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UK Premier League denied extension to respond to planned NUFC antitrust lawsuit

By Simon Zekaria
  • 04 Nov 2020 07:51
  • 04 Nov 2020 07:51
The Premier League’s bid for an extension to respond to a planned antitrust legal action over a failed multimillion-pound takeover of Newcastle United Football Club has been rejected by the consortium of fans that threatening to bring the UK lawsuit.

The move today by Newcastle Consortium Supporters amplifies the legal jeopardy for the

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Simon Zekaria

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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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