Tony Downes is a special counsel in the Corporate Department and a member of the Private Equity Transactions and Mergers & Acquisitions Group.
Tony's practice includes public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures and other general corporate and commercial law matters. His practice focuses in particular on the betting and gaming, sports, media, technology and leisure sectors.
At his previous firm, Tony led the team awarded “Corporate Team Of The Year 2019” by Legal Business Magazine for work advising William Hill on its entry into an exclusive partnership with Eldorado Resorts for sports betting operations in the United States. Tony was also named as a “Rising Star for M&A and Private Equity” by IFLR1000 2020, with noted expertise in the betting and gaming sector.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Tony practiced at Slaughter and May, Ropes & Gray and Gibson Dunn in London, and with Blake Dawson Waldron in Australia.