North East law firm celebrate cricket success

North East law firm celebrates cricket success

Law firm Muckle LLP is celebrating after assisting and advising CPL Limited on another successful year running its Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket tournament (CPLT20).

Statistics published by CPL for the 2017 tournament show a marked increase in spectators and TV viewers from around the world, attracting new high-profile sponsors and supporters, as its economic impact continues to grow with its global popularity and appeal.

The Newcastle based independent law firm has assisted CPL Limited in renewing and establishing a wide-range of existing and new tournament-specific agreements including players contracts, media rights agreements and third party sponsorship and partnership agreements.

Anthony Coultas, solicitor in the commercial team, Muckle LLP, said: "We have been working with and advising CPL Limited for the last four years and it is very pleasing to see such a successful and entertaining cricket tournament go from strength to strength, this year reaching an even greater global audience around the world.

"The CPLT20 has certainly grown its profile and reputation across the world in recent years and it is fantastic for a business like Muckle to be associated with such a high-profile client and sporting tournament.

"It's certainly been a busy year for our Sports and Employment teams supporting existing and new commercial agreements and partnerships and we are looking forward to working with CPL Limited as it develops and grows further in the future."

CPL's CEO Damien O'Donohoe commented: "We are proud to see further evidence of the rising international stature of the CPLT20 around the world. From the tournament's inception back in 2013, we were determined to showcase the very best of what the Caribbean has to offer, both on and off the field.

“We are immensely proud of the huge steps that the tournament has made and we strongly believe that there is even more to come in 2018. We are grateful to Muckle LLP for their support over that period, which has helped us to achieve the successes we have had with the CPLT20 to date. Muckle's continued legal support and guidance to us is commercially-focused and timely, which is just what we need when running a major sporting event like the CPLT20.”

Muckle has niche sports sector experience and long established track record advising sports clubs, from grassroots level to professional level and recently signed a three partnership with Durham County Cricket Club as legal advisers and sponsors.

Muckle also advises The Premier League, The Football League, Guinness Premiership and Super League and is appointed by The FA to support the nationwide roll-out of their £200m Parklife facilities.

The law firm has a growing national sports client base and reputation advising clubs at all levels on corporate social responsibility, education, community, sports and recreational initiatives and also acts for individuals.