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Eversheds Sutherland appointed as Official Legal Services Partner of Rugby League World Cup 2021

Eversheds Sutherland appointed as Official Legal Services Partner of Rugby League World Cup 2021
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    Eversheds Sutherland has been appointed as “Official Legal Services Partner of the Rugby League World Cup 2021”, extending its advisory relationship with long-standing client the Rugby Football League. This premier event, to be hosted across iconic sporting venues in England, will be the biggest global sporting tournament taking place in the UK in October and November 2021.

    Daniel Hall, Partner and Head of Sport commented:

    “We are delighted to extend our relationship with the Rugby Football League. This new appointment is testament to the knowledge and skills we have developed in our sports practice. We are excited to be able to provide RLWC2021 with advice and counsel as they develop this exciting global tournament over the next four years, estimated to have a direct economic benefit to England of some £75 million.”

    “Our full service role covers all aspects of legal advice required by a major international sporting event and will also see us working in collaboration with RLWC2021 to help it deliver the event’s legacy facilities programme. Our appointment by RLWC2021 has been well received by our international client base and staff alike.”

    Karen Moorhouse, Director of Operations and Legal, Rugby Football League said:

    “This is an exciting opportunity for the World Cup. To secure the first official partner over 4 years out is a tribute to the vision of the tournament and the proactive approach from Eversheds Sutherland. We have a long standing relationship with Daniel and his team and look forward to working with them over the coming years.”

    RLWC2021 will see 16 nations taking part from all over the globe including sporting heavyweights England, Australia and New Zealand and will be watched live by the biggest ever audience at a Rugby League tournament. In all, some 31 games will be broadcast live by the BBC in the UK and around the world reaching over 150 million viewers in 115 territories.

    A competitive process will be launched in January 2018 to select venues for the tournament.

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