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Ben Van Rompuy participates in ABA seminar “Sports and Antitrust: Breaking the Ice”

On 19 November 2018, the American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Antitrust Law organized a teleconference “Sports and Antitrust: Breaking the Ice”.

Dr. Ben Van Rompuy, Assistant Professor of Competition Law at the Europa Institute, participated as a panelist in the seminar, which was moderated by Bryan Bloom (Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office). Together with Paul Johnson (Of Counsel, Baker McKenzie) and Victoria Newbold (senior associate Herbert Smith Freehills), he discussed the latest developments in EU competition law enforcement in the sports sector.

His interventions particularly focused on the European Commission’s decision finding that the International Skating Union’s Eligibility Rules are in breach of the European antitrust rules and its wider implications for sports governing bodies. Ben Van Rompuy represented the complainants, former Dutch speed skaters Mark Tuitert and Niels Kerstholt, in the proceedings before the European Commission.

An audio recording of the seminar is available to Section members on the website of the ABA.

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