1st Edition

Sport and Brexit Regulatory Challenges and Legacies

Edited By Jacob Kornbeck Copyright 2022
    270 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    270 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This is the first book to investigate the significance of Brexit for sport, with a particular focus on the regulatory and legal challenges that it poses, and the economic and political stresses that are likely to follow in its wake. 

    Written by a team of leading researchers working across sport studies, legal studies and political science, and edited by an EU official with nearly two decades of experience working in EU sport policy, the book explains why regulation, and European dis-integration, matter to sport. It examines key topics including free movement, state aid and labour law, and considers the interests of key stakeholders from fans to football clubs to governing bodies. 

    This is an essential reference for any advanced student, researcher, policy maker, administrator or industry professional working in sport, international law, political science, or international business and management.

    Part I: Introduction


    1          Introduction: Sport, Brexit and the Regulatory Role of the European Union

                Jacob Kornbeck

    2          European (Dis-)Integration Theories, Brexit and Sport: A Double Disconnect and Tentative Remedies

                Alexander Brand, Arnout Geeraert and Arne Niemann


    Part II: Rules


    3          The End of Free Movement after Brexit: What Does this Mean for the English game?

                Stefaan Van den Bogaert

    4          Brexit, Sport and EU State Aid Law 

                Andrea Cattaneo

    5          Sport, Employment Law and Brexit

                Leanne O'Leary

    6          Sport and Brexit: Athletes’ Sex and Gender Rights 

                Seema Patel


    Part III: Stakeholders


    7          Brexit and Social Dialogue in Sport

                Walter S. Palmer

    8          Nationality-Based Restrictions in Football after Brexit: The Law, Politics and Economics

                Stephen Weatherill

    9          You’re Out! Brexit and Cricket

                Richard Parrish


    Part IV: Geography


    10        The Tripartite Agreement on the Transfer of Racehorses between the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and France: The Implications of Brexit

                Laura Donnellan

    11        Scottish Sport, Brexit and Cultural Relations

                Grant Jarvie

    12        Regulating the Labour Market for Professional Footballers: Post-Brexit Challenges for Swiss Football

                Zahid Mustafi and Emmanuel Bayle

    13        Brexit and Global Sport Power in Europe

                Borja Garcia and Henk Erik Meier


    Part V: Conclusion


    14        European Union Law and the Regulation of Sport in the United Kingdom after Brexit: The Mediative Effect of International Sports Regulations

                Simon Boyes

    15        Conclusion: Sport Regulation between Brussels Effect and Brexit Dividend

                Jacob Kornbeck


    Jacob Kornbeck is a Policy Officer in the European Commission, a former member of its Sport Unit (2001-14), where he was involved in the elaboration of the White Paper (COM(2007) 391) and the Communication on Sport (COM(2011) 12). An External Lecturer at the German Sport University in Cologne, he has published in the fields of sports law and policy, as well as social policy and social work. He also serves on the boards of the European Journal of Social Work (as Book Review Editor) and the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy.

    The editor of this volume, Jacob Kornbeck is a Policy Officer in the European Commission, but opinions expressed by him are strictly personal and do not render official positions of the European Commission or of the European Union. The same applies to the choice of contributors and the editorial work performed. Opinions expressed in chapters other than the Preface, Introduction and Conclusion are those of the contributors.

    "The conclusion of this reviewer is unambiguous: Kornbeck and his authors have provided a remarkable collection of essays on the regulatory challenges and legacies which Brexit presents to the sport sector. The profound and stylistically attractive contributions, which are equally attractive to and accessible for a non-Anglophone readership, offer a tantalising palette of themes, the diversity of which cannot possibly be gauged from the title of the book! Once you have started browsing for fun, you simply won't put this book down again, and it will surely become a compass for answering numerous questions related to post-Brexit challenges. In my mind, there can be no doubt that it will be quoted in scholarship related to sports and sports law. It deserves to be!" – Jan F. Orth, University of Cologne, SpuRt: Zeitschrift für Sport und Recht