GlobalSportsJobs and Couchmans launch sports law partnership


08 August 2016

GlobalSportsJobs is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with specialist sports law firm Couchmans LLP. Recognised as the Who's Who Legal Law Firm of the Year (Sports) 2016, Couchmans LLP is widely regarded as the specialist sports law firm, providing legal and commercial advice to many of the biggest names in the sports industry and representing over 150 clients worldwide in the last 12 months alone.

The new agreement sees GlobalSportsJobs and Couchmans bring legal insights to a global audience of over 1000 sports industry clients and 1.2m professionals from within and outside the industry. This collaboration will further help educate professionals looking to gain the vital knowledge needed to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities within the global sports business – where the commercial stakes are rising and regulation is becoming ever more complex.

Couchmans will be introducing professionals to key areas of sports law including social media and digital rights, ambush marketing, sponsorships and brand management, data protection, sports employment disputes and much more.

Couchmans’ niche position at the crossroads between sports law and commerce, and the 360° perspective this provides, mark them out as the ‘go to’ firm in the sports industry. The firm boasts a high-profile international client base and is privileged to be able to call on testimonials from the likes of Steven Gerrard, Jonny Wilkinson, AS Roma and the ITF, amongst many others.

Karl Oliver, Executive Chairman of GlobalSportsJobs, said:

“GlobalSportsJobs was established over 5 years ago with a commitment to provide our audience with not only the highest quality and diversity of career opportunities within the international sports industry but also with thought leadership and business intelligence that supports the needs of an increasingly professional industry. Our new partnership with Couchmans builds further on this commitment and will allow us to share specialist insights with our ever-growing global audience from the sector’s leading practitioner.”

Nic Couchman, Chairman of Couchmans LLP added:

“We very much look forward to this partnership with GlobalSportsJobs and engaging with its international audience. Couchmans has been at the centre of the sports business for over fifteen years and our niche focus has given us unrivalled expertise in, and access to, the industry, enabling us to provide the very best advice to our clients. It will be a pleasure and a privilege to share this experience with the GlobalSportsJobs audience and provide important insights into a complex and fascinating area of sports business.”

The GlobalSportsJobs / Couchmans partnership will commence on 8 August 2016 and will see Couchmans providing insights across the GlobalSportsJobs platforms on a monthly basis, focusing on a specific legal practice area or current news item with legal connotations across a variety of formats – from blogs to video interviews.

About GlobalSportsJobs
GlobalSportsJobs is the leading specialist digital media and talent platform for the international sports industry. It provides an innovative, technology-driven solution to help sporting organisations in all sectors source a greater quality and diversity of talent, and is helping further professionalise and educate the industry by publishing original and engaging market insights. GlobalSportsJobs operates an international network of affiliates that maximises the visibility of career opportunities and engages over 1.2 million industry professionals around the globe each year.

About Couchmans LLP

Couchmans LLP is a leading specialist international sports law firm based in London, providing legal, commercial and strategic advice to sports federations, leagues, agencies, brands and athletes internationally. The firm serves many of the most prestigious operators in sport, who benefit from an unrivalled collective experience and highly commercial approach.

For more information, contact:

Karl Oliver, Executive Chairman
+44 (0)20 3642 0574

Nic Couchman, Chairman
+44 (0)20 7611 9660


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