Ben Van Rompuy

Dr. Ben Van Rompuy

Senior Associate Researcher
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Dr. Ben Van Rompuy is Senior Researcher and consultant at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut / Asser International Sports Law Centre (The Hague) and Associated Senior Researcher at the Institute for European Studies and iMinds-SMIT (Brussels).

His research focuses primarily on the balancing of economic and non-economic values in different areas of international and EU economic law (competition, trade, internal market), with a particular focus on the sports and media sectors. He is the author of numerous book chapters and articles on the interplay between sports broadcasting rights and EU (competition) law. His major work is "Economic Efficiency: The Sole Concern of Modern Antitrust Policy? Non-efficiency considerations under Article 101 TFEU" (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2012).

He has combined his academic work with education and consultancy activities in different disciplines and geographical locations. From 2006 to 2010, he worked as a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for European Studies/SMIT of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He held visiting positions at Georgetown University Law Center (Institute of International Economic Law) and New York University. He also served as a consultant in international antitrust for the US Federal Trade Commission and continues to act as a research fellow of the American Antitrust Institute (Washington, DC).

He holds a doctoral degree in law and masters’ degrees in international and European law and in communication studies. He is editorial board member of the International Sports Law Journal and the Asser International Sports Law book series.