Mr Jon Walters > Northridge Law LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Northridge Law LLP
90 Bartholomew Close
London
EC1A 7BN
England

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial
Regulation and Governance

Position

Jon is a founding partner at Northridge, providing commercial and corporate advice to clients.

In the sports sector, he acts for governing bodies, teams, agencies and brands, specialising in governance, M&A/investment work, and commercial rights deals. His clients include The FA, the Welsh Rugby Union, the Rugby Football League, AEG Worldwide and institutional investors active in sport.

Recent work highlights include acting for Two Circles on its joint ventures with European Tour / Ryder Cup and on the acquisition of TRM Partners, as well as supporting Betway, London Stadium and AEG Worldwide with their sponsorship programmes. He is also frequently involved with prominent governance mandates, including reforms for The FA, World Rugby and the RFL.

Jon maintains a broad practice outside sport, notably for technology and media clients. He leads Northridge TRACK, a club supporting and connecting growth businesses and industry participants with a focus on the application of technology in the sports and entertainment market.

Career

2017 – Present: Founding Partner, Northridge Law LLP
2015 – 2017: Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys
2013 – 2015: Senior Associate, Charles Russell Speechlys
2007 – 2013: Associate, Charles Russell Speechlys
2005 – 2007: Trainee, Charles Russell Speechlys

Languages

English

Memberships

British Association for Sports and Law
Editorial Board Member – LawInSport
Independent Disputes Panel Member – British Fencing

Education

BASL De Montfort PGDL in Sports Law – 2012. Distinction.
College of Law – LPC, 2005. Distinction.
College of Law – GDL, 2004. Distinction.
Warwick University – History, BA Hons, 2003. 1st class

Lawyer Rankings

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)

A go-to firm for sports clients, Northridge Law LLP operates at the intersection of sports and media; Ian Lynam leads the team acting as a key adviser to clients including Roc Nation. Jon Walters heads up the non-contentious media practice and is a specialist in matters pertaining to sponsorship, digital media, and marketing regulation. Further, Jamie Feldman comes particularly recommended for his expertise in employment in media & entertainment.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

(Next Generation Partners)

Jon WaltersNorthridge Law LLP

Sports boutique Northridge Law LLP acts for a wide variety of clients in the sector, including athletes, clubs and governing bodies. Commercial litigator Jonathan Ellis leads the team, with clients including the FA. Co-head Ian Lynam offers expertise in financial regulation, data, M&A, rules and regulations, sponsorship agreements, transfers, player contracts and image rights. Jon Walters is recommended for dealing with governance, corporate investment and acquisitions, and commercial rights deals. Other integral members within the practice include James Eighteen and Paul Shapiro, with the latter focusing on sporting commercial and regulatory issues, such as sponsorship, merchandising, and image rights structures. Beyond partner level, managing associate Oliver Harland specialises in litigation and contentious regulatory matters for sports governing bodies. Fellow managing associates Mike Herbert and George Willis add to the depth of the firm’s offering.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Gaming and betting

Northridge Law LLP‘s team has notable expertise in advising leading businesses in the gaming and betting sector, including major sports betting providers. Practice head Melanie Ellis  offers ‘brilliant’ regulatory, compliance, and licensing advice, including instruction on advertising and anti-money laundering procedures. With experience covering governance, corporate investments and M&A, Jon Walters handles commercial work for high-profile clients such as supporting Betway with its growing global sponsorship programme. Associate Tom Edmonds acts for leading B2C gambling companies, B2B games suppliers, and sports/betting integrity providers, while newly promoted partner Jamie Feldman has a particular focus on contentious and non-contentious employment issues in the sector.