Updates

Data Protection Fee Update

Earlier this year we circulated our GDPR FAQ note which briefly mentioned that a new fee structure for data controllers would be brought in with effect from 25 May 2018. This is now set out in the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 and this obligation to pay fees replaces the requirement for data controllers to notify (or register) the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of their data processing activities.

Please click here to read more on the changes.

Onside Law Seminar: Esports friend or foe of traditional sport?

Onside Law held a seminar last week at The Gfinity Arena to discuss whether esports is a friend, foe or interested companion of traditional sports. Please click here to read the key takeaways from the morning.

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Onside Law expands squad as former IMG Head of Legal, John Loffhagen, joins the team and Adam Leadercramer becomes an equity partner

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John Loffhagen:

Onside Law is pleased to announce that John Loffhagen has joined as a legal consultant to the firm. John is a very experienced company/commercial lawyer who has worked at the top level of the sports industry for over 20 years.  In addition to serving as IMG’s Head of Legal in EMEA, John was part of the core group of executives who set up The Indian Premier League. John now consults to IMG in respect of IPL and IMG’s business in India generally.

Jamie Singer, founding partner of Onside Law, said “We are very excited to welcome John to the team. Having worked with John at IMG, I am delighted that Onside Law will now benefit from his extraordinary experience of the sports industry and his acumen in advising on all manner of sports legal issues.”

John Loffhagen said, “I have known Jamie and Oliver [Hunt] many years and have followed their success at Onside Law with great interest. I am very much looking forward to working with them and the rest of the team there and hope I can help them continue their development”.

John will be working alongside Onside Law’s six partners to lend his specialist legal understanding of the sporting world for the benefit of the firm and its clients with a particular focus on corporate/commercial matters.

Adam Leadercramer:

Onside Law are delighted to formally announce that Adam Leadercramer has strengthened his commitment to the firm and become an Onside Law equity partner.

The quality of Adam’s legal work and his popularity with clients and colleagues alike since joining in 2010 from Allen & Overy LLP, has seen Adam rise from associate, to senior associate, to salaried partner to equity partner. He has become an integral part of the firm’s success over the past eight years.

Adam specialises in commercial law in the sport and digital media sectors and has been instrumental in developing the firm’s burgeoning technology, digital media and broadcasting practice. He is recognised as an expert in these specialisms in both the Chambers and Legal 500 professional directories.

Oliver Hunt, one of the firm’s founding partners, said “We are very pleased to appoint Adam to the equity partnership. He is a first-class lawyer and has been an important part of the firm’s expansion over the past eight years. We look forward to him playing an integral role in the continuing development of the firm and believe that he is well placed to carry on developing our technology, digital media and broadcasting practice.”

Adam Leadercramer said, “I am delighted to have joined Onside Law’s equity partnership and I am excited about the firm’s future and the opportunity to continue working with our fantastic team on the most high-profile and exciting matters in sport. We are in a great position to maintain our rapid growth and confirm our position as one of the leading sports and media firms in the industry”.

Adam will be working alongside Onside Law’s four existing equity partners to herald a new era for the business as the UK’s oldest boutique sports law firm.

Onside Law is building on its existing team of industry recognised experts to ensure clients receive the practical, flexible and informed legal advice that the increasingly complex and sophisticated sector needs.

Onside Law is recruiting

We are currently looking to expand our team by recruiting a 2-4 PQE commercial lawyer. Please click here for more details on how to apply or contact monisha.jackson@onsidelaw.co.uk. Applications close 30 June 2018.

Key points for athletes to consider when entering into endorsement and sponsorship contracts

Onside Law’s senior associate, Joe Tompkins, discusses various commercial, sporting and financial considerations in this excellent new article for LawInSport.