Hammonds referees Man City takeover

Spot the similarities: a football club that managed the fewest amount of goals at home in history, came perilously close to relegation, sacked its manager and has since seen all of its star players depart; and a law firm that accrued millions of pounds in debt, saw its management removed in a bloodless coup and its star partners depart…

The football club is Manchester City. The law firm is Hammonds.

You can make up your own jokes, but last week Hammonds scored the instruction of the week when it advised the former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on his takeover of Manchester City. Not only will the firm get to advise on the acquisition, but the firm’s depleted sports team might get to work on the appointment of a new manager (if anyone wants the job) and the best part of a new team (if anyone wants to Get the latest news and an irreverent commentary delivered to your desktop every day by subscribing to Lawyer News Daily.

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