Quentin Silvestre

CEFIC (Brussel)
Senior Legal Advisor

Quentin Silvestre is a Senior Legal Advisor in Competition Law for CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council) since September 2021. He was previously a Senior Associate at ALTIUS in Brussels between 2013 and 2021. Quentin also holds a Master’s degree in law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, a special degree in European and International law and a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.


1237 Bulletin

Carmen Verdonck, Hanne Baeyens, Nina Methens, Quentin Silvestre Sports and competition law: An overview of EU and national case law


In 1974 the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) concluded in its famous Walrave and Koch case that sport is subject to EU law as far as it constitutes an economic activity. In the Meca-Medina case of 2006 the Court confirmed that sporting regulations that have economic effects could be analysed under competition law. However, even though the European Commission has also on several occasions explicitly stated that competition law does apply to the sports sector, the enforcement of competition rules in antitrust cases in the sports industry was not the focus of the European Commission’s competition law enforcement at the start of this millennium.

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