Investing in sport

The Giro d’Italia attracts international audiences, while from 2021 the best male tennis players compete at the year-end ATP finals in Turin. And the Italian Grand Prix, home to Ferrari, is a national event, with locals donning red and lining the home straight to celebrate the finish. But it is football that has the most passionate local following and perhaps the most opportunity. Several Serie A clubs were seeking international investment in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, with Roma and Parma both attracting foreign buyers.

How we can help

Withers advises many high-profile sportspeople and can ensure the immigration, tax and wealth planning aspects of a move to Italy are as smooth as possible. We also act for individual investors with a passion for sport, supporting acquisitions of clubs or stakes in sports properties.

A little known fact

Italian sports fans are known as the Tifosi, literally ‘those infected by typhus’, a reference to their feverish celebrations.