Clifford Chance Appointed Official Legal Advisors
“Rugby World Cup Limited is delighted that a firm of the stature and experience of Clifford Chance has been appointed Official legal advisors,” said Darren Bailey, International Rugby Board Head of Legal. “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.”
The announcement continues Clifford Chance’s strong association with global sporting events which include acting for the Organising Committees on the last two international major sporting events held in France: FIFA Football World Cup 1998 and IAAF Athletics World Championships 2003. The firm also advises the French Football League and the French Football Federation.
"We are delighted to have been appointed by the International Rugby Board as Official legal advisors for this major world event, which underlines our unique market position in the field of sport,” said Clifford Chance Managing Partner Yves Wehrli.
“Rugby World Cup 2007, which kicks off in September 2007, is on course to be the most successful Rugby World Cup to date. Global ticket sales are rapidly approaching the 1 million landmark and the announcement of Clifford Chance, a leading international law firm, as Official legal advisors further highlights the global appeal of the tournament,” said International Rugby Board Chairman, Dr Syd Millar.
The IRB Rugby World Cup 2007 commercial programme incorporates six Worldwide Partners: Société Générale, GMF, EDF, Peugeot, Visa International and SNCF, two Official Sponsors: Heineken and Vediorbis and now Clifford Chance as Official legal advisors.
For further information:
Cécile Paillard, Communications Manager,
Clifford Chance Paris
Dominic Rumbles, IRB Communications Manager: +353-86-852-0286 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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