Millennium Stadium Experience Joint Venture: A Busy Year

Rhodri Lewis, Head of Legal Affairs, Welsh Rugby Union Group, UK
Gerallt Jones, Head of Corporate and Banking, Hugh James, UK

The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, opened in 1999, was recently voted the best rugby stadium in the world. Its city centre location and fully retractable roof (the first in the United Kingdom) have ensured that it is a 74,500 capacity ‘must play, must see’ venue. At the time of writing, the Millennium Stadium is hosting matches in the 2015 Rugby World Cup – the third time that the Rugby World Cup has been hosted in Cardiff, the stadium being the venue for the 1999 Rugby World Cup final. But it is not only rugby that is played there. The Millennium Stadium has hosted FA Cup Finals, football matches in the 2012 Olympics and other international football matches, motor sport and a number of high profile concerts from the likes of Madonna, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Oasis, Take That, Paul McCartney and U2.

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Rhodri Lewis


Rhodri Lewis joined the WRU Group in August 2010 as the Head of Legal Affairs and is responsible for all legal matters in relation to both the WRU and Millennium Stadium. Rhodri trained at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and qua

Gerallt Jones


Gerallt Jones is a Partner and Head of the Corporate and Banking Division at Hugh James. Since joining Hugh James in 2005, Gerallt has led the transformation of the corporate department into a leading market player, advising clients including the Welsh Go

Hugh James


Hugh James is a long-established Top 100 firm of around 600 people, including 44 partners. The firm offers its clients – who range from owner-managed businesses and private individuals to multinational corporations, financial institutions, public bodies a

Welsh Rugby Union Group


The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) is the governing body of rugby union in Wales. The WRU is responsible for the running of Welsh rugby, including 320 member clubs, the Welsh national teams and National Leagues and Cups. The Welsh Rugby Union has a major role in

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