Alara Efsun Yazıcıoğlu

Infinitum Legal Services (Istanbul)
Legal Advisor

Alara completed her LL.B. at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She obtained her Master of Laws (Economic Law) and her Certificate of Transnational Law at the same University. During her studies, Alara worked for the compliance department of Fortis Intertrust (Geneva) for two years. She then worked as a research and teaching assistant of tax law at the University of Geneva for three years. In the meanwhile, she obtained an LL.M. degree in Sports Law & Practice from Leicester De Monfort Law School, United Kingdom. She continued her professional career as a legal advisor at Oberson Avocats (Geneva). In 2014, she co-founded Infinitum Legal Services (, a legal consulting company in EU law, International Tax law and sports law. She is currently writing her PhD thesis in tax and sports law (Taxation of International Sports Events) and completing her LL.B. (Turkish Law) at the University of Galatasaray, Istanbul. She speaks fluently Turkish (mother tongue), French, English, Italian and German.

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Alara Efsun Yazıcıoğlu, Ljupcho Grozdanovski The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rules out prevailing of copyright and bases its analysis exclusively on competition law (Morris Communications / PGA Tour)


Over the last years, the relationship between sports and media has evolved in an unprecedented manner. Broadcasting packages now consist of many different rights such as highlights packages, mobile phone rights and Internet packages. Due to this significant enlargement in commercial sports (...)

Alara Efsun Yazıcıoğlu, Ljupcho Grozdanovski The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit devotes prevailing application of labor law in labor practices that restrain competition in sports (National Basketball Association / L Williams)


The NBA v. Williams case (45 F.3d 684 (2d Cir. 1995), by the US court of Appeals is one of the rare cases in which the lawfulness of the practice of ‘multiemployer bargaining’, traditionally governed by labor law, challenged fundamental competition law principles, stemming from the Sherman Act (...)

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