Clifford Chance announced its partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation.
Following a highly competitive bid process, on 15 January 2020, IGF announced that the Invictus Games 2022 will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany. The German bid team comprised a collaboration between the German Federal Ministry of Defence, the City of Düsseldorf and the City of Düsseldorf’s wholly owned events company, D.LIVE. The Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2022 was announced by the Foundation with a video from its Patron, HRH Prince followed by a press conference held at the German Embassy in London.
The Invictus Games is an international adaptive multi-sport event, created by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in nine sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and indoor rowing.
Jennifer Mbaluto (Picture – Partner, TMT) led the team advising IGF on the bid process. Leigh Smith (Senior Associate, IP) and Sean Wood (Associate, IP), led on drafting and negotiating the agreements with the FMoD and D.LIVE to host the Invictus Games. Clifford Chance’s Düsseldorf and Frankfurt offices also provided assistance in relation to local law IP and public procurement matters.
Law Firms: Clifford Chance;
Clients: Invictus Games Foundation;