- Starts at: 16:00h
- Fee: Free
- Venue: Online
- Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
A recording of this event is available on YouTube. Please click here to watch.
On Wednesday 20 January 2021 from 16.00-17.30 CET, the Asser International Sports Law Centre, in collaboration with Dr Marjolaine Viret, organised a Zoom In webinar on the recent judgment of the General Court in the case International Skating Union (ISU) v European Commission, delivered on 16 December 2016. The Court ruled on an appeal against the first-ever antitrust prohibition decision on sporting rules adopted by the European Commission. More specifically, the case concerned the ISU’s eligibility rules, which were prohibiting speed skaters from competing in non-recognised events and threatened them with lifelong bans if they did (for more details on the origin of the case see this blog). The ruling of the General Court, which endorsed the majority of the European Commission’s findings, could have transformative implications for the structure of sports governance in the EU (and beyond).
We had the pleasure to welcome three renowned experts in EU competition law and sport to analyse with us the wider consequences of this judgment.
- Dr. Ben Van Rompuy (Leiden University & representative of the complainants before the EC)
- Dr. Katarina Pijetlovic (Manchester Metropolitan University)
- Prof. Stephen Weatherill (Oxford University)
Zoom In webinar series
In December 2020, The Asser International Sports Law Centre in collaboration with Dr Marjolaine Viret launched a new series of zoom webinars on transnational sports law: Zoom In. You can watch the video recording of our first discussion on the arbitral award delivered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the Blake Leeper v. International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) case on the Asser Institute’s Youtube Channel. Click here to learn more about the Zoom In webinar series.