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Pinsent Masons LLP

Pinsent Masons LLP is an international law firm which specialises in the energy, infrastructure, financial services, real estate and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. The firm ranks among the top hundred law firms in the world by turnover. Pinsent Masons has 26 offices across 4 continents with over 400 partners, a total legal team of around 1,800 people and more than 2,500 staff.

Pinsent Masons partners with Tennis Industry Association UK

The relationship will see the two organisations collaborate on a range of business matters to support the tennis industry. This is the first major collaboration between a law firm and the TIA UK, at the forefront of which will be the provision of knowledge resources and training to its members, as well as access to market-leading intellectual property and brand protection insights and technology.

Désirée Fields, Legal Director and Head of the firm-wide Tennis group which forms part of the firm’s Sports Advisory group said: “With over 87 million tennis players and approximately one billion tennis fans around the globe, tennis is one of the world’s leading and most innovative sports, a key part of the sports and entertainment industry and a major focus for our Sports Advisory group. The TIA UK provides significant value to the British tennis industry. We are proud to partner with them to support the tennis industry and provide specific expert advice to the sector.”

Trevor Watkins, Global Head of Sport at Pinsent Masons added, “At the heart of our team is a strong UK practice, one that is praised for innovation, a collaborative approach and excellence in the advice it gives – qualities that we share with TIA UK and the membership it represents. I’m delighted that our tennis team, headed by Désirée Fields, will put at members’ disposal the immense knowledge and expertise our team has collectively as lawyers, participants, officials, spectators, members, directors and sponsors.”

Steve Matthews, Chair of TIA UK said: “In a challenging business environment, it is vital that companies and organisations get the best expert advice and support in order to maintain competitive edge and to develop new business opportunities. This beneficial partnership with Pinsent Masons will provide invaluable support for our members and assist the wider tennis industry.”