Why the International Skating Union was found in breach of EU competition law

Published 17 January 2018 By: Alex Haffner

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In one of its final decisions before the 2017/18 Christmas break, the European Commission (Commission) announced1 its finding that the International Skating Union (ISU)’s eligibility rules2 breached EU competition law. It has given ISU 90 days to put an end to those rules.

This blog briefly reviews the decision and its wider implications for sports governing bodies.


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Alex Haffner

Alex Haffner

Alex is a Partner in the Commercial, Sports and IP Team at Fladgate LLP, specialising in the sports, technology and media sectors.

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