Voir la traduction en français The Future of Sport Governance in Europe


The Future of Sport Governance in Europe

“The future of sport governance in Europe - The Times: They are A-Changin’” conference organised by Concurrences with A22, Compass Lexecon and Clifford Chance took place in Brussels on January 13th, 2023.

 Photos: See below
 Video: Available for Concurrences+ subscribers (see below)
 Audio: Available for Concurrences+ subscribers (to be published below soon)
 Synthesis: Available for Concurrences+ subscribers (see above)
 Transcript: Available for Concurrences+ subscribers (see above)
 Concurrences Related Articles (Click Read More below and see page’s bottom)

Check the Upcoming Events section for the next events.


Opening Keynote

Melchior Wathelet

Since the 1970s, the EU Court of Justice has ruled that sport is subject to European competition law and fundamental freedom of movement of persons and service insofar as sport constitutes an economic activity. However, sport has some specificities that lead to the question of a possible diluted application of competition law and fundamental freedoms.

Key takeaways:

4 pending cases ISU, ESL, Refaelov and Diarra raise 3 issues:

  • Can a sport federation be a regulator of a sport and organiser of competition, and so block or restrict access to the competition organisation market?
  • Do the forced arbitration clauses in favour of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) undermine the autonomy and the effectiveness of European law? The latter being established in Switzerland, it has no obligation to apply European competition law, and if it does, no obligation to apply it correctly.
  • Can the federations’ rules constitute a breach of EU labour market regulation?

L'accès à cet article est réservé aux abonnés

Déjà abonné ? Identifiez-vous

L’accès à cet article est réservé aux abonnés.

Lire gratuitement un article

Vous pouvez lire cet article gratuitement en vous inscrivant.