ASSER International Sports Law Series

EU Sports Law and Breakaway Leagues in Football

Authors: Pijetlovic, Katarina

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  • The first book on the issue of breakaway leagues and their treatment under the EU law
  • Contains a unique theory on convergence between internal market and competition provision in their application to sports industry
  • Valuable for EU sport lawyers as well as for non-EU sports lawyers both in academy and in practice
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Katarina Pijetlovic is the first author to address the issue of breakaway leagues in football and their treatment under EU law. In this book she guides the reader through EU sports law, the specificities of the sporting industry and the problems and power struggles in European football governance in the context of the breakaway threats by elite clubs.

In order to analyse the legality of UEFA clauses that restrict the formation of such breakaway structures, the author first provides a progressive interpretation of the applicable EU sports law and an in-depth analytical review of EU sports cases decided under internal market and competition provisions, including a novel perspective on the UEFA home-grown rule and the Bosman case. Thereafter, she sets out an original theory of convergence between TFEU provisions on competition and the internal market in the light of sporting exceptions.

Finally, in applying the legal principles thus outlined Katarina Pijetlovic explores the legality of the restrictive UEFA clauses and the case for the formation of alternative leagues in European football under EU sports law. A number of surprising outcomes emerge from this analytical process. Conversely, she also tests the largely neglected issue of the legality of forming a breakaway league by the European elite football clubs.

The systematic way in which the reader is guided through EU sports law and the legal issues under consideration makes the book accessible for EU lawyers as well as non-EU sports lawyers, on both an academic and a practitioner’s level.

 Katarina Pijetlovic holds licentiate and doctoral degrees in EU sports law from the University of Helsinki. 

The book appears in the ASSER International Sports Law Series, under the editorship of Dr. David McArdle, Prof. Ben Van Rompuy and Marco van der Harst LL.M.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-6265-048-0
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Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-6265-047-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
EU Sports Law and Breakaway Leagues in Football
Authors
Series Title
ASSER International Sports Law Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. Asser Press and the author
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-048-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-048-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-047-3
Series ISSN
1874-6926
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 333
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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