Madrid's Commercial Court has lifted the prohibition on UEFA and FIFA to impose sanctions or disciplinary measures on the founding clubs of the controversial proposed European Super League (ESL)

However, any action may need to wait until the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) makes its preliminary ruling as to whether UEFA and FIFA having exclusive rights for new competitions was in breach of EU competition rules.

Osborne Clarke's UK head of competition, Simon Neill, and associate Joachim Piotrowski, spoke to Off The Pitch, which focuses on the business of football, and are featured in this article about the complexities of the case and whether the expected ruling from the CJEU may dissuade UEFA from imposing any sanctions on the ESL clubs.

Off The Pitch is a football finance intelligence service providing a Club Comparison Tool, financial dashboards and football business journalism focused on 240 European clubs.  

For more information about the legal aspects surrounding the creation of the ESL, please read our half time analysis here.  It also includes links to earlier Insights on the same topic.

For more information on how Osborne Clarke's sports lawyers can advise you, please contact Simon Neill and Joachim Piotrowski.

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