Dr Andrea Cattaneo


Dr Andrea Cattaneo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Law and Criminology at Edge Hill University. He is a graduate from the University of Milan. After graduation, Dr Cattaneo was an intern at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, in the Department of International and European Sports Law.  In September 2013, he became a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Law and Criminology at Edge Hill University, where he also undertook a PhD on the application of Competition Law to Sports under the supervision of Professor Richard Parrish.  He successfully defended his PhD in 2017 and has joined Edge Hill University in 2018 as a Lecturer in Law. Before joining Edge Hill, Andrea has gained teaching experience with a number of institutions across the UK. Dr Cattaneo is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, having completed his PGCert in 2016.

Dr Cattaneo has published extensively in the area of European Union Law and Sport, and is a Reviewer for a number of Academic Journals, including the International Sports Law Journal, the European Sport Management Quarterly, the International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing and the Liverpool Law Review.

Dr Cattaneo is a member of the Centre for Sports Law Research, and a Honorary Member of the Centre for Sports Law, Sports Policy and Sports Diplomacy of the University of Rijeka (Croatia). Dr Cattaneo sits on the Board of Sport & EU Association, the Association for the Study of the European Union and Sport.


  • Masters Degree in Law, University of Milan, 2011;
  • PGCert in Teaching in Higher Education, Edge Hill University, 2016
  • PhD in Law, Edge Hill University, 2017.


  • LAW1003 Contract Law
  • LAW2001 European Union Constitutional Law
  • LAW2004 European Union Substantive Law
  • LAW3039 Intellectual Property Law

Research Interests

  • Sports Law
  • European Union Law
  • Competition Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights


Dr Andrea Cattaneo’s research profile can be accessed at: https://research.edgehill.ac.uk/en/persons/andrea-cattaneo


Cattaneo A., Parrish, R. (2020), Sports Law in the European Union, Kluwer Law International.

Book Chapters

Cattaneo, A. (2018), Broadcasting Rights, in ‘Manuale di Diritto Sportivo’ – Edited by the Centre for Sports Law Research of the University of Milan.

Cattaneo A. (2018), State Aid, Chapter in ‘EU Sports Law Handbook’ – Edited by Prof. Jack Anderson and Prof. Richard Parrish

Journal Articles

Cattaneo, A. (2021), International Skating Union v Commission: Pre-authorisation Rules and Competition Law, Journal of European Competition Law and Practice, 318-320.

Cattaneo, A., Onesti, N. (2020), La Commissione d’Intermediazione corrisposta all’Agente di Calciatori e il suo Regime IVA nel Diritto e nella Giurisprudenza UE, Rivista Diritto ed Economia dello Sport.

Cattaneo A. (2018), Social Dialogue and the Regulatory Power of Governing Bodies. The International Sports Law Journal, 1-9.

June 2014: ‘The importance of the benefit of Consumers in Broadcasting Rights Agreements’, Sport and EU 9th Annual Conference, Cologne, Germany.

March 2014, ‘The Right to Access to Sporting Events as a Means to Promote Cultural Identity’, Cutting Edge Conference, Edge Hill University.

Research Report

Parrish, R., Cattaneo, A. et al. (2019) Promoting and Supporting Good Governance in the European Football Agents Industry: EU Funded Research Study.

Blog Posts

‘What a Messi situation: the transfer that never was”, Sport&EU Blog, September 2020

‘State Aid in Sport’, Sport&EU Blog, June 2020.

‘Financing sport after Brexit: challenges lie ahead’, The UK in a Changing Europe, June 2020.

Selected Speaking Engagements

Guest Lecture at the University of Lausanne, CAS Regulation of global sport, March 2021.

Guest Lecture at the Birkbeck International Sports Law Module, MSc, May 2020.

Guest Lecture at the ELSA Winter Law School, Innsbruck, February 2020.

Invited to Chair Conference Panel on Sport Diplomacy at LawInSport Conference, London, September 2019.

Guest Lecture on Brexit and Sport at Universitá degli Studi di Milano Bicocca (Italy), September 2019.

Invited as Guest Lecturer at the Common Law Society of the University of Prague Summer School in Czech Republic, July 2019.

Invited to speak at the Sports and Labour Law Conference, University of Amsterdam, June 2019.

Invited to contribute to the Workshop: EU Sport Diplomacy, Debating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Canterbury Christ Church University & SOAS University London, April 2019.

A full list of Publications can be accessed upon request.

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