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Gowling WLG to be official legal advisers to Birmingham 2022 Commonweath Games

Law firm Gowling WLG has been appointed as exclusive Official Legal Advisers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The firm will advise on a range of services including corporate governance, procurement and general commercial matters.

A multi-disciplinary legal team, led by partner and board member Michael Luckman, will be working alongside Birmingham 2022’s Chief Legal Officer, Caroline McGrory, and her team, over the next three years, to help deliver a successful Games.

As Official Legal Advisers, the firm will also assist with brand protection, disputes and risk management. It said it would be “looking to help promote the unique opportunities that this global sporting and cultural occasion provides to athletes, communities and businesses across the world”.

The Games will be held in the West Midlands from 27 July until 7 August 2022.

David Fennell, Chief Executive at 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.”

Ian Reid, Chief Executive Officer for Birmingham 2022, said: "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."

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