Ticket resale: Belgian state and UEFA taken to court


TICOMBO, a digital platform for securing the resale of tickets for cultural and sporting events, and consumers are suing the Belgian State and asking the Brussels Court of First Instance to refer questions to the CJEU for a preliminary ruling on the legality, under EU law, of the Belgian law of 30 July 2013 prohibiting services such as those offered to consumers by TICOMBO.

At the same time, TICOMBO lodged a complaint with the European Commission against UEFA in order to denounce the illegality, under EU competition law, of UEFA's self-proclaimed monopoly on the ticket resale market, particularly in view of Euro 2024. This monopoly and the unreasonable restrictions of UEFA's resale site are directly detrimental to the interests of consumers. Most organisers of major sporting events behave in a similar way.

DUPONT-HISSEL is assisting TICOMBO in these various proceedings.

For further information, https://www.rtbf.be/article/l-uefa-et-l-etat-belge-attaques-en-justice-dans-le-cadre-de-pratiques-anticoncurrentielles-a-propos-de-la-revente-de-billets-pour-evenements-11383450

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