JMW Advise the South African Premier Soccer League on Sponsorship Deal


The corporate team at full service law firm JMW Solicitors LLP have advised the South African Premier Soccer League on a 5 year sponsorship with bank Absa.

The corporate team led by Head of Corporate Mike Blood advised The South African Premier Soccer League on a further 5 year sponsorship deal of the PSL league with bank Absa. Absa renewed their sponsorship of the Absa Premiership in South Africa for a further 5 years taking the partnership to 15 years. The agreement is worth R500 Million, about £30 million pounds.

Head of Corporate at JMW, Mike Blood, worked alongside PSL Chairman and owner of the Orlando Pirates Irvin Khoza, as well as their in-house Counsel Mike Murphy and Marketing Consultant Peter Mancer to help secure the deal with Absa who are a subsidiary of Barclays Bank.

The 2017/18 South African Premier Soccer League season kicked off on Friday 18 August.

Commenting on the PSL sponsorship deal Mike Blood from JMW said:

“I am delighted to have led the legal team on behalf of the South African PSL on their continued sponsorship with Absa. I have been lucky enough to have acted for the league for over 10 years now and I am pleased to see that the sponsorship partnership with Absa has been a long and successful one. I am sure the 2017/18 PSL season will be extremely competitive and successful for all involved.”




For more information:

Samantha Meakin

0161 828 1981


Note to Editors

JMW Solicitors LLP is one of the leading Manchester law firms and offers a broad range of legal services to both commercial and private clients.  We are committed to providing legal services in a cost effective and timely manner.


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