Patrick Cannon, Consultant, Corporate
As head of the firm's sports group, I act for clients in the world of motor racing, football, rugby, golf, tennis, cricket and horseracing, advising on the commercial and funding aspects of their business. In particular I advise on the structuring and financing of stadia, racetrack and arena developments.
In the football sector, I have recently been involved in the takeovers of Glasgow Rangers FC, Portsmouth FC and Southampton FC. In motorsport, I have been involved in major takeovers and/or developments or proposed developments at Silverstone, Donington Park and Clypse Moar in the Isle of Man.
In relation to real estate expertise, I have advised many asset backed businesses including owners and operators of data centres, student accommodation, serviced offices, serviced apartments, self storage, care centres and hotels.
In relation to corporate finance, I have advised listed and unlisted companies on all aspects of corporate transactions including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, reorganisations, investment and AIM flotations.
I am on the development board of the international sports related charity Right To Play.
In my spare time I play golf and I am also a keen London Irish RFC supporter.