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Brabners wins Football Business Award

Brabners wins Football Business Award

Monday 10th November 2014

Leading law firm Brabners was named ‘Best Professional Services Firm Serving Football’ at the 2014 Football Business Awards.

Brabners saw off competition from a strong short list of professional firms to win the prestigious title in front of an audience of sports stars and key business people at a ceremony held at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground.

The judges said that “Brabners has done an excellent job of covering the space at a high profile level, they acted on 5 out of the top 10 most expensive summer signings in 2014 - their client list as well as industry expertise is significant.”

Maurice Watkins CBE, a Senior Partner and Head of the Sports law team at Brabners said: “Our specialist team of sports’ lawyers work hard to deliver an unparalleled standard of service to our clients and we are delighted to be recognised by the Football Business Awards for both our achievements and industry expertise.”

Mark Brandwood, Managing Partner at Brabners said: “This prestigious award is well deserved by our Sports law team whose work continues to be recognised across the football industry.”

Last year Brabners won the ‘Professional Services to Football’ award at the Northwest Football Awards 2013.

Brabners’ Sports law team, led by Partner Maurice Watkins CBE, is one of the leading, and largest, sports law practices in the UK and its reputation and experience places the team at the forefront of the football industry at a regional, national and international level.  The team provides advice to a wide range of clients within football including Premier League clubs, Football League clubs, Scottish Premier League clubs, player associations, governing bodies, individual players, agents and businesses operating in football, including sponsors.

The team advises on matters such as football regulatory issues, disciplinary issues, governance, player transfers and contracts, dispute resolution, image rights, reputation management, immigration issues, tour arrangements, managerial (and back-room staff) appointments and departures, sponsorship, personal endorsements and brand ambassador arrangements, merchandising, kit supply arrangements, broadcasting, digital and social media and the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights in football.

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Attached photograph l-r: Ray Stubbs (Awards host), David Bentham, Edward Canty, Maurice Watkins CBE (Brabners) and Bonnie Rolfe (Club Wembley – sponsors of the ‘Best Professional Services Firm Serving Football’ Award)

For further information please contact:

Anne Griffiths, PR Manager
Brabners LLP
DD 0151 600 3072
Mobile 07772 052196