Linklaters advise on Sheffield Wednesday takeover

Linklaters has advised Mr Dejphon Chansiri on his acquisition of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, from Milan Mandaric. Mr Chansiri is a distinguished businessman in Thailand whose family control the Thai Union Frozen Group, the world’s largest producer of tuna as well as one of the biggest worldwide general seafood producers.  

Linklaters advised on the financing aspect of the acquisition.  

During the period of negotiations that have taken place between the two parties recently, Mr Chansiri has made funds available to assist the club in bringing in two recent loan signings from Chelsea and Manchester United. The deal is still subject to ratification by the Football League and during that process Mr Chansiri and his team will become involved in the operation of the club to ensure a smooth handover upon completion. 

The Linklaters team was led by Bangkok based partner Pichitpon Eammongkolchai.