Group

Rising Above

Acting as lead counsel on the merger of a global sports management agency and a Twickenham-based rugby agency.

Our Client

Esportif International is a global company that specialises in the management of world class rugby talent and the provision of advisory services to professional rugby clubs and national unions. The founding shareholders of Esportif include ex-rugby professionals who have played at international-level for Australia and New Zealand, and the Chairman of Esportif International is Peter Kenyon, the former chief executive of Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Brief

Esportif International (“Esportif”) – a global management agency headquartered in Jersey, sought MJ Hudsons’s counsel in relation to its merger with Big Red Management (“Big Red”), a Twickenham-based rugby agency

How We Helped

MJ Hudson was uniquely positioned to advise Esportif in relation to this matter, as it was able to provide both English and Jersey legal advice, a perfect example of the firm’s “one stop shop” vision in operation. Following the merger, it was announced that Esportif now represents more international players in the current Six Nation’s squads than any other rugby agency.