Corporate governance: the Football Association and the Rugby Football Union
In this series of blogs, our principal focus has been on professional sports clubs and their shareholders, directors and supporters. However, governance traditionally comes from the top. Given the roles of the Football Association (the “FA”) and the Rugby Football Union (the “RFU”) as quasi-regulators of their respective sports, one would expect their corporate governance arrangements to be in line with best practice. They are, however, subject to strong criticism.
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About the Author
Daniel is a corporate lawyer at Dentons and is a member of the firm's Sports group. Daniel has acted on the acquisition of major football clubs in the United Kingdom and advises on all aspects of corporate finance transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions (share and business sales), company/business ownership matters, joint ventures and investment funds.