Summer transfer window 2021
Advised on domestic and international transfer of several footballers, the most recent ones being: Brahim Díaz extending his contract with AC Milan for two more seasons, defender Omar Richards with his transfer to FC Bayern Munich, Rodrigo Muniz’s transfer to Fulham FC, Sydney Van Hooijdonk to Bologna FC, MLS Philadelphia Union midfielder Jack de Vries loan to Venezia FC and Brandon Soppy transfer from Rennes to Udinese FC.
Assistance to Wasserman Group with football player transfer
Assisted the international talent agency Wasserman with the transfer of Chelsea FC striker Tammy Abraham to AS Roma. The deal is worth £34 million, including a £68 million buy-back clause for Chelsea which can only be triggered after the player has completed two seasons with Roma.
Coaches and managing directors transfers
Advised on transfers of coaches and managing directors, including: Maurizio Sarri and Massimo Rastelli as new head coaches for Lazio and Pordedone, respectively, as well as former Juventus FC managing director Fabio Paratici with his employment with Premier League team Tottenham Hotspurs FC.
Sports stars and brands
Advises sports personalities and brands in various jurisdictions. He has assisted, amongst others, Wojciech Szczesny, Ilkay Gündogan, Manolo Gabbiadini, Alexandre Pato, Fabio Borini, Mario Gómez, Pavel Nedved, Jürgen Klopp, Roberto Donadoni, Alberto Zaccheroni, Andrea Mandorlini and Roy Hodgson. He acts as global legal counsel to Novak Djokovic.
Advice to corporate clients
Amongst his corporate clients, Luca is counsel to Santa Margherita, one of the leading wine producers in Italy; Arena, a major Italian swimwear manufacturer; Gruppo Umana, leader in staff leasing services, Adidas and the Italian maison, Krizia.
Luca is regularly interviewed by sports newspapers and radio programs.
"Wine Calling: Strategies for investing in US wineries," Withers presentation for select Italian clients - January 27, 2022, co-presenter