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Game-Changer: Why the Saracens Decision Will Transform the Governance of Sport

BY | April 28, 2020

In the Saracens case, an independent disciplinary panel of England’s foremost professional rugby league, Premiership Rugby (the “Panel”), was confronted with a competition law challenge to the legality of a…

In the Saracens case, an independent disciplinary panel of England’s foremost professional rugby league, Premiership Rugby (the “Panel”), was confronted with a competition law challenge to the legality of a salary cap put in place by Premiership Rugby. However, the Panel rejected these claims, finding that agreements concerning wages and salaries cannot be categorised as restrictive “by object.” It also rejected the claim that there was a harmful effect upon competition, finding no evi

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