Steve Bainbridge is a partner and head of the sports law and events management practice at Al Tamimi & Co – a leading Middle East sports law practice representing foreign law firms, individuals, corporate entities, governing bodies and institutions on matters spanning motorsports, horseracing, triathlons, MMA, cycling, golf, tennis, cricket and football across 17 offices in nine countries. Before establishing the sports practice at Al Tamimi, Steve was general counsel at Yas Marina Circuit and previously practised in Tokyo for a number of years representing clients in connection with matters including FIFA World Cups, X Games, PGA tour sponsorships, videogame licensing, stadium naming rights and athlete endorsements. He is a member of the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal, an editorial board member of Law In Sport, a regular presenter at industry conferences and a contributor to radio, television, print and online media. He has lectured in sports law programmes at ISDE (Madrid), St John’s University’s Law School (New York) and Temple University Law School (Japan), among others. Steve has been recognised by Legal 500 (TMT), Chambers Global (Corporate/Commercial) and by Who’s Who Legal (as a leader in Sports & Entertainment).