Morris is a leading name in sports law and joined Keystone in May 2015. His practice focuses principally on the creation, acquisition, exploitation and protection of sports media and marketing rights, and clients include high-profile governing bodies, individuals, agencies, sponsors and broadcasters.
Morris teaches sports media on the British Association for Sport and Law and De Montfort University Sports Law programme and is a regular speaker at conferences on sports media and sponsorship issues. He is the author of the Broadcasting chapter of the leading textbook Sport: Law and Practice and is a Director of the British Association for Sport and Law.
Keystone Law’s Morris Bentata’s understanding of media rights is ‘invaluable’. Highlights included advising SANZAR on its media rights sales in Europe, which included the UK deal with Sky.
Morris is also recognised as a leading individual for sports law
Legal 500 (2016)
Clients report that “he is committed and enthusiastic about the work he carries out for us,” and “he understands things quickly and is extremely reliable and efficient.”
Chambers UK (2016)
Keystone Law’s practice was strengthened by the arrival of ‘one of the leaders in the field’, Morris Bentata. Bentata is ‘the first port of call for many clients’ and ‘gives advice geared to what each individual needs’.
Legal 500 (2015)
“Well regarded by peers and clients alike for his experience and expertise in handling media rights and sponsorship matters.” “Very experienced and accomplished.”
Chambers UK (2014)
“Client-friendly and focused”
Legal 500 UK (2014)
“Technically excellent; fantastic experience but also very approachable and pragmatic.”
Chambers UK (2013)
Legal 500 UK (2013)
“A relatively rare breed in that he has both high-level commercial expertise and high-level legal expertise.”
Chambers UK (2012)
“A hugely talented, hardworking lawyer with real business understanding”
Legal 500 UK (2012)
“One of the best lawyers in the sports field”
Legal 500 UK (2011)
Listed by the Legal 500 as a “Leading Individual” in the sports sector since 2011
Listed in The International Who’s Who of Sports and Entertainment Lawyers as well as in the London Super Lawyers for Media and Entertainment.
|2015||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2009-2015||Sheridans | Partner and Head of Sports Team|
|2004-Present||British Association for Sport and Law | Director|
|1999-2009||Bird & Bird | Associate Solicitor|
|1999||Qualified as a Solicitor|
|1997-1999||Sinclair Roche & Temperley | Trainee Solicitor|