Bruce Buck

Bruce Buck

Bruce M. Buck is a founding managing partner of the London office of U.S. law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (J.D., Columbia University 1970; B.A., Colgate University 1967). He is also Chairman of Chelsea Football Club. His practice areas are European Union/international competition, European mergers & acquisitions, project finance and capital markets work, and privatizations.


Bruce Buck has been practicing law in Europe since 1983. He left New York for England in 1983 for a “standard tour of duty” of two or three years with his previous law firm White & Case. Five years later he was headhunted by M&A specialists Skadden Arps to develop the firm's European practice from scratch. He has stayed on ever since.

As the partner in charge of Skadden's European offices, his work includes a broad range of transactions in the capital markets area. Buck represents both European and non-European clients in a full range of cross border financing transactions, generally in connection with equity offerings or high-yield and other debt financings. Reputedly 'the driest wit in law', according to the industry magazine "The Lawyer", Buck is a veritable trove of quotable quotes:

I am supposed to be in charge of all Skadden, Arps' European offices. But you know how it is: no-one listens to me in the office, no-one listens to me at home. It's slightly different now I have the Chelsea connection: they all want tickets.

Buck’s involvement with Chelsea began through his position as European head of the American law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Skadden Arps specialises in mergers, acquisitions and capital market transactions, and Buck had personally done legal work on a number of acquisitions for the Russian company Siberian Oil (Sibneft), through which he came to advise Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Abramovich was formerly the majority shareholder in Sibneft.

A sports fan all his life, it didn’t take long for him to be captivated by English football. As an acquisitions veteran, however, the £140 million acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of the London Stock Exchange-listed company Chelsea Village plc is his first experience of taking over a football club.

Buck has been a Chelsea fan since the late 1980s, and a season ticket holder since the early 1990s. He is the only shareholder in Chelsea apart from Roman Abramovich; he owns one share and Abramovich owns eighty-four million. He keeps a fairly low profile, letting chief executive Peter Kenyon be the public face of the off-pitch side of the club. Many see him as a "puppet chairman" as Abramovich enjoys a much greater input into the team.

Buck is married with three sons, Graham, Brandon, and Rory, all of whom are Chelsea fans.

External links

* [ Bruce Buck's biography on Skadden, Arps's web site]
* [http:// "An American Blueprint for success" from "Telegraph" newspaper online] January 28, 2006

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bruce Buck — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bruce Buck mirando un partido del Chelsea disputándose en Stamford Bridge. Bruce M. Buck es el fundador, socio y gerente de las oficinas de firma de abogados de Estados Unidos en Londres Skadden, ARPS, Slate, Meagher …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bruce Buck — Bruce Buck, 2008 Bruce M. Buck, né en 1946, est un avocat américain. Il est président du Chelsea Football Club et le co fondateur du cabinet d avocats Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher Flom. Ses domaines de pratique sont les fusions et acquisitions… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bruce Buck — Bruce M. Buck ist ein US amerikanischer Unternehmer und Vorstandsvorsitzender des FC Chelsea. Allgemeines Buck ist geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der amerikanischen Anwaltskanzlei Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher Flom LLP. Der Amerikaner ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Buck — bezeichnet: Buck, im amerikanischen Englisch einen Slang Ausdruck für Dollar Buck, in südafrikanischem Englisch einen Slang Ausdruck für Südafrikanischer Rand Buck Converter in der Elektronik ein österreichisches süddeutsches Adelsgeschlecht,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bruce Davidson (equestrian) — Bruce Oram Davidson (born December 31, 1949 in Rome, New York) is an American equestrian who competes in the sport of eventing.Advanced Horses: * Plain Sailing * Irish Cap * Golden Griffin * Might Tango * JJ Babu * Beacon Charm * Dr. Peaches *… …   Wikipedia

  • Buck — may refer to any of the following: *Bucking by a horse, when the animal raises his hind end and kicks out with both hind legs. *The male of various species of animal, including: **some species of deer mdash; see also blackbuck, Buckskin (leather) …   Wikipedia

  • Buck Jones — est un acteur américain né le 12 décembre 1891 à Vincennes (Indiana) et décédé le 30 novembre 1942. Il a principalement tourné des westerns. Sa carrière a commencé en 1913 dans un court métrage …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bruce Davidson (Reiter) — Bruce Davidson senior mit Cruise Lion, CCI 4* Lexington 2009 Bruce Oram Davidson (* 31. Dezember 1949 in Rome, New York) ist ein US amerikanischer Pferdezüchter und Vielseitigkeitsreiter. Mit zwei Oly …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bruce Morrison — Bruce Andrew Morrison (* 8. Oktober 1944 in New York City) ist ein US amerikanischer Politiker. Zwischen 1983 und 1991 vertrat er den dritten Wahlbezirk des Bundesstaates Connecticut im US Repräsentantenhaus. Werdegang Bruce Morrison besuchte die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Buck's Club — is a gentlemen s club in London, located at 18 Clifford Street, established in June 1919 . P. G. Wodehouse mentions it in some stories and modelled his Drones Club mostly after Buck s. It is probably best known for the Buck s Fizz cocktail,… …   Wikipedia