Case Highlights

European Super League


On 18 April 2021, 12 major football clubs announced the formation of a breakaway competition to be called the European Super League (ESL). At the same time, ESL initiated legal challenges against UEFA (and FIFA) based on EU competition law before the Madrid Commercial Court.

Without first hearing UEFA, the Madrid Commercial Court referred the case to the European Court of Justice. Benoît is representing UEFA in the proceedings before the European Court of Justice and has worked closely with co-counsel in Spain on the competition aspects of the case.

The case is on-going, with a ruling of the European Court of Justice expected in 2023.