TSC grows team & client list

09 Jul 2018

By: Sport Industry Group

The Sports Consultancy (TSC) has announced two high-profile appointments within its Legal division as the company also celebrates a new client win with the Event Rider Masters.

TCS Legal, which was formed last year, is adding David Becker, former head of legal at the International Cricket Council, and Tim Jones, ex-general counsel of the England 2015 Rugby World Cup, to its team as consultant partners.

Both men bring decades of specialist legal experience working on major events and with international rights holders.

Jones is a former London chairman of law firm Freshfields, where he headed up the company’s involvement with London 2012, advising on governance and stakeholder relationships over the entire bid and hosting cycle. He also oversaw the governance structure and commercial programme of England 2015 as a member of the executive team.

Commenting on the appointments, Ashley Blake, partner, TSC Legal said: “We are delighted to add these two exceptional talents in sports regulatory, governance, corporate and commercial to our team at a time when our business is growing rapidly and the benefits of creating our standalone legal practice alongside the wider business of The Sports Consultancy are being realised.

“David and Tim bring complementary expertise to our existing senior offering of Andy Korman’s sponsorship, brand and sports marketing expertise and my practice of commercial rights and major event work.

"Our independent Global Sports Investigations service positions us at the forefront of advisors offering specialist governance support to the sports business and these appointments will undoubtably support this.”

TSC has also announced a client win by its rights marketing team, which has been appointed to support sponsorship sales for the Event Riders Masters.

The equestrian series aims to showcase the sport of Eventing to new audiences, with six stages across iconic venues in the UK and Europe. The most recent round took place at Barbury Castle on the 7th and 8th July.