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Sports law

Since 1990, "DUPONT-HISSEL" - a pioneer in this field - has developed a unique experience in international sports law, particularly in matters relating to European law.

European law

Jean-Louis DUPONT and Martin HISSEL are also regularly involved in European law and international commercial arbitration cases, outside the professional sports sector.

Whatever your profile, "DUPONT-HISSEL" is happy to assist you. Do not hesitate to contact us.

News and recent cases

The FIFA transfer system again in front of the CJEU

On 20 September 2022, the Mons Court of Appeal referred a question to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling on the legality of FIFA's current transfer system with regard to the free movement of workers and free competition. The question referred for a preliminary ruling is worded as follows: "Are Art...

"Football-Legal" publishes two articles on the future of football governance in the EU.

The first article is authored by Professor Wathelet, ex Judge and ex first Advocate General at the CJEU. Professor Wathelet looks at the sports program that the CJEU has to face in the coming months. The second article is by Professor Robby Houben (University of Antwerp), who questions the future...

Case Swift Hespérange v UEFA and FLF

"Dupont-Hissel represents the claimants in the action launched on 21 July 2022 by Swift Hespérange, "Leopard" (sponsor) and a supporter against UEFA and the Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Football (FLF), challenging the EU legality of various rules of these two federations.