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Competition and Professional Sports –MENDES – December 2023 OECD discussion

This presentation by Francisco SCHERTEL MENDES, Member, FIFA Disciplinary Commitee, was made during the discussion “Competition and Professional Sports” held at the 76th meeting of the OECD Working Party No. 2 on Competition and Regulation on 4 December 2023. More papers and presentations on the topic can be found out at oe.cd/capfs. This presentation was uploaded with the author’s consent.

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Competition Law and Football:
some key aspects
OECD COMPETITION POLICY ROUNDTABLE
4TH DECEMBER 2024
Francisco Mendes
Member of the FIFA Disciplinary
Committee
1. Uncertainty and openness of the dispute
2. Sport: expression of culture, tradition and
citizenship and tradition
I. Sports and Competition Law:
two key particularities
Competition and Professional Sports –MENDES – December 2023 OECD discussion
II. Two interesting questions
 What are the competitive impacts of the
creation of alternative football leagues?
 Can federations limit the play of football games
territorially?

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Competition and Professional Sports –MENDES – December 2023 OECD discussion

  • 1. Competition Law and Football: some key aspects OECD COMPETITION POLICY ROUNDTABLE 4TH DECEMBER 2024 Francisco Mendes Member of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee
  • 2. 1. Uncertainty and openness of the dispute 2. Sport: expression of culture, tradition and citizenship and tradition I. Sports and Competition Law: two key particularities
  • 4. II. Two interesting questions  What are the competitive impacts of the creation of alternative football leagues?  Can federations limit the play of football games territorially?