Ben Van Rompuy

Prof. Dr. Ben Van Rompuy

Senior Associate Researcher
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Prof. Dr. Ben Van Rompuy is Senior Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut (The Hague), where he heads the ASSER International Sports Law Centre, Professor of Competition policy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), and Associate Senior Researcher at iMinds-SMIT and the Institute for European Studies (VUB).

His research focuses primarily on the balancing of economic and non-economic values in EU (competition) law, with a particular focus on the sports and media sectors. He has published widely on a broad range of topics relating to competition/antitrust law, media law, and sports law and regularly acts as a legal expert for media companies, sports associations, athletes, and public authorities. 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).

Ben 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/iMinds-SMIT. He held visiting positions at Georgetown University Law Center (Institute of International Economic Law) and New York University. In 2011, he also served as a consultant in international antitrust for the US Federal Trade Commission.

He holds a doctoral degree in law and masters’ degrees in international and European law and in communication studies from the VUB. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute and the International Sports Law Journal and editorial board member of the 'Asser International Sports Law' and 'Information Technology and Law' book series.