accordance with the University Rules and regulations specified by each educational programme.

Summaries of all theses must be published and made freely available on the HSE website.

The full text of a thesis can be published in open access on the HSE website only if the authoring student (copyright holder) agrees, or, if the thesis was written by a team of students, if all the co-authors (copyright holders) agree. After a thesis is published on the HSE website, it obtains the status of an online publication.

Student theses are objects of copyright and their use is subject to limitations in accordance with the Russian Federation’s law on intellectual property.

In the event that a thesis is quoted or otherwise used, reference to the author’s name and the source of quotation is required.

Search all student theses