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The commercialisation of TV rights in Spain: a key decision from the Spanish Supreme Court (LaLiga v Mediaset)

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Friday, 07 February 2020 By Álvaro Gómez de la Vega

Last December, the Spanish Supreme Court passed a decision that has a major effect on the commercialization of TV sports rights in Spain. The decision was connected to a long-lasting dispute between LaLiga and Mediaset that dates back to 2015. This article examines the decision and its effects. Specifically, it looks at:

  • The parties and the background to the dispute
  • The legal concepts at play
  • Mediaset’s complaint to the National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC)
  • LaLiga’s appeal to the CNMC Commission
  • LaLiga’s appeal to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court’s decision

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Álvaro Gómez de la Vega

Álvaro Gómez de la Vega

Sports Legal Manager, RCD Espanyol de Barcelona S.A.D. 

Álvaro is an in-house lawyer at RCD Espanyol de Barcelona S.A.D and is responsible for all sporting legal matters relating to the men's, women's and youth teams. 

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