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Clifford Chance advises on the formation and launch of the Soccer Champions Tour in the United States

17 May 2023

Clifford Chance advises on the formation and launch of the Soccer Champions Tour in the United States

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised on the launch of the Soccer Champions Tour, a new series of matches featuring six of the world's most prestigious football/soccer clubs to be played this summer across the United States. The matches, to take place in August and July, will feature Real Madrid and FC Barcelona from Spain, Juventus and AC Milan from Italy and Arsenal and Manchester United from England. The series is backed by global investment firm, Sixth Street.

The 2023 Soccer Champions Tour is the first time these six leading clubs will participate together in a US series. The eight fixtures will take place in host market stadiums in Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, and San Francisco.

The transatlantic Clifford Chance team advising on the formation and launch of this tour was led by partner Luis Alonso, Counsel Pablo Murcia and associate Juan Valcárcel in Madrid and by partner Neil Barlow and associates Sam Clinton-Davis and Susan Trepekli in New York. Advice was provided on tax matters by partner Paul Seraganian and associate Rick Thoben in New York and counsel Roberto Grau in Madrid. Regulatory advice was provided by partner Jaime Almenar from Madrid, and by partner Timothy Cornell and associate Santiago Roca Arribas in Washington D.C.