Walker Morris Sports Group advises on third football club investment in five months

Law firm advises on sale of Bradford City Football Club

The Sports Group at Walker Morris has advised the owners of Bradford City Football Club on its sale to ER Sports Group GmbH, marking the third football club investment deal in five months that the law firm has advised on.

The German sports group has acquired the entire share capital from Julian Rhodes and Mark Lawn, who have been joint chairmen of the Club since 2007.

Julian Rhodes has been a driving force at Bradford City for 19 years and Chairman for 14 years, being joint chairman with Mark Lawn for 9 years and together they have been great custodians of the Club leading Bradford City to Wembley on two occasions and bringing pride to the City.

Julian Rhodes commented that
“I would like to thank the team at Walker Morris for guiding us through this process, which I trust will bring further investment in the Club that I have been so proud to have been involved with for the last 19 years.  During that time, the Walker Morris Sports Group has provided the Club with fantastic legal support and has become one of the leading sports law teams in the country.”

Earlier this year the Walker Morris Sports Group advised on the purchase of Bolton Wanderers FC and in December 2015 the team advised on the investment in Crystal Palace FC by US businessmen Josh Harris and David Blitzer.