JMW acts for Prenetics to provide coronavirus testing for Premier League players and staff as it gears up for a June resumption of fixtures

The Premier League announced yesterday that its shareholders (the clubs) had given the green light to resuming group training with a view to playing out of the remainder of the Premier League season.

Current testing is being coordinated by a consortium led by Prenetics and supported by TDL (part of Sonic Healthcare Group which is also working with the Bundesliga in Germany. The consortium has a depth of experience in the relevant fields of expertise for COVID-19 testing, both in a clinical and community setting. The consortium is also supported and advised by the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Birmingham.

Stephen Taylor Heath, Head of Sport at JMW Solicitors, is representing Prenetics in its commercial arrangements with the members of the consortium and dealings with the Premier League as well as in several other sports.

Stephen commented: “It is fantastic for the JMW Sports Law team to be representing Prenetics, who are at the front line in delivering logistical solutions for professional sports events being able to proceed in the midst of the current pandemic, not just football but several other sports as well.”  

Avi Lasarow, CEO at Prenetics, said: “We value Stephen’s expertise in the Sports sector to complement our healthcare sector knowledge and commercial approach to the deals we are making. We appreciate his ‘can do attitude’ and willingness to make himself available at all times to help us conclude these exciting projects in an intensive time frame.”

Prenetics is part of a global health diagnostics and solutions business with operations in 5 countries, including in Hong Kong where it led the Project Screen by Circle consortium in support of a range of community and business projects.

JMW Solicitors LLP has been ranked number 33 in 2020 The Sunday Times 'Best Companies' to work for listing. The listing is compiled from a survey of company staff across all sectors. JMW was the second law firm within the top 100.

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