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“No arguable case”: Newcastle United defeats Travers’ kit injunction

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has refused to grant Sports Direct an injunction that would force Newcastle United Football Club to supply it with replica kit, following a hearing on Tuesday. Newcastle United, defended by Northridge partner James Eighteen, granted exclusive retail rights for its kit to competitor JD Sports from next season. However, Sports […]

Warsaw, Poland

Clifford Chance’s Warsaw office raided amid political row  

Clifford Chance’s Warsaw office has been caught up in a political row that has ended with the office being searched by the authorities, The Lawyer understands.  The search relates to Clifford Chance’s alleged role in supporting an individual prosecutor who took it upon herself to stop the old Polish government from changing the rules relating to the […]

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Gibson Dunn fails to have £800m class action against Apple dismissed

Apple has failed to have a nearly £800m class action brought against it thrown out, following a hearing before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) in January. The opt-out claim is brought by class representative Dr Sean Ennis on behalf of around 1,500 app developers in the UK. He has instructed Geradin Partners’ partners David Gallagher […]

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Commercial Court throws out bulk of $100m negligence claim against Clyde & Co

The Commercial Court has dismissed the lion’s share of a negligence claim brought against Clyde & Co, two XXIV Old Building barristers and offshore firm Harney Westwood & Riegels in a judgment handed down today. The claim, brought by Emirati businessman Riad Al Sadik in 2021, alleged that the three legal outfits failed to properly […]

The Lawyer Awards 2024: Shortlist revealed

The shortlist for The Lawyer Awards 2024 has been revealed, pitting firms, chambers and in-house teams against each other in the quest for victory. The awards take place on 18 June 2024 in London’s JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel. For more information, please visit our website or contact the team on awards@thelawyer.com. Awarding winners across […]

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