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Ben Van Rompuy

Assistant Professor

Name
Dr. B. Van Rompuy
Telephone
+31 71 527 1344
E-mail
b.van.rompuy@law.leidenuniv.nl

Ben Van Rompuy is Assistant Professor of Competition Law at the Europa Institute of Leiden Law School.

More information about Ben Van Rompuy

He is also a Visiting Professor of competition policy and media regulation at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and associate senior researcher at iMinds-SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication) and the Institute for European Studies of the VUB.

His main research interests lie in the fields of European and comparative competition law and EU internal market law. His current work focuses on the treatment of justifications within and across different fields of European economic law (antitrust, mergers, State aid, free movement) and on public interest interventions of EU Member States within the context of merger control.

Ben has particular expertise in the application of European law and competition law in the media and sports sectors and in the regulation of gambling services within the internal market. He has published widely in these areas and regularly acts as an advisor and expert witness for media companies, sports associations, athletes, and public authorities.

Before joining the Europa Institute in August 2016, Ben was a senior researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague (2012-2016), where he headed the ASSER International Sports Law Centre. As a recipient of a Francqui Foundation Fellowship of the B.A.E.F., he started his postdoctoral career at the Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for International Economic Law (2011). During this time, he also served as a consultant in international antitrust for the US Federal Trade Commission. He previously was a visiting scholar at New York University (2009).

Ben holds a doctoral degree in law (2011) and masters' degrees in international and European Law (magna cum laude) and in communication sciences (summa cum laude) from the VUB. His Ph.D. thesis, published as “Economic Efficiency: The Sole Concern of Modern Antitrust Policy? Non-efficiency Considerations under Article 101 TFEU" (Kluwer Law International 2012), examined the role of public interest considerations (beyond competition policy) in EU antitrust law enforcement.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute and editor-in-chief of the Asser International Sports Law book series (Springer).

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Publiekrecht
  • Europees Recht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B 1.24

Contact

  • Van den Bogaert S.C.G, Van Rompuy B., Borger V., Aalbers M. & Weber T. (2017), Kroniek van het Europees materieel recht, Nederlands Juristenblad 35: 2624 - 2638.article in journal
  • Van Rompuy B. & van Maren O. (2016), EU control of State aid to professional sport: why now?. In: Duval A., Van Rompuy B. (Eds.) The Legacy of Bosman. Revisiting the relationship between EU law and sport. The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press. 153-185.book chapter
  • Paulussen C., Takács T., Lazic V. & Van Rompuy B. (Eds.) (2016), Fundamental Rights in International and European Law: Public and Private Law Perspectives. The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press.editorship of book
  • Duval A. & Van Rompuy B. (2016), Protecting athletes’ right to fair trial through EU competition law: the Pechstein case. In: Paulussen C., Takács T., Lazic V., Van Rompuy B. (Eds.) Fundamental Rights in International and European Law: Public and Private Law Perspectives. The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press. 245-278.book chapter
  • Van Rompuy B. (2016), Sports. In: Hancher L., Ottervanger O., Slot P.J. (Eds.) EU State Aids. London: Sweet & Maxwell. 781-795.book chapter
  • Duval A. & Van Rompuy B. (Eds.) (2016), The Legacy of Bosman. Revisiting the relationship between EU law and sport ASSER International Sports Law Series. The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press.editorship of book
  • Van Rompuy B. (2016), The role of the betting industry. In: Sweeney G. (Ed.) Transparency International Global Corruption Report: Sport. New York: Routledge.book chapter
  • Van Rompuy B. (2016), Verplichte sportarbitrage als uitbuitingsmisbruik: de Pechstein-zaak door de lens van artikel 102 VWEU, Markt & Mededinging (3): 124-131.article in journal: refereed
  • Van Rompuy B. (2015), Competition Law in Leisure Markets Member of editorial staff The Competition Law Review 11(1).editorship of journal
  • Van Rompuy B., Oxford Reports on International Law in EU Courts 2015.annotation
  • Van Rompuy B. (2015), Editorial: Competition Law in Leisure Markets, The Competition Law Review 11(1).article in journal
  • Van Rompuy B., Oxford Reports on International Law in EU Courts 2015.annotation
  • Margoni T. & Van Rompuy B. (2015), Opinion: UK Horserace Betting Right at odds with EU law?, European intellectual property review 37(8): 479-483.article in journal
  • Van Rompuy B. (2015), The role of EU competition law in tackling abuse of regulatory power by sports associations, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 22(2): 174-204.article in journal: refereed
  • Van Rompuy B., Oxford Reports on International Law in EU Courts 2015.annotation
  • Van Rompuy B. & Donders K. (2014), Competition law scrutiny of horizontal co-operation between broadcasters: is there a mismatch between theory and commercial reality?, Journal of Media Law 6(2): 269-286.article in journal: refereed
  • Van Rompuy B. (2014), Limitations on the sports betting offer to combat match fixing: experiences from Europe, Gaming Law Review and Economics 18(10): 989-993.article in journal
  • Anderson J., Duval A. & Van Rompuy B. (2014), Study on betting-related match fixing in the EU 28: risk assessment and management & conflicts of interest. Brussels: European Commission.report
  • Van Rompuy B. & Margoni B. (2014), Study on Sports Organisers' Rights in the European Union. Brussels: European Commission.report
  • Van Rompuy B. (2014), The impact of EU competition policy on the sale of sports media rights: trends and developments at the national level. In: Donders K., Pauwels C., Loisen J. (Eds.) Handbook on European Media Policy. London: Palgrave.book chapter
  • Ranaivoson H., De Vinck S. & Van Rompuy B. (2013), Analysis of the legal rules for exploitation windows and commercial practices in EU Member States. Brussels: European Commission.report
  • Van Rompuy B. (2013), Cunning as a Fox. Dutch competition authority clears long-term acquisition of Dutch football broadcasting rights, European Competition Law Review 34(4): 223-226.article in journal
  • Van Rompuy B. (2013), Hof van Justitie: WK en EK voetbal niet exclusief op betaalzenders (Case note UEFA v. Commission C-201/11 P, FIFA v. Commission C-204/11 P, and FIFA v. Commission C-205/11 P), Auteurs & Media (5): 472-476.article in journal
  • Van Rompuy B. & Donders K. (2013), The EBU’s Eurovision System Governing the Joint Buying of Sports Broadcasting Rights: Unfinished Competition Business, The Competition Law Review 9(1).article in journal: refereed
  • Van Rompuy B. (2013), The Foundations of European Competition Law Review of: Nazinni R. (2011) The Foundations of European Competition Law. The Objective and Principles of Article 102 TFEU, International Company and Commercial Law Review 23(1).book review
  • Donders K. & Van Rompuy B. (2012), Competition Law, Sports, and Public Service Broadcasting: The Legal Complexity and Political Sensitivity of Measuring Market Distortion and Public Value, Journal of Media Law 4(2): 213-228.article in journal: refereed
  • Van Rompuy B. (2012), Economic Efficiency: The Sole Concern of Modern Antitrust Policy? Non-efficiency considerations under Article 101 TFEU.. Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International.book
  • Van Rompuy B., e-Competition Bulletin 2011.annotation
  • Van Rompuy B., e-Competition Bulletin 2011.annotation
  • Van Rompuy B. (2011), The Impact of the Lisbon Treaty on EU Competition Law: A Review of Recent Case Law of the EU.”, CPI Antitrust Chronicle December 2011(1).article in journal
  • Van Rompuy B. (2010), Article 81 EC and Public Policy Review of: Townley C. (2009) Article 81 EC and Public Policy, European Competition Law Review 31(5).book review
  • Lefever K. & Van Rompuy B. (2009), Ensuring Access to Sports Content: 10 Years of EU Intervention. Time to Celebrate?, Journal of Media Law 1(2): 243-268.article in journal: refereed
  • Van Rompuy B. & Pauwels C. (2009), The recognition of the specificity of sport in the European Commission’s Article 81 EC decisional practice related to sports media rights. In: Parrish R., Gardiner S., Siekmann R. (Eds.) EU, Sport, Law and Policy: Regulation, Re-regulation and Representation. The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press.book chapter
  • Van Rompuy B. (2009), The standard of proof in EC merger control: what conclusions can be drawn from the Sony BMG saga?. In: Pauwels C., Kalimo H., Donders K., Van Rompuy B. (Eds.) Rethinking Media and Communications Policies. Brussels: VUB Press. 295-318.book chapter
  • Van Rompuy B. (2008), Case comment: Implications for the Standard of Proof in EC Merger Proceedings: Bertelsmann and Sony Corp of America v Impala (C-413/06), ECJ, European Competition Law Review 29(10): 608-612.article in journal
  • Pauwels C., De Vinck S. & Van Rompuy B. (2007), Lost in Liberalisation? Can State aid in the film sector stand the proof of EU and WTO liberalisation efforts?. In: Sarikakis K. (Ed.) Media and Cultural Policy in the European Union. Amsterdam: Rodopi.book chapter
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