Case Report

UTB LLC v Sheffield United Limited & Others [2019] EWHC 2322 (Ch)

Date: 16/09/2019

Fancourt J has today handed down judgment in the major Business & Property Courts case – UTB LLC -v- Sheffield United Limited & Others [2019] EWHC 2322 (Ch) – concerning the ownership of Sheffield United Football Club, which concluded in a 6-week trial in May and June of this year.

The judgment contains invaluable reading for commercial and sports practitioners including on the following issues: implied terms in commercial contracts, good faith in sophisticated joint venture contracts, unlawful means conspiracy, and unfair prejudice petitions. For any practitioners dealing with long-term or complex contracts involving direct personal relationships between major figures, the judgment provides an overview of the essential authorities, as well as detailed reasoning of their practical application.

For a copy of the judgment, please click here.

For a press release prepared by Luka containing further information about the case and judgment, please click here.