Ben Van Rompuy

Den Haag, Asser Institute, Institute for European Studies, Georgetown University
Senior researcher

Prof. Dr. Ben Van Rompuy is a senior researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut (The Hague) and Guest Professor of Competition policy and media regulation at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) (part-time). At the VUB, he is affiliated to iMinds-SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication) and the Institute for European Studies. His research focuses primarily on the application of EU (competition) law in the sports and media sectors. His major work is “Economic Efficiency: The Sole Concern of Modern Antitrust Policy? Non-efficiency considerations under Article 101 TFEU” (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2012). Ben has combined his academic work with education and consultancy activities in different geographical locations. From 2006 to 2010, he worked as a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for European Studies of the VUB. He held visiting positions at Georgetown University Law Center (Institute of International Economic Law) and New York University. He also served as a consultant in international antitrust for the US Federal Trade Commission.



497 Bulletin

Ben Van Rompuy The EU Court of Justice holds that Italy failed to comply with the Commission’s State aid decision addressing the issue of the status of protocol on internal market and competition (Commission / Italy)


“Thanks Nicolas Sarkozy, but no thanks.” CJEU rules on status of Protocol on Internal Market and Competition* When the EU leaders agreed on the final version of the Lisbon Treaty, one particular amendment caused turmoil in the European competition law community. The Lisbon Treaty repealed the (...)

Ben Van Rompuy The EU Court of Justice rejects the argument that the prohibition on the import, sale and use of foreign decoding devices was necessary to ensure compliance with the UK blackout rule (Football Association Premier League)


Premier League fans in Europe worse off after Murphy judgment* When the European Court of Justice (CJ) delivered its judgment in joined cases FA Premier League v QC Leisure and others (C-403/08) and Karen Murphy v Media Protection Services (C-429/08) (Murphy), it was deemed a radical (...)

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