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Dr Andrea Cattaneo

Senior Lecturer in Law

Law, Criminology & Policing

Dr Andrea Cattaneo

Department: Law, Criminology & Policing

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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.

Research Interests

My main Research Interest lies in the intersection between the European Union and sport.



Andrea Cattaneo and Richard Parrish (2020) Sports Law in the European Union, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, pp 246.

Book Chapters

Andrea Cattaneo (2018) ‘State Aid and Sport’ in Anderson, Garcia and Parrish (ed), Research Handbook on EU Sports Law and Policy, Edward Elgar, pp 197 – 227.

Andrea Cattaneo (2020), ‘I Diritti Audiovisivi nello Sport’ in Centro Studi Diritto dello Sport (ed. ) Manuale di Diritto Sportivo, Giappichelli.

Andrea Cattaneo, Vanja Smokvina (2020), ‘The Regulation of Football Agents’ in Anuario de Derecho Deportivo.

Andrea Cattaneo (2021), ‘Brexit, Sport and EU State Aid Law’ in Kornbeck (ed.) Sport and Brexit: regulatory challenges and legacies, Routledge.

Andrea Cattaneo, Roberto Branco Martins (2022), ‘The Regulation of Sport Agents’ in Nafziger & Gauthier (eds.) Handbook on International Sports Law, Edward Elgar.

Journal Articles

Andrea Cattaneo (2012), ‘The Nature of Broadcasting Rights in U.S. and Europe’, in International Sports Law Journal, 2012/1-2, pp. 95 – 101.

Andrea Cattaneo (2018), ‘Social Dialogue and the Regulatory Power of Governing Bodies’, in International Sports Law Journal, 2018/1-2 pp. 1-9.

Andrea Cattaneo, Niccolo’ Onesti (2020), ‘La Commissione d’Intermediazione corrisposta all’Agente di Calciatori e il suo Regime IVA nel Diritto e nella Giurisprudenza UE’, in Rivista Diritto ed Economia dello Sport, 2/2020.

Andrea Cattaneo (2021), ‘International Skating Union v Commission: Pre-authorisation Rules and Competition Law’, in Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, lpab011.

Research Report

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

Parrish, R., Cattaneo, A. et al. (2021) Promoting a Strategic Approach to EU Sport Diplomacy: EU Funded Research Study.


Module Leader for a number of Modules in the Law LLB Programme, including:

LAW2001 European Union Constitutional Law

LAW2004 European Union Substantive Law

LAW3039 Intellectual Property Law