Asser Sports Law Lunch & Learn: The Murphy Case

26 - 26 September 2012
  • Starts at: 11:30h
  • Fee: 25 Student 15
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: Asser International Sports Law Centre
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
  • Email:

The marketing and exploitation of sports broadcasting rights in the post-Murphy era: legal and commercial challenges.

In October 2011, the European Court of Justice delivered its highly anticipated judgment in the FA Premier League v. QC Leisure and Karen Murphy v. Media Protection Services cases. The court ruled that rights holders cannot stop consumers from seeking better deals for TV sports subscriptions by importing decoding devices from foreign broadcasters. At the time, the judgment was deemed a game-changer for the way media rights are sold in the EU.

So far the Premier League and other major sports rights holders are sticking to the old recipe of licensing sports media rights on an exclusive territorial basis. The tactics used, however, are creating new tensions with the EU competition rules, free movement rules, and copyright law.
During this Lunch & Learn, we update you on the most recent developments and discuss the expected longer term implications for rights holders, broadcasters, and ultimately, the sports fan.
Speaker: Dr. Ben Van Rompuy, Asser International Sports Law Centre
Location: T.M.C. Asser Instituut. R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, The Hague

Time: 11.30—13.30
Fee: regular € 25 / student € 15 - Lunch included

Registration: Please send an e-mail with your name and organisational affiliation to , subject line “ Lunch & Learn Murphy Case”

The Lunch & Learn is accredited with 1 PO NOVA (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten) point

This lunch & Learn is part of the Asser International Sports Law Educational Series, for more information please 
click here.