'One to watch' in the sports sector, Penningtons Manches LLP has been 'building up its sports practice with real energy'; motorsports, power-boat racing, football and golf have been particular areas of activity. Exemplifying the practice's strength in commercial litigation, the 'committed', 'energetic and highly accomplished' Richard Marshall continued to advise the Ortiz-Patiño estate on its potential €15m breach of contract claim concerning its sale of Valderrama Group, owner of the Valderrama Golf Club. Immigration is another area of expertise: Hazar ElChamaa acted for an e-sports tournament organiser on obtaining a visa for an e-sports player to enable him to play in a UK competition, and advised one international footballer on the impact of Brexit on his transfer to a UK premiership club. Rennes FC is another client. 'Very pragmatic' employment and disciplinary expert Andrew Haywood heads the department, and is 'ambitious for outcomes for his clients'.
The Legal 500 - 2019 edition
The ‘enthusiastic, dynamic’ team at Penningtons Manches LLP stands out for its commitment. The ‘authoritative’ Richard Marshall and the ‘technically strong, responsive and hardworking’ Andrew Haywood are the key contacts, and are ‘extremely personable, energetic and passionate about sport’. Litigator Alex Fox, who has ‘an extremely commercial’ approach, advised the owners of Notts County FC on seeking a resolution to its high-profile commercial problems.
The Legal 500 - 2017 edition