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Hogan Lovells advises NX Football USA LLC in its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Necaxa Soccer Club

Hogan Lovells represented NX Football USA LLC in an investment for a 50% equity interest of Impulsora del Deportivo Necaxa, S.A. de C.V., the company that owns the Necaxa Soccer Club (“Club Necaxa”). The transaction was approved by the Mexican Football Federation on May 24, 2021. This is a landmark transaction that will likely open…
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Seattle Sounders FC Looking for Club Counsel

TITLE:  Club Counsel DEPARTMENT: Legal & External Affairs REPORTS TO:  General Counsel & External Affairs FLSA STATUS: Salaried, Exempt ROLE TYPE: Individual Contributor CLOSING DATE: Sunday, May 23, 2021 OUR CLUB When you join Sounders FC you join a soccer-loving, socially progressive, ambitious Club rooted in the best soccer city in America. Here we average nearly 40,000 fans per match, maxing…
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Hogan Lovells Advises Pulse Sports & Entertainment on Deal to Represent Everton Football Club in U.S. Expansion

Hogan Lovells advised Pulse Sports & Entertainment (PSE) in an agreement to represent the English Premier League Everton Football Club in its plans to grow strategic partnerships and further develop a presence in the Americas. The English Premier League club, founded in 1878, rolled out its new International strategy identifying North America as a key…
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Sports Lawyers Association Announces Virtual Conference – SLA 2.0: Innovation During a Time of Change

The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) has announced its 2021 conference as a fully virtual event that is scheduled for May 17-21. Here’s a glimpse of what attendees can expect: Pre-conference events, including Meet the Presidents: Past, Present, and Future and the annual Women in the SLA gathering Dynamic speaker lineups featuring some of the top…
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UK Law Firm Walker Morris Advises Begbies Traynor on the Sale of Wigan Athletic FC

Walker Morris’ Sports and Insolvency Teams have advised Paul Stanley, Dean Watson and Gerald Krasner of Begbies Traynor on the sale of Wigan Athletic FC and its assets to Phoenix 2021 Limited. Walker Morris were instructed by Begbies Traynor who were appointed as administrators of the Wigan AFC group of companies in July 2020. Over…
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LEAD1 Announces NIL Institutional Publication with Hackney Publications

The LEAD1 Association (“LEAD1”), which represents the athletics directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”), and Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, today announced the creation of a new publication to help athletic departments better navigate college sports name, image, and likeness (NIL) rule changes. The “LEAD1…
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NIL Technology Solution Provider Will Be the Presenting Sponsor for LEAD1 Association Meeting

Spry, the only company in the collegiate sports industry with a complete and market-ready Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) technology solution, will be the presenting sponsor at the LEAD1 Association’s Semi-Annual Meeting on April 14. LEAD1 represents the athletic directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision and is an influential resource for its…
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Hackney Publications Recognizes Sports Law Profession with ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

Hackney Publications announced today the launch of “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. The firms are listed alphabetically, an ode to the difficulty in actually ranking such…
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O’Melveny Advises Angel City Football Club in DoorDash Sponsorship

O’Melveny advised Angel City Football Club, the professional National Women’s Soccer League team in Los Angeles, in a sponsorship agreement with DoorDash, the global on-demand delivery technology company. The agreement was announced on February 18. DoorDash is now Angel City’s founding front-of-kit sponsor. The team’s kits—along with team colors, crest, and logoed-merchandise—will be revealed in…
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Greenberg Traurig’s Dana Hooper Procures New Balance Deal for Pro Soccer Player Rocky Rodríguez

Dana L. Hooper, a shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Phoenix office, negotiated and secured a multi-year contract extension with New Balance for professional soccer player Raquel “Rocky” Rodríguez. Rodríguez stars as a midfielder for the Portland Thorns in the National Women’s Soccer League and is one of the most decorated players in…
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