05 July 2022 - Article
International law firm Withers is representing footballer İlkay Gündoğan on his transfer to Manchester City FC. Midfielder Gündoğan is moving from German Budesliga club Borussia Dortmund, and also plays for the German national team.
Mr. Gündoğan will join Pep Guardiola, ex-manager of Bayern Munich, who will become head coach at Manchester City in July.
Luca Ferrari, Global head of Withers' Sports Group, comments: 'This is a very important career move for İlkay, and we are delighted to have been able to assist and guide him through it. We wish him well with the move, and look forward to seeing him making his mark in the Premier League.'
The team was led by Luca, working with employment associate Libby Payne, corporate associate Stella Riberti, intellectual property partner Kenny Mullen, tax partner Ceri Vokes and tax associate Robert Fidgen. The team advised on regulatory, employment, image rights and tax issues.
Over the several past months, Withers' Sports Group has advised on a number of high profile transfers, including Matteo Darmian's transfer to Manchester United FC, Jürgen Klopp's move to manage Liverpool FC, Andrea Pirlo's transfer to New York City FC and Beijing Guoan FC's engagement of Alberto Zaccheroni. Withers has also been involved in the recent high profile acquisition by Renault of the Lotus F1 Team.