David Lloyd Leisure’s Acquisition of Virgin Active’s 16 UK health clubs


White & Case LLP has advised Virgin Active on the competition aspects of the sale of 16 UK health clubs to David Lloyd Leisure.

Virgin Active’s first club opened in 1999 and, since then, it has grown to become the leading international health club operator with over 1.4 million adult members, 14,000 employees and over 240 clubs spanning four continents and ten countries (South Africa, UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Namibia, Botswana, Thailand and Singapore).

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partner Marc Israel (Picture), supported by associate Aqeel Kadri.

Involved fees earner: Marc Israel – White & Case; Aqeel Kadri – White & Case;

Law Firms: White & Case;

Clients: Virgin Active;