John O’Connell


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I advise on all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions and company law.

I specialise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and joint ventures for private companies, as well as all manner of commercial transactions. For over twenty years, my particular expertise has been advising on commercial activity in the sports business sector. I deal with the commercial exploitation of brands and rights, including acting on the acquisition and exploitation of sports-related commercial rights.

I am on the editorial board of Sweet and Maxwell’s Practical Commercial Precedents and have made contributions to the sections on Sport, Sponsorship and Merchandising.

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A client introduced me to my wife

Degree in Modern History from Oxford University (St Edmund Hall).

Six years at Ashurst Morris Crisp before moving to Jeffrey Green Russell where I became a partner and head of the company commercial department.




The Legal 500 - recommended lawyer in 2016 for Corporate and Commercial.

Editorial board of Sweet and Maxwell’s Practical Commercial Precedents

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7759 1643

Email: johno'

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