LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – International law firm Clifford …

LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – International law firm Clifford Chance has been appointed as legal advisor by the International Rugby Board and its commercial affiliate Rugby World Cup Limited in connection for the preparation and staging of the Rugby World Cup 2007 which will take place in France, Wales and Scotland from 7 September to 20 October 2007.

“Rugby World Cup Limited is delighted that a firm of the stature and experience of Clifford Chance has been appointed. Clifford Chance possesses lawyers in France and around the world with excellent knowledge, skills and experience in sport matters. We look forward to developing a strong and effective working relationship with the firm” said Darren Bailey, General Counsel of Rugby World Cup Limited.

Clifford Chance has been advising on the organisation of major sporting events worldwide for more than ten years. The firm has also contributed to the drafting of recent legal reforms in sports law in France.

Clifford Chance acted for the organisation committees on the last two international events in France (Football World Cup 1998 and Track and Field World Championship in 2003 in Paris).

Clifford Chance also advises the main vendors of media rights on the French market, the French Football League (in 1999, 2002, 2004, and 2006) and the French Football Federation, France Galop.

The firm has also been acting in the area of Formula 1 for more than 20 years and regularly advises organisers, actors as well as sponsors of the main sporting events (International Olympic Committee, Lagardère Group, K-Challenge…)

in connection for the preparation and staging of the Rugby World Cup 2007 which will take place in France, Wales and Scotland from 7 September to 20 October 2007.

“Rugby World Cup Limited is delighted that a firm of the stature and experience of Clifford Chance has been appointed. Clifford Chance possesses lawyers in France and around the world with excellent knowledge, skills and experience in sport matters. We look forward to developing a strong and effective working relationship with the firm” said Darren Bailey, General Counsel of Rugby World Cup Limited.

Clifford Chance has been advising on the organisation of major sporting events worldwide for more than ten years. The firm has also contributed to the drafting of recent legal reforms in sports law in France.

Clifford Chance acted for the organisation committees on the last two international events in France (Football World Cup 1998 and Track and Field World Championship in 2003 in Paris).

Clifford Chance also advises the main vendors of media rights on the French market, the French Football League (in 1999, 2002, 2004, and 2006) and the French Football Federation, France Galop.

The firm has also been acting in the area of Formula 1 for more than 20 years and regularly advises organisers, actors as well as sponsors of the main sporting events (International Olympic Committee, Lagardère Group, K-Challenge…)

Contact : Cécile Paillard, Communications Manager, Clifford Chance Paris

Tél :: + 33 1 44 05 24 30 – Fax: + 33 1 44 05 52 00 – [email protected]

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