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Sydney, Australia: National sporting organisation, the Australian Sporting Alliance for People with Disability (ASAPD), has today announced its strategic partnership in Australia with the world’s largest global law firm, Dentons.

The initiative will see Dentons represent ASAPD and its eight-member National Sporting Organisations for People with Disability (NSODs) on legal requirements across governance, intellectual property, risk management, integrity and conduct issues and more.

Legal issues for ASAPD are wide and varied and CEO, Dr Phil Hamdorf, is confident the partnership will help protect and grow the Alliance and its members.

“Dentons has significant expertise to navigate the legal challenges that confront disability sports organisations” Dr Hamdorf said.

“Partners Campbell Hudson and Caroline Snow have a strong track record of working with disability service providers, not-for-profit organisations and charities, enabling them to bring a rich and holistic approach to our collective legal and commercial needs, and we’re looking forward to their counsel” he said.

Mr Hudson was equally pleased with the partnership adding, “ASAPD is the perfect alignment for Dentons; with our sector experience and the Alliance’s growth trajectory, we are committed to providing value to the ASAPD entity and its members” he said.

The member organisations of ASAPD include Blind Sports Australia, Deaf Sports Australia, Disabled Wintersport Australia, Disability Sports Australia, Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia, Special Olympics Australia, Sport Inclusion Australia, Transplant Australia.

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