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The Sports Team at Brabners advise on Gerrard’s LA Move

The Sports Team at Brabners advise on Gerrard’s LA Move

Tuesday 3rd February 2015

The Sports team at law firm Brabners have again been busy in the January football transfer window.

The team was instructed on one of most high profile moves which was completed early in January with Steven Gerrard announcing he was leaving Liverpool FC to join Major League Soccer team LA Galaxy. Brabners advised Major League Soccer and LA Galaxy in relation to the deal which will see Gerrard move to LA Galaxy in July 2015. Leading on the deal, Partner Matthew Bennett said “our knowledge and expertise of international transfers and the Major League Soccer structure led to our instruction and enabled us to advise on all aspects of the deal.”

The team also advised Major League Soccer and Toronto FC in relation to the transfer of Jermain Defoe to Sunderland with Jozy Altidore moving in the opposite direction.

The team were also called upon in relation to a number of successful work permit appeals. They advised Leicester City in relation to the Croatian player, Andrej Kramaric, West Ham United on the appeal for the Canadian, Doneil Henry and Arsenal in relation to the Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Paulista, who joined from Villarreal in Spain.

In total, the team advised on over 25 deals for a number of clubs, including its long term clients Manchester United, Everton, Hull City, West Ham United, Aston Villa, Leicester City and Celtic. They also advised Darren Fletcher in relation to his move to West Bromwich Albion.

Away from player transfers, the team advised Newcastle United on the departure of its manager Alan Pardew who left to become manager at Crystal Palace.

The work in this January window follows the team picking up the “Best Professional Service Business Serving Football” at the national Football Business Awards in 2014 which underlines its standing as the leading legal advisors in the sport.

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Anne Griffiths, PR Manager
Brabners LLP
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Email anne.griffiths@brabners.com