Oakley v Nike and Rory McIlroy
As announced on Monday , Rory McIlroy has signed a reported £150m, ten year sponsorship agreement with sportswear brand, Nike.
The player previously had a 'patchwork' of sponsorship agreements with various global brands: the rights to his eyewear/clothing (Oakley); his clubs and golf balls (Titleist); Santander Bank; Audemars Piguet and his principal sponsor, seen most prominently on his cap (Jumeirah).
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Andrew Nixon is a Partner in the Sport Group at Sheridans. Referred to in this year's Legal 500 as a “very bright and talented sports lawyer” Andrew's practice focuses principally on regulatory, governance, disciplinary, arbitration and dispute resolution within the sport sector. Andrew's clients include governing bodies, sports clubs, sports agencies and individual athletes.