Alexander Vantyghem

Alexander Vantyghem

Employment & Sports

Dutch, English and French 

Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2016

Alexander advises both domestic and international clients on all aspects of (inter)national sports and employment law.

Alexander’s daily practice encompasses a wide variety of topics that includes: dismissals, transfer negotiations, commercial disputes, disciplinary cases and obtaining work and residence permits. Alexander is also frequently involved in the preparation of due diligence reports, which has developed his skill in quickly identifying potential issues.

Alexander is experienced in both litigation and giving day-to-day legal advice. In addition, he has gained experience as a director of a Belgian first division football club, which developed his business acumen and experience.

Alexander is often asked to lecture on the topic of (inter)national sports law. Recently, he has lectured at the International Football Institute (University of Brussels), Wolters Kluwer and I.S.D.E. Law and Business School.

In the past, Alexander has worked for a Swiss boutique law firm, where he advised clients on regulatory matters and grasped a good understanding of Swiss law, which is crucial in many sports disputes.


Selection of Publications

  • “Hooliganism: consequences for fans and clubs”, Master Thesis, 2014
  • “Taekwondo: topsport in een kluwen van federaties”, Sport & Strategie Vlaanderen, 2014
  • “Distorting effect of UEFA Champions League prize money on leagues”, LL.M. Thesis, 2015.
  • “National Law in International Sports Disputes”, Football Legal, 2016
  • “The legality of fixed-term employment contracts in European professional football – The Müller case and beyond”, LawInSport, 2016
  • “PSG breaking records: is Financial Fair-Play at risk?”, Football Legal, 2017
  • “The new collective bargaining agreement for paid football players in Belgium: some novelties, but also a missed opportunity?”, web article, 2018
  • “Obtaining the Belgian nationality”, European Immigration Guide, 2019


follow us on