The Italian Competition Authority fines three undertakings that have rigged tenders for the national football league for the award of international broadcasting rights (MP Silva / IMG / B4 Capital)

By Decision of April 24, 2019, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has ascertained that three undertakings had rigged tenders for the Italian Football League (IFL) for the award of international broadcasting rights from 2008/2009 to 2016/2017. This finding, theoretically, could lead to huge claims for damages by the IFL to the benefit of the affiliated teams, taking advantage of the simplifications introduced by the EU Antitrust Damages Directive (2014/104/UE). The findings of the AGCM. In July 2017, based on documentation provided by the Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office, the AGCM started an investigation into the awarding of audiovisual rights for the foreign broadcasting of football matches (“International Broadcasting Rights“) held by the IFL for Serie A and B, as well as for

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Claudia Rivieccio, Enzo Marasà, The Italian Competition Authority fines three undertakings that have rigged tenders for the national football league for the award of international broadcasting rights (MP Silva / IMG / B4 Capital), 24 April 2019, e-Competitions April 2019, Art. N° 100108

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