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Michiel van Dijk


Atrium - Parnassusweg 737
1077 DG Amsterdam
PO Box 94700
1090 GS Amsterdam
Languages German, English, Dutch

Michiel van Dijk specialises in sport matters and employment law. In his sport practice, Michiel mostly advises sports organisations, sports associations and (international) top athletes on a wide variety of sports issues. Michiel specialises in dopingprocedures, selection issues and sports related issues.​

Michiel is active in the world of sports, both as committee member and as an active sporter. He is secretary to the 'Vereniging voor Sport en Recht' and editorial member of the 'Tijdschrift voor Sport en Recht'. Michiel was president of the Audit Committee Doping for eight years and has been president of the Disciplinary Committee of the Nederlandse Rugby Bond (Dutch Rugby Association) for many years. Furthermore, he is a member of the Disciplinary Committe 'Betaald Voetbal' with the KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association) and Michiel has several advisory positions with NOC*NSF.

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Michiel van Dijk is a specialist in our field of play, sports business, with a well-informed and pro active approach.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Michiel van Dijk is recommended.

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

Sports specialist Michiel van Dijk often handles employment law matters.

Legal 500, 2017


  • Labour Law, Grotius Academy for Post-Graduate Law Studies
  • Dutch Law (Private and Criminal Law), Utrecht University
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  • Editor magazine "Tijdschrift voor Sport en Recht" (Sports and Law Journal)
  • Association for Sports and Law
  • Member legal committee Rugby Europe (formerly known as FIRA)
  • Member of the Appeal Board (Doping Chamber) of the Instituut Sportrechtspraak (ISR)
  • Secretary "Vereniging voor Sport en Recht" (Association for Sports and Law)
  • Former Rugby-International
  • Association Employment Lawyers Amsterdam
  • Employment Law Association
  • Chairman of the Arbitration and Discipline Commission of the Dutch Rugby Association (Rugby Nederland)
  • Former chairman of audit committee Doping NOC*NSF
  • Participant in the NOC*NSF masterclass for international sports managers
  • Member of the Central Discipline Committee Doping Royal Dutch Football Union (KNVB)
  • In 2014 Michiel received a medal of honour from NOC*NSF for his contributions to sports
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15 April 2020
Top rank­ings CMS in Leg­al 500 EMEA 2020
A new in­de­pend­ent anti-dop­ing pro­gramme in the Neth­er­lands
The Dutch Anti-Dop­ing Policy Im­ple­ment­a­tion Bill: pri­vacy con­cerns
The on­go­ing chal­lenges to com­batting ‘tank­ing’ in sport
Unibet’s spon­sor­ship of the Roy­al Dutch Cyc­ling Uni­on
The in­vest­ig­a­tion of dop­ing cul­ture in Dutch cyc­ling