Our specialist sport law and corporate finance team recently acted for a purchase vehicle part owned by Francesco Becchetti, head of the Becchetti Energy Group, an Italian renewable energy and waste management firm, in the purchase of Leyton Orient Football Club (a well known East London Club) from Barry Hearn for an undisclosed amount.

The purchase was effected by the transfer of the 90% shareholding in the club held by Hearn's company Matchroom Sport Limited. This is yet another high-profile football club deal for the firm this year.