We’re delighted to announce that we have launched a specialist Padel team dedicated to serving up legal expertise to the many entrepreneurs in the market for building their own Padel courts and/or opening their own Padel clubs.
Our legal experts in the fields of Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Corporate, Commercial, and Employment have joined together to create what the firm believes is a unique offering, and already the team is working on 37 separate projects throughout the UK.
We spotted the opportunity last year when our Managing Partner and Padel obsessive Marc Yaffe was invited by a business colleague to play Padel at his home; following a court-side conversation he realised that the desire to develop the sport was widespread, but was not matched by the necessary legal know-how when it came to negotiating on potential sites, protecting IP and drawing up the commercial agreements necessary to monetise such business ventures.
Marc said: “The key element of our offering isn’t just the legal expertise to be found at our firm, but our determination and desire to work together across multiple specialisms with the aim of delivering a fast, effective and specialised service to those in the fast-growing Padel sector.”
We have already held our own “Women in Padel” tournament at another Padel Club in Wilmslow; an equivalent men’s event is to follow at Pure Padel in Alderley Edge next month. We are also a commercial sponsor of Manchester city centre’s first Padel Club, Club de Padel, situated between the iconic towers of Deansgate Square in Manchester’s New Jackson neighbourhood.
“A particular bonus of Padel is the unique networking it offers,” added Marc. “It is a sport that has captured the imagination, not only of those in the Professional Services industry but also the many entrepreneurs to be found in the North West. We fully expect our Padel Project to mature into a key offering of the firm and we intend to have a lot of fun playing the game with clients and contacts alike.”