Proud legal advisers & supporters to Glasgow 2014
It was a summer that will never be forgotten. The sun shone, Scotland sparkled and the crowds spurred on athletes from all corners of the Commonwealth to new heights.
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have been hailed as the greatest ever, a remarkable celebration of sport and culture that had the entire Commonwealth entranced for 11 days of competition.
It's fair to say that when most people are reminiscing about the event, lawyers won't feature prominently in their memories (let's be honest, they won't feature at all).
However at Harper Macleod, as Legal Advisers to the Games and the event's very first sponsor, we'll remember them as one of the most important and exciting appointments in the firm's history.
The legal bit
For our part, every single element of the preparation and execution of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games had a legal aspect to it. Some of these are obvious – anti-doping for athletes and commercial contracts for the wide range of services and suppliers needed to stage the Games. Others, well, how often do you need to deal with the intellectual property rights of a giant, walking thistle?
Advising Glasgow 2014 put us at the heart of a once-in-a-generation opportunity and the experience, which will benefit every one of our clients both now and in the future.
The role allowed us to showcase our ability to deliver long-term, large scale, multi-stakeholder projects working hand-in-hand with our clients.
We firmly believe that greatness begins behind the scenes, and that was our motto during the delivery of the Games. But greatness doesn't stop at the finish line. No sooner were the Games over than we had moved on to our next challenges and opportunities, but we'll always carry our Glasgow 2014 experience with us.
Hopefully, you'll also get some idea of how much fun we had behind the scenes!
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