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28 June 2017 | Firm News | Article by Gerallt Jones

Hugh James advises Welsh Rugby Union on Dragons deal

A team from Hugh James, led by Gerallt Jones, has advised the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) on an agreement which sees it take ownership and operational control of the Dragons, the professional rugby union team for the Gwent Region.

Speaking about Hugh James’s involvement in the deal, Rhodri Lewis, Head of Legal Affairs at the Welsh Rugby Union, said:

“This is a significant agreement for Welsh rugby and will enable a new vision for a sustainable Dragons both on and off the pitch to be implemented. I was pleased to be able to work with Hugh James supporting us on this project and I am grateful to the team at Hugh James who were involved for their advice in reaching a constructive outcome.”

Gerallt Jones, head of corporate and commercial at Hugh James, said:

“We are delighted to have been able to support the WRU on such an important project. We look forward to seeing how the Region develops under the WRU’s stewardship.”

Author bio

Gerallt is a partner and head of the corporate and commercial team. Since joining Hugh James in 2005, Gerallt has led the team to be a leading player within the corporate and commercial market, advising clients including the Welsh Government, Princes Gate Water and the Development Bank of Wales.

Gerallt also has particular expertise in the sport and food & drink sectors, leading Hugh James’s relationships with clients in these sectors including the Welsh Rugby Union and Braces Bakery.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.

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