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Latham & Watkins Advises Fortress Investment Group on Sale and Refinancing of Bordeaux FC

July 27, 2021
Cross-border team represents global investment manager in financing for French professional football club.

Latham & Watkins advised Fortress Investment Group, as existing lender, in relation to the sale and refinancing of Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux (Bordeaux FC). Gérard Lopez is the new owner of Bordeaux FC, following confirmation by the Commercial Court of Bordeaux. Fortress Investment Group is a leading, highly diversified global investment manager.

The Latham team was led by Paris restructuring partner Hervé Diogo Amengual and London finance partner Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya, with London partner Adrian Chiodo, Paris counsel Etienne Gentil, associates Rob Davidson, Siobhan Kennedy, Zahra Haji, Virginie Terzic, Eeva Bernard, and Celia Jiquel, and paralegal Camille Bulle. Advice on corporate matters was provided by Paris partners Charles-Antoine Guelluy and Jean-Luc Juhan, with associates Rim Benzakour and Antoine Dufrane; and on tax matters by Paris partner Olivia Rauch-Ravisé.