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The Sports law team headed by the lawyer Marius Devyžis is especially appreciated by clients in the Baltics. The provision of quality legal services in the area of sports requires more than specific legal competencies. In addition, there’s a need for deep knowledge of the sports system, as well as the functioning, structure, management, and interactions between its elements. It is precisely this knowledge and the ability to secure our clients’ interests by applying it that underlies the appraisal PRIMUS gets.

The leadership of PRIMUS in the field of sports law is made possible by our know-how, consistent engagement with matters related thereto, as well as long-term cooperation with both Lithuanian and foreign sports organisations. Our sports law experts have been awarded international sports law degrees by esteemed Spanish, Swiss, and British academic institutions.

The scope of provided legal competencies: legal services provided to sports organisations, clubs, leagues, and individual athletes. Most of the services we provide are related to the resolution of sports disputes. We represent individual players, clubs, agents, and associations at various international sports dispute resolution bodies, such as:

  • FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber
  • FIFA Players’ Status Chamber
  • UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body; Appeals Body
  • Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT)
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

We also provide legal services on all other legal matters related to sports, including assistance with regular (e.g., sports and other) and specific (e.g., image use and other) contracts, making decisions regarding the structural set up and management of clubs and other sports organisations, preparing the internal documents of sports organisations, representation at state and municipal bodies, etc.


  • preparation and coordination of work, transfer and loan, promotion, image use, and TV broadcasting contracts and agreements
  • representation of athletes and their personnel on matters related to doping
  • comprehensive representation of clients in disputes with FIFA, UEFA, Basketball Arbitral Tribunal (BAT), Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), and other national and international bodies of sports associations
  • execution of arbitral awards and judgements of national and international sports bodies
  • training compensation and solidarity payments
  • legal structures of clubs and associations


  • Lithuanian Union of Journalists
  • Lithuanian Union of Journalists
  • Lithuanian Football Club Association, League A
  • Lithuanian Swimming Federation
  • Baltic Handball League
  • Vilnius Handball Centre and team VHC Šviesa (Board Director – Marius Devyžis)
  • Lithuanian Handball League (President - Marius Devyžis)
  • Darius Kasparaitis Ice Hockey School (Founder – Marius Devyžis)
  • Dalia Kutkaitė’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy
  • Lithuanian Gymnastics Federation



The law firm PRIMUS Legal Advisors operates as Noewe Legal from December 2023, continuing its services in the Baltics.

Meet the team and our legal services in the link below.