As the recent Nike ad aptly put it, “You can’t stop sport – you can’t stop us.”
So even with all the sporting restrictions caused by the pandemic, sport rolls on, deals are still being done and lawyers are there to smooth things between players, agents, clubs and countries.
Just recently, the Sports Lawyers at Mackrell.Solicitors in London and van Cutsem-Wittamer-Marnef & Partners in Brussels made just such a deal possible, working fast and effectively at short notice and exceeding expectations.
As Mohit Pasricha (who jointly heads up the Sports Law Practice Group from Mackrell.Solicitors reported:
“We were contacted by an English footballer who was seeking help transferring to a Belgian football club. We were formally instructed at 11pm and MI Brussels firm, van Cutsem-Wittamer-Marnef & Partners carried out a high-level review of the client’s Belgian playing contract by 11am the following morning. Hans Van Der Mullen provided ongoing assistance throughout the day (mostly at short notice) and ultimately we helped the client meet his deadline and obligations and sign his playing contract with the Belgian club. This level and speed of service exceeded the client’s expectations and we received very positive feedback from our client on his transfer.”
Another great example of smooth, international collaboration between Mackrell International law firms and within the Practice Group.