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Corporate / Commercial – COCO22

The role includes:

  • Advising on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters, including: (i) transactional work, (ii) M&A, (iii) corporate advisory, (iv) private equity, (v) re-organisations, (vi) player transfer funding/finance/discounting transactions, (vii) club ownership related issues, (viii) general company secretarial matters, (ix) football transactional documentation, (x) commercial rights agreements (including sponsorship, licensing, broadcast and other content exploitation), and (xi) general commercial contracts and advice (including supply arrangements, terms and conditions, agency, distribution etc).
  • Working closely with the Partners in the delivery of a bespoke corporate service offering to existing and new clients in the Sports and Media sector;
  • Exposure to the firm’s existing stellar client base to service their corporate needs and drive new work opportunities; and
  • The opportunity to undertake a wide range of business development initiatives working with colleagues in the firm’s other practice areas.

Candidate Requirements:

  • NQ to 7 years PQE (although we will consider outstanding candidates outside this range);
  • Legally qualified to practise as a solicitor in England & Wales;
  • Experience of advising on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters detailed above (noting that some candidates will have more experience in some areas than others); and
  • Experience advising on sports and media related matters is desirable, but not necessary; and.



Working with us

General Centrefield Requirements Applicable to All Roles

For each role, we are looking for candidates who satisfy the following criteria:

  • Excellent academics;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Language skills desirable;
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set to business development;
  • Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues;
  • Ability to think and plan strategically;
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and be able to work flexibly as some evening and weekend work may be required;
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills;
  • Work with honesty, integrity and be culturally sensitive; and
  • Eligible to work in the UK.


  • Working with some of the highest profile clients in world sport;
  • Rare opportunity to work within a highly desired sector, with a top rated firm in Chambers and Legal 500;
  • Excellent opportunities for career growth;
  • Joining a friendly and supportive team; and
  • Flexible working opportunities.

Application process

Please send a detailed application, explaining which role you are applying for (please include the appropriate reference), why you would be suitable for the role and also include your CV by email to or by post to Recruitment Partner, Centrefield LLP, 7 Constance Street, Knott Mill, Manchester M15 4JQ.

Centrefield is an Equal Opportunities organisation.