White & Case (Geneva)

Jasper Wauters

White & Case (Geneva)

Jasper M. Wauters is a litigator who leads the Geneva office’s international trade and regulatory practice at White & Case. Jasper frequently represents sovereign and private clients in international dispute settlement proceedings, including in international arbitration and State-to-State WTO disputes. He builds on more than twenty years of professional experience in international dispute settlement, both in private practice and as a member of the WTO Secretariat, in which capacity he served as a Legal Affairs Officer advising dispute settlement panels on the resolution of legal claims in over a dozen of international disputes. Jasper also advises leading industry players in a broad range of business sectors on regulatory matters in relation to consumer goods, including technical standards, product safety and labelling. He counsels clients on all issues related to environmental compliance including before the European Court of Justice and provides guidance on the regulatory and enforcement frameworks for emerging technologies and novel products. Sports-related clients have benefited from Jasper’s advice navigating internal regulations of international sports federations based in Switzerland and on matters related to EU law. Jasper’s sports law practice includes advising a major international sports federation on setting up an internal dispute resolution mechanism and counselling clients on broadcasting rights and potential liabilities resulting from domestic advertising regulations. Jasper was recently appointed as an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirming his "recognized competence with regard to sports law." Jasper previously practiced as a lawyer in a major Brussels-based law firm, where he advised clients conducting business in the European Union on matters relating to European competition law, EU public and regulatory law and intellectual property law. Jasper’s expertise is recognized through his listing as a "Leading Individual" in Legal 500, and as a Band 1 practitioner in Chambers Global 2020. In addition, Who’s Who Legal made Mr. Wauters their "most highly regarded individual" of the Geneva trade bar stating also that Jasper Wauters is known as a "fierce litigator" with one prominent peer stating, "He is at the top of his game ; I have only experienced and heard excellent things about him."

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719 Bulletin

James Killick, Jasper Wauters, Nina Frie The EU Court of Justice AG Rantos issues two opinions arguing that two international sports associations may impose pre-authorisation requirements on third party events without violating EU competition law (ESLC / UEFA / FIFA)


In two separate non-binding opinions in Super League and International Skating Union issued on 15 December 2022, Advocate General Rantos concluded that sports federations can – under certain circumstances – impose pre-authorisation requirements on third party events without violating EU (...)

Alexandra Rogers, Tilman Kuhn, Jasper Wauters, Mathis Rust The EU General Court delivers ruling on the application of competition law to sports authorization rules and upholds the role of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (International Skating Union)


The General Court of the European Union (the "General Court") has confirmed this week that the eligibility rules of the International Skating Union ("ISU"), which penalized athletes participating in competitions not authorized by the ISU, infringe EU competition law. While the EU General Court (...)

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