Nigel Boardman set to Kop some flak

So here’s at least one reason for a gigantic international firm to keep the odd regional office open.

DLA Piper – the only global firm with an office in Liverpool, as far as we know – has scooped the mandate to advise Scouse FC on its talks with Dubai International Capital (DIC), which is being advised by some firm called Freshfields. See story.

Fittingly, lead partner Michael Prince is a fan of Liverpool FC “and of good football generally”, he tells us.

Last year DIC bought Madame Tussauds. Commenting on DIC’s latest deal, top Slaughters sports lawyer Nigel Boardman said: “As an Arsenal supporter I see the synergies between the dummies at Tussauds and Liverpool.”

Ouch. That’s terrace talk.