The importance that sports have acquired at a global level, not only due to professionalization, technical deveopment, and the high specialization of athletes, but also due to its economic impact and relevance in markets, has prompted athletes, clubs, sponsor companies, universities, communication media, federations, public organisms, and agencies, to create associations and work together in the promotion, growth, and strengthening of the sector.
Despite the fact that Ecuador lacks clear public policy and laws to promote sports and athletics at a national and international level, some disciplines have seen noteworthy development, such as soccer, tennis, weight lifting, martial arts, cycling, race walking, distance running, sprinting, swimming, and others, in which the country has obtained important international recognition. However, it is necessary to continue working toward professionalization and specialization of athletes in order for them to reach the top echelons of global sports and athletics.
With professionalization and from the relationships that come about among the different people and roles that are part of sports, comes the need for integral legal advising, and SOLINES & ASOCIADOS has a team of highly trained professionals to meet such requirements,especially in those issues related to: contracting, representations, sponsorship and patronage, transfers, image copyright and enforcement, transmission and communication rights, litigation, and controversies before federated tribunals and organisms.
Nicolás Solines Moreno