City Football Group’s acquisition of Atletico Torque

Guyer & Regules, Juárez Veciana Abogados and González Mullin, Kasprzky & Asociados have advised on the deal

City Football Group Ltd. owns and operates football related clubs and businesses. Its clubs include Manchester City FC, New York City FC, Melbourne City FC, and Yokohama F. Marinos.

Club Atlético Torque, which was founded in 2007, plays in the Second Division of the Uruguayan league system and has had two top six finishes in the past two seasons. This on-field progress, together with recently developed training and playing facilities, provides positive foundations upon which the organisation can build and grow.

The Club will be led by Uruguayan General Manager Luis Bruno, an experienced business leader and football executive, who held a board position at leading Uruguayan First Division Club Nacional de Football for seven years.

The acquisition marks City’s intention to invest in Uruguayan football, not only in terms of infrastructure at the club, but also in coaching, executive leadership, youth academy and the senior playing squad.

The investment, which has been fully ratified by the Uruguayan Football Association, sees City further strengthen its ties to Uruguay following existing successes in talent identification and recruitment, most notably in the case of Melbourne City FC’s star player Bruno Fornaroli, record holding goal scorer and A-league golden boot winner for 2015-16 season.

Guyer & Regules has advised City Football Group with John Stuart Leaman (Picture), Marcos A. Payssé and Alfredo Frigerio.

Juárez Veciana Abogados has advised City Football Group with Ángel Juárez, Berta Romero, Barnola, María Ángeles Carmona and Cristina Fuster.

González Mullin, Kasprzky & Asociados has advised the sellers (Aquino Family) with Horacio González Mullin.

Involved fees earner: Horacio González Mullin – González Mullin, Kasprzky & Asociados; Ángel Juárez – Juárez Veciana Abogados; Berta Romero – Juárez Veciana Abogados; Ana Barnola – Juárez Veciana Abogados; María Ángeles Carmona – Juárez Veciana Abogados; Cristina Fuster – Juárez Veciana Abogados; John Stuart Leaman – Guyer & Regules; Marcos Payssé – Guyer & Regules; Alfredo Frigerio – Guyer & Regules;

Law Firms: González Mullin, Kasprzky & Asociados; Juárez Veciana Abogados; Guyer & Regules;

Clients: City Football Group Ltd.; Aquino Family;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.