Oliver Hunt, Partner, Onside Law - E122
Oliver Hunt is a founding partner of Onside Law. Before establishing Onside Law, Oliver worked in-house at IMG and has since gone onto to advertise some of the world’s top professional athletes, particularly in golf and football. He has acted for Sir Nick Faldo for over 20 years, as well as for Rory McIlroy on his ground-breaking Nike deal in 2012 and advising Ryder Cup Europe on the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 Ryder Cups.
Oliver forms part of Eden Hazard’s management team and played a significant role in his move to Real Madrid in 2019 and he helps manage Matt Fitzpatrick, and other clients include Jadon Sancho, Tommy Fleetwood, Red Bull Racing and Leeds United.
In this podcast Oliver talks about his career path into sports law, starting a sports law practise from scratch and how to build long last relationships with clients.
2:50 - His journey into the industry first interaction with sports law
6:20 - His time at IMG
8:20 - Establishing Onside Law
16:25 - The challenges of growing a business
19:00 - Discussing a lawyer's role within a player transfer
24:30 - His management of Eden Hazard and the advantages of having a management team over an agent
31:00 - His opinion on agents regulations
37:10 - His thoughts on what makes a good agent
39:08 - NFT's and the new money that has entered the sports industry
44:50 - What characteristics he looks for in colleagues
47:30 - How to build relationships with clients
We thoroughly enjoyed the interview and took a lot away from it. We hope you do the same.
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