Birmingham 2022 unveils first official sponsor

20 Aug 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

Birmingham 2022 has announced law firm Gowling WLG as its first official sponsor.

The international law firm will serve as Official Legal Advisors for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will take place between 27th July and 7th August, and will work with the Games organisers on a range of topics, including “brand protection, corporate governance, procurement, disputes and risk management and general commercial matters."

Based in Gowling WLG’s Birmingham office, the team from the multi-disciplinary law firm will work alongside Birmingham 2022’s Chief Legal Officer Caroline McGrory.

Ian Reid, CEO, Birmingham 2022, said: “I’m delighted to announce Gowling WLG as our first official sponsor for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. This is a very exciting time as we’ve just passed our three years to go milestone and our profile and workload is really starting to increase.

“We are completely confident in Gowling WLG’s ability to provide us with the professional legal support we require and we are already working very closely with them, as we continue our preparations for delivering the biggest event that the West Midlands has ever staged.” 

David Fennell, CEO, Gowling WLG, said: "This appointment builds on our strong track record of advising on major projects across the public and private sectors, and we're committed to playing our part in making Birmingham 2022 a huge success for the UK and on the international stage. We're already working hard to support Caroline and the Birmingham 2022 team on the legal aspects, and to add value wherever we can to deliver a vibrant, inclusive and socially responsible Games.”