Altius (Brussels)

Quentin Silvestre

Altius (Brussels)
Associate - Commercial and Competition

Quentin Silvestre is a senior associate at ALTIUS, Brussels. His practice focuses on all areas of EU and Belgian competition law, including all aspects of (exclusive, selective or other) distribution systems, horizontal cooperation, abuse(s) of dominance, and State aid. He has litigation experience before national and European courts and authorities. He advises clients in various economic sector, including sports, media, telecom and FMCG. Quentin 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.

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Articles

709 Bulletin

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

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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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