Armstrong Teasdale - Sports
Zane Shihab – Partner
I am a partner and head of UK Sport at Armstrong Teasdale. We act for a large number of major events including Wimbledon tennis, London Marathon, RideLondon and UEFA. Our experienced team is at the forefront of the development of sports law and has led ground-breaking work involving complex litigation on issues such as competition and ticketing, in addition to all aspects of sport, intellectual property and commercial law.
I head our corporate practice in London and am dual-qualified (UK/US), having worked for US law firms in London for most of my career. Our core practice is middle-market mergers and acquisitions, acting for buyers, sellers and management teams. We have a robust team of lawyers in London who practice primarily on M&A matters, and we regularly work closely across business practices such as with Zane and the sports team, and our capital markets and restructuring teams.
Our London corporate group also works closely with our US colleagues. We closed a major UK acquisition this year for one of our firm’s oldest US clients, and we are acting for several US clients in their investments into the UK and Europe, and vice versa. We are well positioned for cross-border transactions.