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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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What the team is known for

Experienced in acting on behalf of lenders as well as sport governing bodies and clubs on finance transactions. Strong commercial offering complemented by expertise in contentious matters, particularly reputation management issues in the football industry. Also advises on contract structures for high-profile player acquisitions and transfer agreements. Noted for its capacity to advise on matters involving foreign sports leagues, particularly in Spain, Italy and South America. Additional strength advising on stadium construction and development work.

Work highlights

Advised Rights & Media Funding in relation to its role as the sole lender of EUR67 million to 11 LaLiga clubs.

Notable practitioners

Graham Shear handles a wide range of disputes arising in the sports sector, including regulatory and employment matters. He also has experience advising on sports finance and M&A transactions.
"He is an experienced litigator with specialist knowledge of the football industry."

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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Location

Governor’s House

5 Laurence Pountney Hill

London

Greater London

UK

EC4R 0HH

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Graham Shear
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