I have known Jamie for a number of years via his role with IMG, and, in particular, from negotiations between HSBC and IMG in relation to HSBC’s global golf sponsorship portfolio. He is a talented individual with a great understanding of the golf industry and sports sponsorship in general, and who also manages to combine his legal skills with an ability to see the bigger picture. I have always found Jamie to be both highly competent and pleasant to deal with and I am happy to recommend him
Having worked with Jamie for many years it is clear that he is an expert in his field and can seemlessly link the legal implications of a contract negotiation with the commercial realities of getting the deal done. Jamie's experience of negotiating on behalf of a rights owner with blue chip sponsors, partners and venues is second to none. He is also a thoroughly decent chap and fun to work alongside
I had the pleasure to work with Jamie closely on a number of confidential and complicated legal matters. Jamie always displays rational thinking and poise under pressure. He has a good understanding of the law and the backbone of the sports industry. Two critical qualities in the space he has become an expert in.
As a President for Volvo Event Management I have come across Jamie McDonald in many different business negotiations. We worked together with IMG with a couple of events on the European Tour. Jamie has a proven understanding regarding the business aspect in arranging agreements. He is also very professional with a personal twist. It´s not often that my own external lawyer express their high thoughts regarding our contractual partner’s lawyer – in this case they did!