Rangers and Sports Direct strike new deal

The long-running battle between Glasgow Rangers and Sports Direct ended yesterday. The much criticised merchandising arrangements, which prompted a supporter boycott which saw Ibrox Park empty of replica shirts on match days have been replaced with a substantially different structure which will be much more beneficial to Rangers. It is hoped that this will end the boycott and return sales to their former levels. As part of the overall deal, all the outstanding pieces of litigation between the parties have been brought to an end.

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William McCormick QC and Ali Sinai, instructed by Ryan Mowatt at Kingsley Napley LLP represented Rangers and its officers in the various aspects of the overall litigation including claims in the Chancery Division for breach of confidentiality, for contempt of Court ([2016] EWHC 85 (Ch)), a derivative claim under the Companies Act 2006 ([2017] EWHC 737 (Ch)) and a claim for breach of contract, a claim in the Commercial Court for declarations and an appeal in the Court of Appeal for which permission was granted by Lewison LJ.