Legal issues surrounding the English and French rugby clubs dispute with the ERC
European club rugby is in the midst of a destabilising power-struggle which has called into question the governance and ownership of its competitions and put in jeopardy the future of the Heineken Cup.
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Michael advises on a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters relating to the sports industry and has particular expertise in advising on all forms of sponsorship. He also specialises in event staging arrangements and image rights exploitation and has experience of working with clients operating in a wide range of sports including football, cricket, rugby, golf, tennis, boxing, athletics, F1, sailing and powerboat racing.
Derry is a Trainee Solicitor, undertaking his final seat in the Sports Group at Harbottle & Lewis LLP. He has worked on a range of commercial agreements for clients within the sport industry and has a particular interest in matters relating to the acquisition of rights. Derry has worked with sports governing bodies, professional football clubs, Olympic athletes and sports managements agencies on a variety of matters.