SDI Retail Services Ltd v The Rangers Football Club Ltd

Contract – Construction. On the true construction of a retail agreement made between the parties, the defendant, the Rangers Football Club Ltd (Rangers) was free to do deals with third parties, and, if it wished to do so, it had to give the claimant, SDI Retail Services Ltd (Sports Direct) a right to match any third party offers. The Commercial Court ruled that Rangers was in breach of the retail agreement by entering into an agreement with a third party (Elite) and by failing to offer Sports Direct the opportunity to exercise its matching right in respect of Elite's offer. Accordingly, the court granted Sports Direct injunctive relief in the terms specified in the judgment.

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