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Mishcon de Reya appoints new Legal Director in Sports Group

Posted on 04 November 2015

Mishcon de Reya appoints new Legal Director in Sports Group

Mishcon de Reya has announced the appointment of Kendrah Potts as a Legal Director in the Sports Group. She joins today from Onside Law, where she was a Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution.

Kendrah trained and spent eight years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in the dispute resolution department. She was seconded to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, where she was the lead lawyer on sports integrity and anti-doping. Recently, she was Legal Counsel to the Commission established by the Union Cycliste Internationale in Geneva to investigate doping and related allegations of corruption and mismanagement in cycling. 

Kendrah advises on commercial, regulatory and disciplinary disputes, and specialises in the areas of corruption, match-fixing and anti-doping. Kendrah has represented sports governing bodies - including the RFU, the ITF and the ECB, athletes, agents and clubs across a range of sports in international and national courts and tribunals.

Liz Ellen, Mishcon de Reya Partner and Head of the Sports Group, commented:

"Kendrah brings with her a wealth of disputes and regulatory experience, particularly in international sports integrity cases. Her fantastic work in tennis, rugby, cricket and cycling will also help broaden Mishcon's practice beyond our existing expertise in football, boxing, equine and motorsport. She is a highly respected sports lawyer and we are very pleased to welcome her to our team."   

Kendrah added:

“I am delighted to be joining the Sports Group at Mishcon de Reya. Mishcon de Reya’s sports team has developed an excellent reputation, based on its work on high-profile cases and its strong client base. I look forward to contributing to the growth of the sports practice, in particular through my experience in corruption and anti-doping matters."