Howard Kennedy joins Sport Industry NextGen


Law firm Howard Kennedy has teamed up with Sport Industry Group to become an official partner of Sport Industry NextGen in partnership with Barclays, which identifies tomorrow’s leaders, rewards their potential and nurtures their talent.

As part of the agreement, the law firm – which provides legal advice and support to clients both domestic and international – will become the official legal partner of Sport Industry NextGen.The 2017 Sport Industry NextGen Leaders will also benefit from a session with Howard Kennedy as part of the Leadership Package, who will lead a development and training session for the Sport Industry NextGen Leaders aimed at key legal issues and practises relevant to sport business. The session will incorporate a training programme for participants to benefit from group workshops and presentations on legal issues and identifying appropriate action. Lois Langton and Fiona Hinds, partners and joint heads of HK Sport, commented:

Head of Family Law Lois Langton
Howard Kennedy has a long track record in acting for sporting professionals and their advisers, and covers every aspect of a sport professional's career. It is therefore essential that tomorrow’s leaders of the sport industry have a strong understanding of key legal issues and practices, and we’re delighted to be able to share this opportunity with what will no doubt be a remarkable group of individuals.
Head of Family Law Lois Langton

Advice from the firm spans contracts, recruitment, building a brand, commercial endorsements, and fighting off challenges in disputes. Howard Kennedy also advises on personal matters such as moving overseas, marriage and family issues, reputation management and wealth protection.

Nick Keller, chairman, Sport Industry Group, added:

Law has a key role to play in embracing responsible leadership in the future, both in sport and business. As such, Howard Kennedy is a perfect partner to help guide next year’s group of Sport Industry NextGen Leaders on this journey.
Chairman, Sport Industry Group, Nick Keller

The 2016 Leadership Package included a workshop at Barclays’ global headquarters, an executive leadership day at Loughborough University London, a 24 hour leadership experience with the Inspirational Development Group at Sandhurst, a private meeting with Tracey Crouch MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, an annual VIP pass to the Inspired Leaders Network, membership to the Sport Industry Breakfast Club 2016, and more.Howard Kennedy joins headline partner Barclays and academic partner Loughborough University London as partners of Sport Industry NextGen.



About Howard Kennedy

About Howard Kennedy

Howard Kennedy has 53 partners and numbers 350 people in total and works alongside national and international clients across many disciplines, including banking, corporate and commercial, family, finance, employment, dispute resolution, intellectual property, private client, real estate and tax. Howard Kennedy has particular focus on the Financial Services, Media and Technology, Real Estate, Retail and Leisure, Sports Individuals sectors.


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