Hogan Lovells advises on NWSL club takeover

Michele Kang has taken controlling interest in Washington Spirit


Hogan Lovells advised Michele Kang on her acquisition of a controlling interest in National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club Washington Spirit.


The club is the 2021 NWSL Champion and will play its regular-season home opener on 1 May at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.


A Washington Spirit statement said the deal made Kang the “first minority woman to hold a majority stake in a National Women’s Soccer League franchise”.


The Hogan Lovells team advising Kang included partners Tom Connally (pictured, left) and Michael Kuh (pictured, right), counsel Steve Argeris, senior associate Michael Rogers and associate Hamza Rashid.