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Onside Law acted for HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Onside Law acted for HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the grandson of the founder of Saudi Arabia on his acquisition of a 50% equity stake in Sheffield United Football Club. The acquisition was made in consideration for substantial investment by the Prince in the playing squad of the Club. The deal involved a complex mix of football regulatory, finance, property, tax and shareholder governance matters. The Prince’s team of professional advisers also included Deloitte and Back Talent.

Onside Law advises Andy Murray on new endorsement with Fuse Science

Onside Law advised Andy Murray on his new endorsement deal with sport nutrition and energy products brand, Fuse Science. The 26-year-old, 2013 Wimbledon Champion will use and promote the company’s range of engineered vitamin and mineral products in return for an equity stake in Fuse Science and joins Tiger Woods on its endorsement roster.

Onside Law acts on Twenty20 title sponsorship deal

We advised the England and Wales Cricket Board in relation to its recently-announced 4 year agreement with NatWest Bank for the title sponsorship of all international and domestic T20 cricket in England and Wales, a deal which sees NatWest continue their 30+ year official association with cricket in this country.

Onside Law advises LTA on Aegon renewal

We advised the Lawn Tennis Association on the renewal of its partnership agreement with Aegon UK. Under the new four year deal, Aegon will continue as title sponsor of the Aegon Championships, the Aegon Classic and the Aegon International, and will also support a number of other professional and recreational competitions and GB national teams.

onside law acts on world cricket deals

We advised the England and Wales Cricket Board in relation to the recently-announced host agreement for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, as well as a number of commercial agreements relating to this summer’s ICC Champions Trophy which is being hosted in England and Wales this month.

onside law acts in ground-breaking sports law case

Onside Law, led by partner Chris Walsh, has recently advised the England and Wales Cricket Board in relation to a highly significant sports law case in the Commercial Court arising out of a contested application for a witness summons (England and Wales Cricket Board Limited -v- Kaneria [2013] EWHC 1074 (Comm)). This case has confirmed the criteria which are to be taken into account when assessing whether any given sports disciplinary procedure is an “arbitration” for the purpose of the Arbitration Act 1996. We subsequently, successfully represented the ECB on its defence of Danish Kaneria’s appeal against a June 2012 Disciplinary Panel finding that he was guilty of corrupt spot-fixing. Mr Kaneria’s appeal against his life ban is to be heard at a later date.