CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS - EUROPEAN UNION - SPORTS REGULATIONS - RESTRICTION OF COMPETITION BY OBJECT - PERIODIC PENALTY PAYMENTS

Restriction by objet: The General Court of the European Union essentially confirms the decision of the European Commission sanctioning a sports association for implementing rules sanctioning participation in competitions not authorised by it (International Skating Union)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Competition law and professional sport have long since ceased to be strangers to each other. Among a now abundant literature, we recall here the article by Professor Laurence Idot as early as 1999 (L. Idot, Sport et concurrence, Rev. conc. consom. 1999, n° 111, p. 6) or the study devoted to the particular case of football published in this review in 2012 by Professor Jean-Christophe Roda (J.-C. Roda, Sport et droit de la concurrence : L'exemple du football professionnel, Concurrences 3-2012, p. 71-77). The Tribunal had already had to rule on the apprehension by competition law of rules applying to sports competitions, and in particular anti-doping

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Michel Debroux, Restriction by objet: The General Court of the European Union essentially confirms the decision of the European Commission sanctioning a sports association for implementing rules sanctioning participation in competitions not authorised by it (International Skating Union), 16 December 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 99113, pp. 119-120

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