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Associate - Patricia Galán Olleros

Patricia Galán, lawyer and Senior Associate, has over 10 years of experience in a wide range of corporate, regulatory, commercial, and financing matters in the sports and entertainment sector.

With a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investment transactions and financing, Patricia regularly advises lenders, clubs and federations in football financing and investment. Her portfolio extends to a variety of assets-based financing in football, as well as many other structured transactions.

In addition to her focus on financing and M&A, Patricia also advises clients on corporate governance issues, extending her expertise to clubs, federations, leagues, players, and agents across various matters within the sports industry, providing comprehensive legal advice, excelling in the negotiation and review of national and international contracts.

Patricia also acts for clients in judicial and sports arbitration before bodies and institutions such as FIFA, UEFA, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Backed by a solid education, Patricia also completed an internship at UEFA, dealing with disciplinary matters, anti-doping, match-fixing, betting, and financial fair play.

Beyond her legal commitments, Patricia participates as a speaker and organizer in relevant events. Her dedication extends beyond the legal realm through volunteering at the Institute for Indian Mother and Child and other non-profit organizations.

M&A, investment, and financing transactions related to the sports and entertainment sector
Legal, corporate, regulatory, and contractual advice within the sports and entertainment sector, including advice to clubs, federations, leagues, players, and agents across various matters
Legal advice in judicial and arbitral proceedings related to sport and entertainment, including administrative and criminal procedures

SEPT. 2009 – JUN. 2015
Doble Grado en Derecho y Administración de Empresas (UC3M, 2009/2015), España | SCHOLARSHIP IN USA, CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY, Atlanta (2011)
BACHELOR THESIS: “Impact of Televised Football on Stadium attendance in Spanish League and the Legal framework of Football broadcasting rights”
SEPT. 2014 – JUN. 2015
Expert Course in Sports Management FIFA/CIES, Spain
International Programme FIFA/CIES University Network in partnership with the RFEF & URJC.
THESIS: “Final four Model for the Copa S.M. el Rey de Fútbol”.
SEPT. 2015 – JUN. 2016
Master en Acceso a la Abogacía at (UC3M) – INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE DERECHO Y ECONOMÍA (ISDE), España | BAR EXAM
SEPT. 2015 – JUN. 2017
Master en Derecho Deportivo at UNIVERSIDAD DE LÉRIDA), España
MASTER’S THESIS: “El asociacionismo deportivo y el marco disciplinario de los clubes de fútbol”


  • Spanish
  • English


The Best Lawyers directory has recognized Patricia as “Best lawyer: Ones to Watch” in Spain in its 2023 edition.

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