Sponsorships contracts: morality, reverse morality and integrity
Much legal ink has been spent on articles analysing the extent to which contractual protection for sponsors and partners may be given in the event of misbehaviour, or worse, of athletes or teams. The truth is that sponsors’ willingness to terminate agreements for behaviour of athletes is rare.
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Angus is the Head of Legal at the Rugby Football Union. He is responsible for supporting the RFU's commercial programme, including sponsorship, licensing, broadcasting and events. Day-to-day work includes negotiating high value partnership agreements, and arrangements with stakeholders inside and outside rugby.