Beverley is an Associate Partner and the Head of Sports,…
“Firstly, I would just like to say once again, thank you for this unique opportunity. It has been an honour to be OAL’s first virtual legal intern. It has been very rewarding and enlightening for me and has certainly confirmed the idea that I want to pursue a legal career in the Sports, Entertainment and Technology sectors.
In terms of feedback, I found the research element to the work did particularly challenging but it really pushed me to try and produce a great piece of work which I hope I did. Researching into private equity firms’ involvement in sport was fascinating and it has instilled in me a real deep interest in that topic.
I found when I sat in on the client meeting with Dolphin Aquatic very informative. I had never seen or heard how a solicitor-client meeting was conducted, so I learnt a lot from listening to Beverley and the guys.
Also I would recommend the work experience to any fellow British student as it provides a fantastic opportunity to network globally with a firm based in another country.
Finally, I was really encapsulated by the S.E.T Growth Capsule project. Once again researching into SAFE investments and topics to discuss with early-stage companies was illuminating. It highlighted the kind of issues and challenges that entrepreneurs and early-stage companies face. This part of the work experience along with the research into private equity in sport, has really heightened my knowledge in commercial situations, which was something I was seeking to improve upon prior to the week.
I hope this helps with anybody who decides to undertake the virtual work experience in the future.”
OAL Virtual Intern
OAL’s Associate Partner/Head – Sports, Entertainment and Technology Practice, Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a “Global Leader” and “Recommended Lawyer” in the Sports and Gaming category in the maiden edition of its Legal Sports and Gaming 2021 Market.
Beverley Agbakoba-Onyejianya has been recognized as a global thought leader in the sports field, as well as a highly recommended lawyer with experiences in resolving complex international issues. This is also based on her impact, experiences and contributions to the Sports and Gaming Sectors in Nigeria.