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Oliver Hunt, Partner, Onside Law - E122

Oliver Hunt, Partner, Onside Law - E122
Friday, 22 October 2021

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. 

The host is Sean Cottrell (@spcott), founder and CEO of LawInSport.

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