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ChappeletThe Association for the Study of the Sport and the European Union is glad to announce the confirmation of two speakers for the 2018 annual conference, to be hosted by Edge Hill University onĀ 3-4 July 2018. We will have the honor and pleasure to receive two academics of the highest calibre in the study of sport: Professor Jean-Loup Chappelet and Dr Ben Van Rompuy. Jean-Loup Chappelet is a full professor of public management at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) of the University of Lausanne. He was IDHEAP Dean from 2003 to 2011. He previously held management positions at the International Olympic Committee and in one of the big-four international accounting-firm. In 1995, at IDHEAP, he launched the first sport management course in Switzerland which is still held every autumn. For 12 years (1999-2011) he was the director of the MEMOS programme, a master programme run by 11 universities for Olympic Solidarity. During the conference, Jean-Loup Chappelet will we awarded a honorary membership of Sport&EU in recognition for his contribution to the study of sports governance in Europe.

Ben Van Rompuy.

Ben Van Rompuy.

Ben Van Rompuy is Assistant Professor of Competition Law at the Europa Institute of Leiden Law School. He is also a Visiting Professor of competition policy and media regulation at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and associate senior researcher at iMinds-SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication) and the Institute for European Studies of the VUB. His main research interests lie in the fields of European and comparative competition law and EU internal market law. His current work focuses on the treatment of justifications within and across different fields of European economic law (antitrust, mergers, State aid, free movement) and on public interest interventions of EU Member States within the context of merger control. Ben Van Rompuy was the legal counsel of the Dutch skatersĀ Mark Tuitert and Niels Kerstholt, who recently won their anti-trust case against the International Skating Union. Ben will discuss the ISU case in the conference and give his opinion on the application of competition policy to sport.

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