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Latham & Watkins Advises Fortress Investment Group on the Restructuring of Bordeaux FC

August 1, 2022
Cross-border team advises the global investment manager on the transaction.

Latham & Watkins has advised Fortress Investment Group, a leading, highly diversified global investment manager, and existing lender to Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux (Bordeaux FC), in connection with the restructuring of the Club’s indebtedness that consequently enabled it to move back up to Ligue 2 after having been administratively relegated to National (division 3).

Latham had previously advised Fortress Investment Group on the sale and refinancing of Bordeaux FC in 2021.

The Latham team was led by Paris restructuring partner Hervé Diogo Amengual and London finance partner Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya, with Paris restructuring associates Hugo Bodkin, Eeva Bernard, and Célia Jiquel. Advice was provided on corporate matters by Paris partners Jean-Luc Juhan and Charles-Antoine Guelluy; and on financing matters by Paris counsel Etienne Gentil with Paris associates Virginie Terzic and Florana Benabid, and London associate Zahra Haji.