Match that! Contractual lessons from the unhappy divorce of Rory and Oakley

Match that! Contractual lessons from the unhappy divorce of Rory and Oakley
Friday, 18 January 2013 By Charles Maurice

As I read this ESPN report (, it was hard not to be struck by the importance of contractual certainty in the sporting arena when faced with the pressure of a surge in reputation and popularity of an athlete. Rory McIlroy’s scenario is not new, however it does carry with it some key issues for the interested sports lawyer.

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Charles Maurice

Charles Maurice

Charlie is a senior associate at Stevens & Bolton LLP and specialises in the sports, media and entertainment sectors. Charlie advises on a wide range of sporting issues and has particular experience in the motor racing and football industries. 

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