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Cast Study: Recent Cases

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Christian Edwards heads up the Business Litigation and Sports law teams at JCP Solicitors. He has significant experience in advising national organisations, SME’s and individuals in the field of construction projects, health and safety, employment and product liability matters. Please find below a list of recent cases.

Swansea Stadium Management Company [High Court -ongoing] - acting for the Company responsible for managing and operating the Liberty Stadium in ongoing High court proceedings in relation to alleged defects at the stadium

Swansea City FC –v- FC Utrecht [FIFA Player Status Committee 2015 and Court of Arbitration for Sport 2016]  - advised the Club in relation to a claim brought before FIFA by FC Utrecht, and FC Utrecht’s subsequent unsuccessful appeal to CAS, in relation to an entitlement to a sell on fee from the sale of Michel Vorm to Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Macron S.p.A –v- Leeds United FC [High Court 2016]  Acted for Macron in its dispute with LUFC concerning its sponsorship of LUFC.

Macron S.p.A and Northampton Saints RFC [2015]  - advised Macron on its 10 year sponsorship agreement with Northampton Saints RFC.

Macron S.p.A and Stoke City FC [2015]  - advised Macron on its sponsorship agreement with SCFC.

Swansea City and Michael Laudrup [2014] – acted for the Club in relation to post termination matters concerning its manager Michael Laudrup and his management staff resulting in confidential settlement.

Macron S.p.A and Bolton Wanderers [2014] - advised Macron on its first ever Naming Rights Agreement at BWFC’s stadium.

Swansea City FC [2013] – advised Club on its shirt sponsorship agreement with GWFX.

Macron S.p.A and the Scottish Rugby Union [2013]  - advised Macron on its 4 year sponsorship agreement with the Scottish Rugby Union to include sponsorship of all Scottish national teams along with its regional teams Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh.

Swansea City FC –v- Thomas Butler [Premier League Arbitration Panel 2013] – advised Club on a dispute with one of its former players.

Swansea City and Michael Laudrup [2012] – acted for the Club in relation to its appointment of Michael Laudrup as manager

The Welsh Judo Association [2012]  - advised the Association on selection issues concerning the London 2012 Olympics.

Swansea City FC and Liverpool FC [2012] - advised Club on the compensation agreement and post termination restrictions with Liverpool FC concerning its former manager Brendan Rogers.

Williams –v- Cottrell Park Golf Club [2012] – advising member of golf club in relation to his suspension and expulsion from the club.

The Liberty Stadium [2011]- advised the management company responsible for the operation of the Liberty Stadium in connection with a dispute with South Wales Police concerning charges for the provision of special police services.

Swansea City FC [High Court 2011]  - acted for Club in High court proceedings in connection with a dispute with a player’s agent

Jones [Sports Resolutions 2011] – acted for a semi-professional rugby union player in connection with a breach of anti-doping regulations.

Stevens [2011] – acted for a professional snooker player in a dispute with his management company

ADO Den Haag [2011] – acted for Dutch Eredivise club in relation to claim under the “football creditor” rule

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