Tony Downes

Tony Downes is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Private Equity Transactions and Mergers & Acquisitions Group. 

Tony Downes’ practice includes public and private M&A and investments, private equity transactions, joint ventures and other complex cross-border corporate and commercial matters. He has extensive experience working across the betting and gaming, sports, media, technology and hospitality sectors for private equity sponsors, private businesses and listed public companies.

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.