Some of Our Business Done

Below is a selection of projects and ventures, which illustrate AOB’s unique approach to Business Affairs and the value it has added over the years, beyond a more traditionally legal role – Extraordinary Ventures/AOBusiness As Usual:

Young Voices

Young Voices International: As legal and strategic advisor to the organisers of the Guinness Book of Records-accredited, largest children’s choir concerts in the world (featuring choruses of up to 8,000 children per night), AOB’s directors became co-founding directors and equity partners in Young Voices International. Young Voices has now staged concerts in the U.K.’s most…

“Just A Minute” on BBC TV

As a co-venturer with the rights-owning Messiter Estate and in an executive producer role, AOB negotiated and concluded a licence of the format “Just-a-Minute” with BBC Television. Ten episodes of the television version of the programme were made and broadcast daily on BBC2 – weekdays at 6 p.m. for a fortnight in April 2012 –…

Sony Music Executive Training

Over a period of two years, AOB director Dej Mahoney was engaged by his former employer to devise, structure and deliver a course for SonyBMG Music Europe: “Legal & Business Affairs for Non-Business Affairs Executives” – from the foundations of copyright law to the application of rights ownership in new ventures across the world of…

World Freerun Championships

Barclaycard World Freerun Championships Highlights Video Trafalgar Square, London This venture began through AOB’s business management of Urban Freeflow (UF), then the most well-established freerunning/parkour organisation worldwide. Work included procuring and negotiation of sponsorship deals, TV deals, event engagements, advertising engagements, endorsement deals, brand licensing, photography agreements, advice on licensing characters for games and trademark…

LVMH/Ozwald Boateng

Over a number of fashion seasons, AOB represented celebrated, Savile Row designer, Ozwald Boateng in his role as Creative Director of Givenchy Menswear, based in Paris. AOB negotiated (predominantly in French) with senior representatives of parent company LVMH, AOB updated the English translation of LVMH’s standard talent agreement and generally managed the business relationship with Givenchy. Boateng’s…

Boavista FC, Porto

AOB were engaged as exclusive brokers to the Club President of Boavista F.C. in his fundraising effort to refinance his club. Through its investment banking contacts, AOB sourced a high-net worth industrialist from Angola in the year of his country’s first-ever qualification for the Football World Cup, drawn in the same group as their former…