Personal Profile

Tom is an Associate in the Sports Group and a member of the Commercial team.

He advises leading athletes, boxers, football players, clubs, agents and governing bodies with a particular focus on commercial agreements and disputes. Recent highlights include representing the Vice President of the International Association of Athletics Federation in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport and advising a French Ligue 1 player and his agent on multiple commercial deals including: endorsement and sponsorship agreements, an image rights assignment and player transfers.

In addition to his Sports work, Tom has a general Commercial practice with a particular interest in technology, having completed a secondment at a multinational enterprise information technology company.

A proficient French speaker, before joining the firm Tom spent six months at the Paris office of an international law firm and also worked as a Sponsorship Consultant for World Snooker.

Tom is a member of the British Association of Sport and Law (BASL). He lectures on the Firm's Sports Law Academy programme for graduate students who are looking to work in sports law.

He is also an active member of MDR Lab programme and regularly delivers presentations on Legal Tech to universities.

Key Experience

  • Represented the President of the Confederation of African Athletes and Vice President of the International Association of Athletics Federation in proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
  • Advised a French Ligue 1 player and his agent on multiple commercial deals including: endorsement and sponsorship agreements, an image rights assignment and player transfers.
  • Drafted the governing regulations of the Society of Football Intermediaries and Agents (SOFIA) – an independent body that represents intermediaries.
  • Assisted with Eric Choupo-Moting's move from Stoke City to Paris Saint-Germain.

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Legal Secondee, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Trainee Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Sponsorship Consultant, Matchroom Sport Limited
University of Law
London School of Economics and Political Science

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