Jody MacDonald, Partner
Jody is a commercial and IP lawyer whose practice focuses on digital, data and technology in sport and media.
AboutJody is an experienced commercial and IP lawyer whose practice focuses on the areas of digital, data and technology in sport and media. He advises clients on a broad range of topics, including: the acquisition, licensing and protection of media and data rights; sponsorship; marketing and advertising; technology and digital services; e-commerce and other general commercial contract matters.
Jody was head of the Sports Data, Betting & Integrity Group at Couchmans and has advised leading sports leagues and governing bodies in the UK, Europe and the US on their strategy in these areas and interactions with the betting industry more generally.
Jody is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
Jody MacDonald quoted in Sport Business on the firm's role advising Veloce on the creation of Quadrant
Charles Russell Speechlys acts for Veloce Esports on its collaboration with Lando Norris in establishing the Quadrant Esports Team.
Veloce Esports has become one of the leading esports organisations in the UK.
Jody MacDonald writes for Sport Business on the implications of the negotiations between sports organisations and their commercial partners during the Covid-19 pandemic
Sports Broadcasting: cancellation and compensation in the time of COVID-19
Sports organisations are grappling with a range of issues as they look to get their competitions back up and running this year.
The Score: How are traditional sports and esports converging as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
The team discuss ways in which traditional sports and esports are converging during the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Barca’s €100m tech fund and the rise of sports organisations as technology investors
The lure of tech investment opportunities is causing sports organisations to step out of their comfort zone and become investors themselves.
Rich Energy, Rogue Sponsors and F1
Jody MacDonald writes for SportTechie on the next steps for the US sports betting industry
Jody MacDonald writes for City AM on the challenges faced by the UK betting industry in 2019