The Spanish Competition Authority opens an investigation against a national football federation for abuse of dominant position (RFEF)

The sale and use of audio-visual football rights in Spain has always been in the spotlight due to frequent controversies between the Spanish Football Federation (“RFEF”), the national professional football league (“LaLiga”) and the football clubs. At a national level, LaLiga organises the first and the second division professional leagues, while the RFEF is in charge of the organisation of the National Cup and the Spanish Super Cup championships, and also of the non-professional football categories such as the second division “B” and the third division. In 2015, the Spanish Government issued the Royal Decree-Law 5/2015 of 30 April on urgent

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Candela Sotés Macaya, Patricia Linan Hernandez, The Spanish Competition Authority opens an investigation against a national football federation for abuse of dominant position (RFEF), 10 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 98870

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