Rahim Hirji, Associate
Rahim advises clients on a wide range of commercial matters, with a particular focus on the sports, retail and technology sectors.
Rahim is an Associate in the Commercial team. He has experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts for clients across the sports, retail and technology sectors.
He typically advises on sponsorship and endorsement agreements, event agreements, and outsourcing agreements. He also has experience in media rights and digital content, intellectual property matters, and data protection matters.
In 2021, Rahim spent six months on secondment to the Tech and Data Legal team of a global investment bank.
Rahim is admitted to practice in England & Wales.
- Advising Marcus Rashford on his portfolio of endorsement agreements;
- Advising Timo Werner on his image rights agreement with Chelsea FC;
- Advising Ascot Racecourse on the implications of Covid-19 regulations on its day-to-day business;
- Advising Nike on various sponsorship, promotional and digital content agreements;
- Advising Wagamama on its trademark portfolio;
- Advising ITV on various data protection and GDPR matters.
Tattoos, athletes and image rights
Campaigns featuring athletes often include visible tattoos and a number of recent legal cases demonstrate the issues that may arise.
No ticket, no merger: Viagogo and StubHub are one step closer to merging but must satisfy the CMA’s conditions
The £3.2bn acquisition of online ticketing company Stubhub by one of its competitors, Viagogo is one step closer to being finalised.
Jonathan McDonald and Rahim Hirji write for LawInSport on the relationship between data protection and referee reports in English football
Is data in reports submitted by referees to the Football Association subject to the General Data Protection Regulation?
£300million support package announced for English sports – but some miss out
Influencer Agreements: Six points that a business should consider
Due to the commercial power that influencers have over their followers, businesses are increasingly looking to secure their services.
Pizza Hut chain is rescued in deal that saves 90% of business
IP in a Pod: Designs and design rights - part 2 (UK rights)
The second part of our two-part episode on designs and design rights.
IP in a Pod: Designs and design rights – part 1 (EU rights)
David, Pete and Rahim discuss registered and unregistered design rights in the European Union.
US Court 'swipes left' on dating app dispute
Sky v Skykick: A sigh of relief for trade mark owners?
Charlotte and Rahim look at the recent decision in the Sky v Skykick case that should be good news for businesses who own trade marks.
IP in a Pod: The ownership of content created at home - part 2
In this episode we discuss the use of third party content and infringement of third party rights.
IP in a Pod: The ownership of content created at home - part 1
Are you using the lockdown to create online content at home? Here's some key points to consider.
Coronavirus: The Premier League v the Broadcasters – a clash of titans?
Rahim considers the legal dispute that may arise between the Premier League, its clubs and its broadcasters if the season is not completed.
IP in a Pod: What impact has COVID-19 had on the world of IP?
Our team explore how COVID-19 has impacted IP.
Directors’ duties from beyond the corporate grave