Guide to In-house Lawyers in Football

Updated: May 20

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This is a guide to the in-house lawyers at football clubs and governing bodies around the world.


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ENGLISH AND WELSH CLUBS


Arsenal

Svenja Geissmar, general counsel


Aston Villa

David Taylor, in-house counsel


Blackburn Rovers

Jonathan Halliday, general counsel


Brighton & Hove Albion

Charlotte Harvey, assistant general counsel

Lloyd Thomas, general counsel


Chelsea Daniel Hope, legal counsel

Edwina Haddon, legal counsel

Rob Hamblin, head of legal

Isabella Hislop, legal counsel


Crystal Palace David Nichol, general counsel Everton Jo-Anne McCartan-Cripps, legal advisor

David Blair, legal advisor Fulham

Rebecca Todd, legal counsel


Leicester City

Matthew Phillips, general counsel

Matthew Fincham, legal counsel


Lincoln City

Richard Parnell, general counsel


Liverpool

Jonathan Bamber, general counsel

Victoria Davidson, senior associate legal


Manchester City

Bethan Power, managing legal counsel


Manchester United

Patrick Stewart, general counsel

Martin Mosley, associate general counsel


Newcastle United

André van Zyl Gow, deputy general counsel (interim)


Southampton

Tim Greenwell, chief legal & risk officer

Holly Charlwood, legal counsel

Rebecca Todd, legal counsel

Zoe O'Sullivan, head of legal


Sunderland

Rebecca Todd, legal counsel


Tottenham Hotspur

Katie Reed


Watford

George Pennington, head of legal


West Bromwich Albion

Barnaby Ellis, senior legal counsel



SCOTTISH CLUBS


Aberdeen

Laura McCallum, general counsel


Celtic

Chris Duffy, company solicitor

Michael Nicholson, director of legal


Rangers

James Blair, group counsel



US CLUBS


New York City Football Club

Jennifer Pogorelec O'Sullivan, chief legal officer


Los Angeles FC

Logan Kutcher, senior counsel



GERMAN CLUBS


VfL Wolfsburg

Ansgar Faßbender, legal counsel



BELGIAN CLUBS


RSC Anderlecht

Pieter Braeckman, legal officer



MALAYSIAN CLUBS


Kuala Lumpur City FC

Vincent Lim, head of legal



GOVERNING BODIES


The Football Association

Ben Jacklin, senior legal counsel


The Premier League

John Wedgwood, head of legal commercial and compliance


UEFA

Poonam Majithia, legal counsel


Major League Soccer

Michael Rosen, senior legal counsel


Royal Belgian Football Association

Julien Beyens, legal counsel



OTHER FOOTBALL ORGANISATIONS


City Football Group

Thomas Edwards, legal counsel; Christopher Watkins, legal counsel; Rachel Forbes, legal counsel