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Sports Direct bid to appeal UK CAT ruling on Newcastle injunction decided this week

By Simon Zekaria
  • 15 May 2024 16:40
  • 15 May 2024 16:40
Sports Direct will learn on Friday whether it has been successful in its renewed bid to appeal a specialized competition court's refusal of an injunction against Newcastle United Football Club following a lawsuit over the selling of replica kits. 
The retailer wants to force Newcastle — a club playing in the

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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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