Niels is a lawyer at ALTIUS and advises a wide range of Belgian and international clients on all aspects of sports law, including regulatory matters, disciplinary proceedings and employment-related disputes. His experience includes acting for athletes, clubs and sports federations.
He obtained a Master of Laws from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, studied Sports Management at the Catholic University College of Bruges-Ostend and has a certificate of advanced studies in European Sports Law and Policy from the Catholic University of Leuven. Niels is a scientific co-worker and lecturer in the field of International and European Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he is doing a PhD on European sports law. He has also featured as a guest lecturer at, among others, Ghent University, Vives University College and Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands).
Niels won the “Vlaamse Scriptieprijs”-competition (2017) with his Master’s thesis on FIFA’s transfer system and has gained experience in international football via internships at Manchester City FC (UK) and Lille LOSC (France).
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