Please click here for a snapshot from the team at Onside Law in relation to UK government business initiatives during this period of major economic disruption caused by COVID-19.

We wish you, your families and business well at this time.

The new World Anti-Doping Code comes into force on 1 January 2021. In this note, senior associate Ross Brown takes a look at key changes and the steps relevant stakeholders should be taking to comply with the new Code.

Click here for the full note.

Onside Law is recruiting!

5 – 8 PQE Senior Corporate Associate Role

We are currently looking to expand our team by recruiting a senior corporate associate. Please click here for more details on how to apply.  Applications close 13 December 2019. 



The Emiliano Sala transfer dispute

Onside Law associate, James Hill has taken a look at the FIFA decision in the dispute between FC Nantes and Cardiff City regarding the transfer of Emiliano Sala.

Click here to read the full article.



Sports Business Breakfast Seminar hosted by Google

Fantastic to see so many people at our annual breakfast seminar at Google yesterday.

Brief takeaways from the panel on “the triumphs and tribulations of three World Cups” can be found here.

Thank you again to Google for a fifth year of partnership and our speakers Clare Balding, Karen Carney, Alan Gilpin (Head of Rugby World Cup 2019), Tomos Grace (Head of YouTube Sport EMEA) and Steve Elworthy (Managing Director of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019).


Matching rights and wrongs: New Balance v Liverpool

Liverpool FC’s High Court victory over New Balance provides some valuable lessons for a range of stakeholders when negotiating and litigating kit supply and other sponsorship arrangements. In particular, this case highlights:

  • the importance of ensuring the scope of any matching right is carefully considered and drafted;
  • the value in undertaking appropriate diligence before making any sponsorship offer; and
  • the growing strategic importance of global superstar athletes (and non-athletes) to apparel companies.

Please click here for the full article by Onside Law Senior Associate James Tobias and Associate Jamie Ptaszynski.

Full judgment available here.