The English High Court rejects competition claim in horseracing media rights case

On 8 August 2008, the English High Court rejected a claim brought by a number of leading UK bookmakers that agreements concluded by a group of UK racecourses relating to the collective negotiation and licensing of media rights to horse-racing events infringed Article 81 EC and the Chapter I prohibition of the UK Competition Act. The case arose out of an agreement between 31 UK racecourses to create a new joint venture for the distribution of media rights to the horse-racing events held at their

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Richard Burton, The English High Court rejects competition claim in horseracing media rights case, 8 August 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin August 2008, Art. N° 44696

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