The hopes that the proposed takeover of Newcastle United by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium will happen have potentially been boosted as details have been revealed as to how Nick De Marco QC helped Sheffield Wednesday win their own legal case.
As per The Chronicle, a 41-page document details how, in both his oral and written submissions, the lawyer made certain points about the case involving the Owls originally being deducted 12 points in the EFL Championship.
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De Marco was instrumental in getting their points deduction reduced to just six, giving SWFC a much bigger chance of staying in the division come the end of the 2020/21 term.
What does this mean for the Newcastle takeover?
De Marco may be one of the lawyers to represent Mike Ashley in a potential court case versus the Premier League should the legal dispute between the English top flight and the St. James’ Park faithful over the failed £300m deal have to be settled in front of a judge.
Given his influence in the case for Wednesday, as well as his high reputation in the world of sports law, members of the Toon Army could well take some encouragement from the way that he represented the Owls in a court situation to get the result that he, and the club, wanted.
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