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Newcastle United’s antitrust claim must be struck out or halted, Premier League tells UK judge

By Simon Zekaria
  • 29 Sep 2021 12:53
  • 29 Sep 2021 12:53
The operators of the UK’s top-flight football league told a UK judge today that an antitrust claim from one of its clubs, Newcastle United, over the collapse of its sale to Saudi investors must be struck out or halted until parallel arbitration proceedings on the matter are over. 

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Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent

Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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