Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2022

Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2022 Perseverance, commitment and some (not inconsiderable) luck eventually allowed me the opportunity to begin my career in this area. What drives you to achieve the best possible results for your clients? PETER: I think that you need a certain amount of drive to get up for work each day, in whatever you do. For corporate deals, adrenaline also usually kicks in at certain times – such as at the beginning of negotiations and at the end of a transaction, when you are most aligned with your client and your client’s success starts to feel as your own. ZANE: Professional pride and that feeling of satisfaction when you get a deal across the line, usually in very tight timeframes. Of your many professional achievements to date, which are you proudest of having accomplished? PETER: Maintaining close-knit and longstanding client relationships. We have several clients we have worked with for decades. I am also glad to have maintained friendships with many former colleagues and clients, despite changes in our businesses and professional lives. ZANE: To echo Peter’s words, most of our sports clients are long-standing clients with whom we have enjoyed a working relationship for many, many years. This is something to be proud of and we certainly do not take this for granted. The long-term nature of the associations has provided us with a unique ability to fully understand every aspect of their organisation and to not only advise from a legal perspective, but also support strategically. Is there a particular creed or philosophy that motivates your work? PETER: Not really, but respect and humility help along the way. ZANE: As a failed footballer, to be involved in sport in any capacity is hugely motivating! What does this award mean to you? PETER: The corporate team consistently provides strong support and strategic advice to our clients and the award recognises this. As the old football coach said, it’s all about the team. ZANE: It has been a strange few years, what with assisting our clients to navigate unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – this award is fantastic recognition for the hard work undertaken by the team. 15 UNITED KINGDOM

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