Man Utd shareholder group calls in Weil Gotshal to fight takeover bid

The Lawyer can exclusively reveal that Manchester United’s shareholder group, Shareholders United, has taken on US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges to help it fight Malcolm Glazer’s takeover bid.

The US firm is advising on a pro bono basis. Lovells worked for free for Shareholders United on BSkyB’s failed takeover bid in 1998.

Glazer has lined up Allen & Overy while Freshfields is representing Manchester United.