Africa’s 100m record holder Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa legal firm, SNOLEGAL Sports & Entertainment Law firm has terminated their legal representation from the athlete.
Ina press statement, signed by Principal Counsel Sarah Ochwada, read that they felt it was necessary to release this statement in order to give clarity on the role we played for Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala.
“SNOLEGAL Sports & Entertainment Law provided him with Legal, Reputation Management, Intellectual Property Management, PR and Communications services up until 7th September, 2021 when we made a unilateral decision to cease representing him and we have not been involved in his decision-making since then,” read part of the statement.
It continued: “We commend our team for the tireless work they have done for Ferdinand which continues to bear fruit.”
“We are particularly proud of our efforts in correcting false or defamatory narratives in the media about Ferdinand’s past Anti-Doping Rule Violation, in the high-level lobbying which led to Ferdinand’s admission into the Olympics team, in setting up his initial communications and PR channels, in mediating and negotiating for fair and meaningful sponsorship opportunities, for brain-storming, creating and setting up his new corporate entity, and for structuring his Intellectual Property in his new brand which we hope will provide him and his family consistent and sustainable income beyond his athletic career.”
“Our firm understood our assignment, and carried it through with the honor and respect deserving of any of our great athletes. However, we also understand when it’s time to leave in order to allow our former client the space to grow and take charge of his own destiny.”
“We continue to celebrate Ferdinand’s progress and successes and will always take pride in the strides he makes for himself and for the larger Kenyan sprints community.”