UEFA president Michel Platini says he wants the European Union to protect his organisation against court cases brought by clubs.
Platini is pushing through financial fair-play rules for European competition next season that will oblige teams to stop operating at a loss, or face exclusion.
And he wants protection from the European Commission (EC) in order to prevent teams excluded from European competition from suing UEFA.
Already this season UEFA has barred FC Sion from the Europa League for fielding ineligible players but the Swiss side are considering taking their case to the European courts.
Platini believes other teams could do likewise if excluded from European tournaments.