Willem-Alexander 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, intermediaries and sports federations.
Willem-Alexander obtained a Master of Laws from the Catholic University of Leuven and a Master of International Sports Law from ISDE, Madrid, and gained international experience at the European Volleyball Federation (CEV) in Luxembourg and a renowned sports law firm in London.
Willem-Alexander acts on a regular basis as an ad hoc clerk in arbitration proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. He is also a member of the Dutch-speaking Chamber of First Instance within the Royal Belgian Pigeon Sports Association.
Willem-Alexander is recognized by Who's Who Legal as a Global Leader in the field of sports law.
Selection of publications:
- “Vlaams sporttribunaal van start”, 2021, De Juristenkrant.
- “The URBSFA’s decision not to grant Excelsior Virton a professional licence appears prima facie to be incompatible with Belgian competition law”, 2020, Football Legal.
- “Technological fraud in cycling: the perceived success of the UCI’s action plan”, 2018, World Sports Advocate.
- "The Sell-on Clause in Football: Recent Cases and Evolutions", 2016, Yearbook on International Sports Arbitration 2015, T.M.C. Asser Press/Springer.
- "UCI's evolving approach to detecting technological fraud", 2016, World Sports Law Report.