Maverick Advocaten on competition law and sports: fair play also applies to sports associations

Unfair competition in sports. It appears in various forms. Reckless tackles and theatrical dives or the use of doping are well-known examples. Unfair competition may also occur if sports associations, sponsors or sportsmen breach the competition rules.

Marlies Koppenol and Martijn van de Hel have written an article on this subject for the magazine Mededingingsrecht in de Praktijk (Dutch). The article concludes that sports associations and sponsors should guard against unnecessarily restricting the commercial activities of sportsmen and sporting clubs.

Read the entire article here (Dutch only) and an earlier blog on the subject.

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