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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.

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News and recent cases

The State of Football Governance - Advocate General Szpunar Paves the Way for a Critical Assessment of the Status Quo

By Robby Houben (University of Antwerp) & Siniša Petrović (University of Zagreb).

See, on "Asser International Sports Law Blog": https://www.asser.nl/sportslaw/blog

UEFA and Belgian Federation rules on "home-grown players" violate EU law according to the First Advocate General of the CJEU

In case C-680/21, in which "Dupont-Hissel" represents Lior Refaelov and Royal Antwerp FC, on 9 March 2023, Mr Szpunar, the First Advocate General of the CJEU, delivered his conclusions.

The High Commercial Court of Madrid reinstates the provisional measures for the benefit of the European Super League and against UEFA-FIFA

In its decision, the Madrid court stresses that the "values of sport" (which the international football federations claim to be guaranteed by Article 165 TFEU) are in no way such as to justify their absolute monopoly and that the pseudo-European model of sport is not a binding or uniform norm.