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Comment: Antitrust’s clash with sports governance to get its EU court reckoning

By Lewis Crofts and Nicholas Hirst
  • 07 Jul 2022 13:11
  • 07 Jul 2022 13:11
Nothing less than the future of European sport is at stake next week at a two-day court hearing, starting Monday, about the power to run leagues and ban rival tournaments.

The normally tranquil EU Court of Justice will host lawyers for UEFA, FIFA and the breakaway European Super League, as wel

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Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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