TILEC Club Med: Giorgio Monti
Title: Sports Governance after the Opinions of Advocate General Rantos in Superleague and International Skating Union
Sporting associations that act as regulators and are also active in organizing sporting events are well-established in many sports. However, given that there is a risk that they might exploit their regulatory power to foreclose organizers of rival events, the question arises as to how far EU competition law affects the double role of sporting associations. The Opinions of Advocate General Rantos in these two cases indicate that the institutional design by which sporting associations are regulators and market actors is not in itself anticompetitive and restrictive effects of their regulatory activity must be demonstrated. This Club Med talk will present the two cases and assess the Opinions of the Advocate General and the possible impact that this might have for sporting associations.
Monti, G. (2023). Sports Governance after the Opinions of Advocate General Rantos in Superleague and International Skating Union. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4316259