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First contested application to transfer proceedings from the CAT to the High Court

23 Dec 2020 By Will Perry

Sportradar AG and Another v Football DataCo Limited and Others [2020] CAT 25 (judgment available here).

Ronit Kreisberger QC, Alistair Lindsay and Ciar McAndrew are instructed by Sportradar.
Kassie Smith QC and Thomas Sebastian are instructed by Football DataCo.

In a judgment handed down on 2 December 2020, the President (Roth J) of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (‘CAT’) refused an application to transfer proceedings from the CAT to the High Court. This is the first time the CAT has been asked to consider a contested application to transfer a competition law claim out of the CAT.

Background to proceedings

The Claimants (‘Sportradar’) supply sports data and sports betting services to bookmakers, including live football match data. This data is used by bookmakers to offer ‘in-play’ betting (e.g. bets on who will score the next goal or win the next penalty). Sportradar competes with the Second and Third Defendants (‘Genius’) in this market.

Please click here to read the case note.

The comments made in this case note are wholly personal and do not reflect the views of any other members of Monckton Chambers, its tenants or clients.