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  1. October 6, 2011

    Corporate law: lawyers in the limelight

    The minutiae of takeovers or regulatory frameworks are hardly subjects that usually capture the public’s imagination, but...

  2. August 29, 2011

    Broughton signals return to the field

    Sir Martin Broughton is considering raising capital through a special fund in a move that could signal his return to the...

  1. April 8, 2011

    Liverpool not alone in brand expansion

    One of the things that attracted LeBron James to Liverpool was a video of fans singing You’ll Never Walk Alone  Fans of...

  2. February 17, 2011

    Reds’ former owners win partial court victory

    The former owners of Liverpool Football Club can pursue multimillion-pound damage claims over the club’s sale but not in the...

  3. February 9, 2011

    Reds’ former owners back in court

    Making a stand: George Gillett (left) and Tom Hicks say terms of the RBS ‘anti-suit’ injunction are too wide    The former...

  4. December 4, 2010

    Merseyside memories

    It was a night of nostalgia for Lord Heseltine on his return to Merseyside at a dinner celebrating 160 years of the...

  5. November 5, 2010

    Wage bill shock for Liverpool’s new owner

    New England Sports Ventures, Liverpool ’s new owners, say they were taken aback at the size of the club’s wage bill and want...

  6. October 15, 2010

    Timeline: Liverpool FC ownership battle

    George Gillett (left) and Tom Hicks A timeline of the takeover of Liverpool FC from the arrival of Tom Hicks and George...

  7. October 15, 2010

    NESV completes Liverpool deal

    New England Sports Ventures, owners of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, finally completed the acquisition of Liverpool...

  8. FT Alphaville

    October 14, 2010

    Liverpool blocks shot from Texas court

    The legal battle over Liverpool football club intensified on Thursday when a High Court judge in London granted Royal Bank...

  9. October 14, 2010

    Judge blocks Liverpool owners’ Texas lawsuit

    George Gillett (left) and Tom Hicks at Anfield this year The legal battle over Liverpool Football Club is likely to reach...

  10. FT Alphaville

    October 14, 2010

    Texas court issues stay on Liverpool deal

    The US owners of Liverpool mounted an audacious 11th-hour attempt to derail the club’s £300m sale to New England Sports...

  11. October 14, 2010

    Hicks plays Texas Hold ‘Em with Anfield board

    Having failed in their attempts to get UK law to see their point of view, Tom Hicks and George Gillett on Wednesday night...

  12. October 14, 2010

    Texas court issues stay on Liverpool deal

    Martin Broughton’s delight at the High Court’s approval of Liverpool’s sale was short-lived as a Texan court later granted...

  13. FT Alphaville

    October 13, 2010

    Liverpool ruling paves way for sale of club

    A High Court judge dealt a potentially fatal blow to attempts by Liverpool FC’s US owners to halt the club’s £300m sale to...

  14. October 13, 2010

    Liverpool ruling paves way for sale

    A High Court judge has dealt a potentially fatal blow to attempts by Liverpool FC’s US owners to halt the club’s £300m sale...

  15. October 12, 2010

    Liverpool hostilities come to a head

    The open warfare tearing apart the board of Liverpool Football Club was laid bare in London’s High Court on Tuesday as it...

  16. October 12, 2010

    Highly charged day in court for Liverpool

    The wrangles over the future of Liverpool Football Club will reach a crucial moment on Wednesday when a judge rules on...

  17. FT Alphaville

    October 12, 2010

    Liverpool battle set for High Court

    The owners of Liverpool Football Club will face their bankers in London’s High Court on Tuesday in the first stage of a...

  18. October 11, 2010

    The winning tactic of cultural continuity

    Assuming that Liverpool Football Club is sold to John Henry and his team from New England Sports Ventures, and that current...

  19. October 11, 2010

    Liverpool battle set for High Court

    Liverpool Football Club will face their bankers in London’s High Court on Tuesday in the first stage of a legal battle over...

  20. October 10, 2010

    Contest for Liverpool FC kicks off

    George Gillett (left) and Tom Hicks have had a troubled 44-month ownership of Liverpool Football Club There are few...

  21. October 8, 2010

    Penalty fear over Liverpool fight

    The owners of the Boston Red Sox, who are being lined up to take over Liverpool, were given a clean bill of health by the...

  22. FT Alphaville

    October 7, 2010

    Soccer club's sale to Red Sox owner faces battle

    Two of the world’s largest sports franchises will come under joint ownership if the Boston Red Sox wins a legal battle to...

  23. FT Alphaville

    October 7, 2010

    Liverpool sale to Red Sox owner faces battle

    Two of the world’s largest sports franchises will come under joint ownership if the Boston Red Sox wins a legal battle to...

  24. October 7, 2010

    Robert Tilliss, not Diamond

    In spite of suggestions that Bob Diamond – big Boston Red Sox fan, head of Barclays Capital (which is advising Liverpool...

  25. October 6, 2010

    Liverpool tries to find way out of twilight zone

    It’s extra time at Anfield and both sides have fielded their lawyers as substitutes. The boardroom brawl at Liverpool FC is...

  26. October 6, 2010

    Chairman on the offensive in Liverpool clash

    Tom Hicks and George Gillett, the owners of Liverpool Football Club, acted in “flagrant breach” of agreements with the club...

  27. October 6, 2010

    Liverpool sale to Red Sox owner faces battle

    Two of the world’s largest sports franchises will come under joint ownership if the Boston Red Sox wins a legal battle to...

  28. FT Alphaville

    October 6, 2010

    Red Sox owner pitches for Liverpool FC

    A boardroom battle erupted at Liverpool FC on Tuesday after the club announced that plans for directors to discuss two...

  29. October 5, 2010

    Baseball franchise pitches for Liverpool FC

    Open warfare broke out at Liverpool FC after the club announced that plans for directors to discuss two “excellent” offers...

  30. September 22, 2010

    Lenders may grant Liverpool more time

    Liverpool’s bank lenders may be willing to extend their loans to the club but only for a short period to allow time for it...

  31. FT Alphaville

    September 21, 2010

    Something rotten in British football

    A speech by Paul Marshall, the co-founder of Marshall Wace, (and Manchester United fan) to the Liberal Democrat autumn party...

  32. FT Alphaville

    September 21, 2010

    Blackstone unit quits Liverpool FC talks

    The credit unit of US buyout group Blackstone, which was seen as a possible leader of a £280m ($436m) refinancing of...

  33. September 17, 2010

    Hicks in bid to keep Liverpool FC

    The credit arm of Blackstone, the US private equity company, is being lined up by Liverpool FC co-owner Tom Hicks as a key...

  34. August 20, 2010

    Chinese tycoon ends bid to buy Liverpool FC

    The fraught sale of Liverpool football club took a new twist on Friday night after the Chinese sports entrepreneur behind a...

  35. August 10, 2010

    Sahara halts Liverpool FC bid over debt concerns

    Sahara India Pariwar, an Indian conglomerate that sponsors the national cricket team, has pulled out from the race to...

  36. August 8, 2010

    Credible bids for Liverpool likely by weekend

    Liverpool’s Fernando Torres in action at Anfield The chairman of Liverpool Football Club, Martin Broughton, expects to...

  37. August 7, 2010

    Trophy status wanes as Liverpool’s owners walk alone

    Football matches do not tend to go into extra time before they even kick off. But as the Premier League prepares for the...

  38. August 6, 2010

    Glory seekers head to Anfield from the east

    An Indian conglomerate controlled by a billionaire industrialist has become the latest investor to register an interest in...

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