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Entertainment, Venues & Sport

Leading experts in legal matters for entertainment and sports industries.

We have multidisciplinary experience acting for clients in the sports and entertainment industries, having advised some of Australia’s largest sporting bodies and entertainment venues.

From corporate governance advice, rules and regulations, intellectual property protection, tendering, and licencing to other commercial agreements, we pride ourselves on being able to guide our clients throughout the entire process.

Our specialisations include: 

  • Corporate governance advice
  • Exhibition licencing
  • General licence and contract preparation & review
  • Intellectual property protection, licencing and advice
  • Liquor licensing
  • Management arrangements
  • Rules and regulation advice & preparation
  • Sales and purchases
  • Sponsorship, naming rights, and ambassador agreements
  • Ticketing, catering, cleaning, and car parking agreements
  • Tendering
  • Venue hiring agreements

Our team of experts

Do you need assistance with this area of practice? Frenkel Partners has got you covered. Get in touch with our experienced legal team.

James Edgar

James Edgar


James is a partner who works across our teams in litigation and dispute resolution, commercial, and workplace and employment. James assists individuals, family groups, small to medium enterprises as well as national organisations.   

His extensive experience in litigation stretches across all jurisdictions throughout Australia and in all courts and tribunals — whether it be VCAT, NCAT, the AAT or the Supreme Court and the appellate courts. 

James has acted in a broad range of disputes, including contractual disputes, property, trusts, partnerships, companies, employment, debts, insurance, building and construction, banking, fraud, professional negligence and insolvency and bankruptcy-related matters.

As well as his litigation experience, James maintains a healthy commercial practice and assists many sole traders, start-ups, small businesses and national organisations across a wide variety of industries, including a speciality in the sports and entertainment industries. 

James has advised on numerous sales and purchases of businesses ranging from start-ups to companies worth in excess of $100M. He has also advised clients across a wide variety of commercial agreements, from international exclusive distribution agreements to service, supply, dealership and licence agreements. James prides himself on meeting set deadlines to ensure clients are able to capitalise on opportunities. 

James also advises companies and individuals in all types of workplace and employment matters from front end to back end, including drawing and reviewing employment and contractor agreements, policies and procedures, and employee share schemes. He advises on workplace investigations and complaints, and termination and redundancy scenarios, including advice and representation in unfair dismissal and general protections applications at the Fair Work Commission and Federal Court. 

James enjoys balancing his litigation and commercial practices and focuses on early identification of critical issues and delivery of prompt, practical and commercial outcomes for his clients. 


  • Commercial
  • Litigation & dispute resolution 
  • Restructuring & insolvency
  • Workplace & employment 

Accreditations & memberships:

  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
Enio Minisini
Special Counsel

Enio Minisini


Enio was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1991 and has been continuously engaged in private practice since that time. He has been with Frenkel Partners since April 2016 as one of its Special Counsel, having previously been a senior associate and then partner at another Melbourne CBD firm for over 20 years. 

Enio predominantly practices in general commercial law, real estate and private estate, and finance and securities. His practice and expertise span corporate and commercial, corporate governance, employment, real property, wills and estates, finance and securities transactions and advice. 

Enio is committed to understanding and supporting all of his clients to achieve their aims and outcomes by providing efficient, reliable and valuable advice. Enio provides true partnership to his clients, delivering legal services calmly, carefully, and always focused on their needs, mindful that it is their matter.


  • Corporations and corporate governance, trusts
  • Employment
  • Finance and securities
  • General commercial
  • Real and personal property, including commercial and industrial real property leasing and duties, and taxes relating to real property transactions
  • Wills and estates

Accreditations & memberships:

  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
John Edgar
Special Counsel

John Edgar


Admitted in 1984, John is a litigation lawyer with over 35 years of experience. He works in a wide range of litigation matters conducted in courts, tribunals and commissions in a variety of jurisdictions across Australia. 

John has acted for and advised several large sporting organisations and insurers as well as numerous corporations, liquidators and individuals. No matter the size of the business, he approaches all with the same level of dedication and determination to achieve the best possible result for clients.

Known for his honest, upfront approach with clients, John identifies real issues, keeping clients on point and cutting to the chase whilst managing the litigation process to seek resolution at the earliest reasonable opportunity. 

In his downtime, John is a keen cyclist, has an eye for photography, plays cricket, and you may see him around town in his 1968 red Mustang! 


  • Arbitrations 
  • Australian consumer law — misleading & deceptive conduct
  • Employment & workplace law 
  • Insolvency & director’s duties 
  • Insurance — property & product liability
  • OHS & WorkSafe 
  • Partnership disputes, shareholder oppression
  • Sports — governance, contracts, disciplinary and tribunals 
  • Trusts, breach of trust, trustees’ powers

Accreditations & memberships:

  • B Juris/LLB
  • Bond University mediators’ course
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria