5 must-watch competition law cases - Case 4: Suspected foul play in UEFA Champions league bid 07 May 19

Competition law applies horizontally in all sectors, in addition to sector-specific regulation. The rise of the digital economy is challenging traditional competition law approaches.

Cullen International’s Competition Law service combines unbiased alerts and reports with a structured database of more than 350 English language summaries of national and EU antitrust and merger control cases, organised by country, authority, theme and sector.

Stay tuned over the next weeks for our coverage of five intriguing pending cases that you may not have known about!

Case 4: Suspected foul play in UEFA Champions league bid

In our fourth highlighted case, the German competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt, is examining whether Sky Deutschland and DAZN conspired to rig a bid for the German broadcasting rights for the UEFA Champions League. The Bundeskartellamt suspects that DAZN first refrained from bidding, and subsequently acquired certain rights from Sky that won the bid.

The authority does not exclude that the arrangement may also qualify as an abuse of dominance.

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