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Could Chelsea be run by a charity?

Keystone Law partners Robert Meakin and Jamie Horner on Russian owner's 'vague and puzzling' statement

It was announced that Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich would be passing stewardship and care of the Football Club to the Trustees of Chelsea FC’s charitable Foundation – a move that has drawn an enquiry from the Charity Commission for clarification. On the eve of a Carabao Cup final in which Chelsea faced Liverpool, it was a vague and puzzling statement and one which had not been seen at the Premiership level in the past. Whilst it has now been announced that Mr. Abramovich has put the Club up for sale, it begs the question, was the proposal a plausible one which would have seen a multimillion-pound, commercially run football club be run by a charity?

To read the full article by Keystone Law partners Robert Meakin (pictured, left) and Jamie Horner (pictured, right), click here

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