Benoît Keane is a leading European lawyer based in Brussels. He regularly represents clients before the European Commission and European Courts. He is recognised for his expertise in the application of competition law to the sports sector.
His work deals with a full range of issues relating to the legality of sports organisations’ regulations with EU law. He was counsel to the International Skating Union in the ground-breaking case concerning the authorisation of events organised by independent organisers, successfully defending the autonomy of sports governance and the role of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He is currently acting in cases concerning the UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations and is an advisor to FIFA on its reform of the transfer system.
Benoît also advises on a range of commercial issues, notably concerning media rights. He acted in the ground-breaking Murphy case concerning exclusivity of broadcasting rights. He acted before the EU courts concerning the EU listed events regime.
He writes and speaks on developments in European law.
2012 - Present: Keane Legal
2011 - 2012: Counsel, Morrison Foerster LLP
2007 - 2010: Senior Associate, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
2003 - 2007: Associate, Hammonds