Case T- 93/18 International Skating Union v Commission [Archived]

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Case T- 93/18 International Skating Union v Commission [Archived]


NOTE—appeal lodged before the Court of Justice in Case C- 124/21 P

ARCHIVED—this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the judgment of 16 December 2020; it is no longer maintained.

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Case facts

OutlineAppeal against the Commission’s decision of 8 December 2017 which found that the International Skating Union (ISU) rules imposing severe penalties on athletes participating in ISU-unauthorised competitions were in breach of EU antitrust law (AT.40208).

OutcomeOn 16 December 2020, the General Court issued its judgment in which it partially upheld the appeal. More specifically, the General Court confirmed that the classification of a restriction of competition by object established by the Commission in respect of the ISU’s eligibility rules well founded, but partially annulled the Commission’s 2017 decision as regards ISU’s arbitration rules.


• International Skating Union (ISU)


• European Commission

The ISU is the sole international sports federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee for the purpose of managing and administering figure skating and speed skating. The ISU also carries out a commercial activity entailing the organisation of various speed skating events in the context of the most important international competitions, such as the European and World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.


In 2014, the Korean company Icederby International
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