30 Jun 21
Onside Law has appointed Kendall Harris as the new lead for Australia, as the firm continues to see strong growth internationally. Kendall joins the firm to strengthen their capabilities in the region after the firm opened its first office in Australia in 2018 and to build on the strong platform built by Tom Matson.
Kendall is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive experience in Australia and the UK, advising international federations, national federations, teams, sponsors, and government sports agencies.
Prior to joining Onside Law, Kendall was the Director of Legal and Governance at World Sailing, advising on a range of matters including event hosting, management of commercial rights, eSailing, sponsorship, competition law, disciplinary matters, and sports governance.
Kendall commented, “I’m delighted to be joining the team at Onside Law. They have a phenomenal reputation across the industry, and I’m excited to bring Onside Law’s signature approach of combining top-tier legal expertise with sports industry experience to Australia. I’m incredibly proud to be part of the firm’s expansion and can’t wait to continue building our footprint in Australia and the region.”
Jamie Singer, one of the founding partners at Onside Law said, “We are thrilled to welcome Kendall to the expanding Onside Law family. The firm has been very well received in Australia and we look forward to accelerating our presence in the region under Kendall’s leadership. Her experience, breadth of capabilities and drive are second to none – it’s an exciting next step for us internationally.”
With this appointment, the firm will now have regional offices in both Sydney and Melbourne. Kendall will work alongside a global team of 30 lawyers based in London and Geneva.
Jonathan Harris, Managing Partner of SRI Executive who worked with Onside Law on the appointment said, “In Kendall, Onside Law have identified somebody with all the attributes that make boutique law firms so successful; she brings global pedigree with strong local, networks and knowledge, but perhaps more importantly a passion for the sector that is truly refreshing.”
Onside Law has unparalleled experience across the sports, media and entertainment industry and works with some of the biggest names and rights-holders in football, golf, cricket, rugby, motorsport and media. Its clients include a host of Premier League and top European football clubs, global sports stars, broadcasters, the ECB, FIA, The Ryder Cup and World Rugby to name a few.
2020 saw the firm celebrate its 15th year and continued success and recognition. Ranked once again in Tier 1 for Sports Law in the Legal 500, it was also listed in The Times 200 Best Law Firms 2021 for a third year in a row, as well as Highly Commended for Boutique Law Firm of the Year in the 2020 Lawyer Awards.