By Nick Flitterman

Portland on the state of Italian football

The BBC once again sought the input of Portland’s Head of Stadia Financing, Harry Philp as it ran a piece of the state of Italian football this week.

Covering topics from TV revenues, to football stadia, sponsors and match day ticket prices, Harry shares the benefit of his 10 years experience of working with Italian football clubs. The full article can be found by clicking here.

To discuss this further, Harry can be contacted at harry.philp@portlandadvisers.com or +44 20 7183 8392

By Nick Flitterman

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. win their challenge on the Olympic Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (“Tottenham”) successfully won their Judicial Review challenging the financial support being provided by the London Borough of Newham (“LBoN”) to West Ham United F.C. (“West Ham”) in their attempt to secure tenancy of the new Olympic Stadium post the games in 2012. Tottenham successfully argued that the financial support being provided by LBoN was not commercially attainable and was significantly favouring West Ham in its bid to secure the stadium. Following the Judicial Review, LBoN withdrew its financial support for West Ham and the Olympic Park Legacy Committee announced that it would reopen the tender process for the rights to the future tenancy of the stadium

Portland Advisers prepared the Expert Witness statement on behalf of Tottenham which was key element of the Tottenham case.

For further information, contact harry.philp@portlandadvisers.com