Specialist music and entertainment law firm Bray & Krais are delighted to announce the arrival of sports Partner Udo Onwere and corporate Associate Alexander Cole.
Udo joins the firm from Farrer & Co, and Alexander joins from Slaughter & May.
Prior to becoming a qualified solicitor, Udo Onwere was a professional footballer, having played for clubs including Fulham Football Club. Building on his established sporting background, Udo advises high-profile sports individuals, particularly professional footballers, across a range of sports and private client legal issues including all aspects of tax and estate planning, wills, trusts, Court of Protection matters and powers of attorney as well as on contractual negotiations with agents and clubs. Udo advises a number of clients with their own businesses, focusing on the creation of family trusts, lifetime settlements and succession planning.
Alexander Cole advises on commercial and corporate matters across a range of industries, and has particular expertise across the music and tech sectors. Building on his experience as a corporate/ M&A solicitor, Alex specialises in share sales, asset sales, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements and general corporate advisory work. Alex combines this knowledge of corporate law with a keen interest in the music and tech industries, strengthening his advice on commercial matters in both areas.
Udo commented: “I am delighted to be joining Bray & Krais, and I am excited at the opportunity to be working with the team to further grow the firm’s sports practice.”
Partner Mark Krais said: “The arrival of Udo and Alex will strengthen both the firm’s core practice areas, as well as our growing sports department. Udo’s leading reputation and Alex’s specialist expertise will be great assets to the firm.”
Partner Richard Bray said: “Udo and Alex’s arrival are key to strengthening the firm’s service offerings. They are highly commercial, experienced specialists in their fields, and their skills will be maximised here at Bray & Krais as part of our fast growing team.”