Jason Saiban, Partner
Jason is a commercial contracts specialist, with a focus on TMT, Sport and Retail and Leisure.
AboutJason is a commercial contracts specialist, with a focus on TMT, Sport and Retail & Leisure. In TMT, he has particular expertise in outsourcing, managed services, logistics, procurement and licensing and acts for a number of software developers and procurers of technology. In sport, Jason has significant experience in sponsorship, digital media, merchandising, endorsements and event management work. He is the relationship partner for a number of the firm's key sports clients, ranging from international sports brands to leading sports agencies. His retail practice is focussed on franchising, distribution, supply and logistics. Clients in the retail space include brands, restaurant chains and manufacturers. Jason’s client base ranges from large multi-nationals to start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Jason is a director and the secretary of the British Association for Sports and Law, a visiting lecturer at De Montfort University on sports contract matters and also head of the AEL (Association of European Lawyers) Sports Law Special Interest Group. He regularly speaks at conferences, particularly on sponsorship matters.
Jason is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Leading the firm’s relationship with Nike and advising on numerous commercial agreements, including sponsorship, promotions, merchandising, procurement and digital media
- Advising wagamama on its key commercial agreements, ranging from airport concessions to logistics and procurement
- Advising a global cloud service provider on a business critical IT infrastructure project to a major retailer
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Puma Private Equity on its investment into Deazy
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Jason Saiban writes for Food Manufacture on the food industry's climate change challenge
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Food Sector steps up on climate goals
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Newsletter - Legal Issues 2017 – Thinking About Omnichannel
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