The Sport Consultancy Legal expands with senior appointment
30 October 2017
The Sports Consultancy Legal, spearheaded by sports law veteran Ashley Blake is delighted to announce the expansion of its senior team with the appointment of renowned sports marketing lawyer, Andy Korman.
Andy joins The Sports Consultancy Legal as a Partner and brings with him over two decades of experience, most recently from Harbottle & Lewis and Couchmans LLP where he was Head of Sports Marketing. Over this period, he has acted for a wide variety of well-known brands and major federations, events, teams and sports celebrities. Andy is also a visiting lecturer on aspects of sports law to several British universities.
This senior appointment follows the launch of The Sports Consultancy Legal as a stand-alone business in July 2017 and which is experiencing strong growth as its experienced sports lawyers continue to partner with the wider consultancy and sports marketing business on projects for clients such as World Rugby, UK Athletics, the IAAF, European Club Rugby and the Volvo Ocean Race, as well as providing standalone legal services to a number of other clients.
Commenting on the appointment, Ashley Blake, Partner at The Sports Consultancy Legal said:
“We are thrilled to welcome Andy to our growing team at The Sports Consultancy Legal. Andy’s exceptional reputation as a highly experienced rights marketing legal practitioner, earned over decades of delivering legal and commercial consulting to rights holders and sponsors, provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to further the work we are doing with these organisations.
“The sports industry is demanding more cost-effective, commercial and practical legal services delivered by senior, dedicated sports lawyers with a deep understanding of the commercial and strategic objectives of their organisations. By building our senior team, our relationships and our experience we are well positioned to deliver this”.
The Sports Consultancy, Managing Director, Robert Datnow added:
“Across the wider business we are equally excited to have Andy join our team. He will have an immediate positive impact on our continued accelerated growth in commercial, consulting and legal”.