By Laurence Wauters
MElders Hissel and Dupont are not, to say the least, not the most talkative lawyers there are when it comes to addressing the media. It is generally the news that is responsible for hoisting the two Lieges to the front page, as was the case last May, when they obtained for their three clients – FC Barcelona, Juventus Turin and Real Madrid – as questions put to the European Court about the Super League, which had aroused the collective ire (in the meantime suspended) from UEFA.
The case raises a question that comes up often, and which was again pinned last November by the court of first instance concerning the ban on exercising against Dejan Veljkovic: can football authorities be neutral when are they at the same time regulating and organizing events?
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