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Latham & Watkins Advises Sixth Street in Creation of Soccer Champions Tour

May 12, 2023
Cross-border Entertainment, Sports & Media team advises portfolio company built to bring epic soccer matchups to local fans around the world.

Soccer Champions Tour has announced the launch and schedule for a new series of games featuring six of the world’s most iconic soccer clubs to be played this summer in major markets across the United States. Spain’s Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, Italy’s Juventus and AC Milan, and England’s Arsenal and Manchester United will compete in eight matches between Saturday, July 22, and Wednesday, August 2, 2023.

Latham & Watkins LLP advised Sixth Street in the creation of the portfolio company and negotiations surrounding the tour with an Entertainment, Sports & Media team led by New York partner Frank Saviano, London partner Patrick Mitchell, and London counsel Rachael Astin, with associates Alastair Mackichan, Adam Rosenthal, and Katie Henshall. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Bay Area partner Katharine Moir, with Bay Area associate Greg Conyers and London associate Sam Duncan; on IP/data matters by London partner Christian McDermott and Orange County counsel Allison Blanco, with London associate Lorenzo Meusburger; and on antitrust matters by London associate Daniel Baker.