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

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 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 has been formed by members of the Madrid, New York and Washington headquarters. Partner Luis Alonso, counsel Pablo Murcia and associate Juan Valcárcel in Madrid. Tax advice was provided by counsel Roberto Grau and regulatory advice by partner Jaime Almenar from Madrid.

From New York, partner Neil Barlow, associates Sam Clinton-Davis and Susan Trepekli. Advice was provided on tax matters by partner Paul Seraganian and associate Rick Thoben. Regulatory advice was provided by partner Timothy Cornell and associate Santiago Roca Arribas in Washington D.C.

Julia Gil