Watkins joins City as counsel

City Football Group hires Christopher Watkins from Allen & Overy



City Football Group has appointed Christopher Watkins as a legal counsel.


City Football Group majority owns Manchester City FC in the Premier League, New York City Football Club in the MLS and Melbourne City FC of the A-League.


Watkins joins from the law firm Allen & Overy where he was an associate in the leveraged finance team.


His addition to the City Football Group legal team follows that of Rachel Forbes, formerly a solicitor at Pinsent Masons and legal counsel at Ineco Group, who joined earlier this month.