The summer of 2022 is turning out to be the season of European football clubs pulling up their socks, with Big Law helping shepherd a string of multi-million-euro, private equity-backed deals to shore up the finances of troubled professional soccer teams in France, Spain and Italy.

The latest deal involves the restructuring of Bordeaux FC, a French Ligue 2 club that had been “administratively relegated,” or moved down for financial reasons, to National, or Division 3.