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DJM’s Sports Law team, led by Director Sheraz Akram, provide high quality advice in this sector drawing on expertise from its relevant specialist departments. DJM’s client base within the Sports sector is varied and includes high profile sporting individuals, sponsors, clubs, agencies and sporting event providers.
We advise Sports professionals and organisations on matters including:
Corporate & Commercial
Estates, Trusts & Wills
Family & Divorce
Our team has a wealth of experience in providing legal advice to businesses and individuals on an array of issues.
Find out more about our experts, or get in touch to speak to us directly.
Phone: 01792 656519
Year joined DJM: 2012
Qualifications: Sheraz graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Law in 2003.
Specialist Area: Corporate & Commercial
Prior to joining DJM Sheraz was previously with a large Commercial firm based in Cardiff and has dealt with an extensive corporate client base situated both in the UK and internationally. Sheraz has been involved in transactions of varying size and complexity.
During his career to date Sheraz has dealt with numerous acquisitions, disposals, MBO’s, investments, share schemes, restructures, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, LLP agreements and commercial agreements.
Sheraz also has vast experience in dealing with medical and health-care organisations.
Legal 500 describes the Corporate and Commercial team at Douglas-Jones Mercer as “Commercially astute” and that it provides an ‘exemplary level of service’. Its expertise covers a range of corporate and commercial matters, including M&A, share schemes, shareholder agreements and partnership agreements. ‘Tenacious’ and
‘pragmatic’ team head Sheraz Akram is ‘able to grasp key points of complex matters very quickly’ and provides ‘prudent and balanced’ advice to clients including Dawn Meats Group and Dawnus Group.
Interests: Spending time with family, motorcycling, cycling, football, boxing and travel
Phone: 01792 656504
Year joined DJM: 2017
Qualifications: Christian graduated from Cardiff University with a Law Degree LL.B (Hons) 2:1 in 1995. Christian then completed the Legal Practice Course in 1998 at Cardiff University.
Specialist Area: Christian has also advised numerous companies involved in high-value commercial contract disputes, in some cases with several million pounds at stake, and is fully versed in all forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Christian’s ever growing sports law practice advises sporting teams and organisations on contractual and membership matters and individual players and officials on contractual, employment and disciplinary matters including claims for discrimination and breaches of natural justice. Christian's clients include Macron, Swansea City FC and the company that manages the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.
A member of the British Association for Sport & Law, Christian is singled out for praise in the Legal 500 for his expertise in Commercial Litigation and Sport. He is described as a notable practitioner by the Chambers Directory in the field of Sport.
Christian is also a Director and Chairman of the Hill Community Development Trust
Interests: Season Ticker holder at Swansea City FC, Golf.
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