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Testimonials & cases

Loïck Luypaert

World champion Hockey with Belgium

“My experience with Atfield was that their know-how enabled both parties to make swift decisions and Atfield’s efficient and effective work quickly finalised a long-term agreement.”

Jochem Martens

KRC Genk

“For international technical cases and complex legal issues, we regularly call upon the assistance of the lawyers at Atfield. Their pragmatic approach and thorough knowledge of doctrine and case law means we can rely on a true “business partner”. We especially appreciate the no-nonsense approach and proactive attitude, with their extensive network being a plus.”

Thomas Van Der Plaetsen

2016 European Champion Decathlon

“As an elite athlete the pressure is always high and the very best of you is expected. If you want to compete at a world class level, you need to work with the best possible people who understand what you do on a daily basis. I would like to thank the lawyers at Atfield for being completely available when I’m fully focused on training and competing.”

Stefan Pantovic

COO Red Star Belgrade

“The Atfield lawyers assisted Red Star on numerous cases. Atfield are very responsive, sophisticated negotiators and firm litigators.”

Moïse Katumbi

TP Mazembe

“For many years TP Mazembe and the firm have had a fruitful collaboration based on mutual trust, and with ethics placed at the forefront. The firm is highly recommended, in particular, for any club’s daily legal and administrative management needs and for its knowledge of the transfer market. The firm’s honest experience in Africa and its proactive and pragmatic vision are undeniable pluses.”

Benjamin Nicaise

Sporting Director

“Throughout my professional career, the firm has advised me honestly and competently. First, when I was a professional footballer, it provided guidance on contractual matters. Then, after my playing career, on my career transition and, today, I can count on Atfield’s support in my role as Head of Scouting. I have always highly appreciated the firm’s humbleness, discretion and total commitment when defending my interests.”

Nafi Thiam

Olympic Champion Heptathlon

“I love to train and compete, but life as a professional athlete also includes many commercial and media obligations that sometimes can become quite complicated. I can only fully focus on my sport when I have the right experts around me and knowing that we can count on the team at Atfield for legal advice gives me that extra peace of mind.”

Serge Mathonet

Director AISF

“This multidisciplinary office is very serious and extremely competent in all important legal matters in sport. It has diligently advised our association as well as all the sports federations that are members of our association and sports clubs on specific issues.”

Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City FC

“Daan has been a trusted legal advisor and integral part of my team for some years now. He and his team played an important role by independently safeguarding me and my family’s interests.”

Divock Origi

Liverpool FC

“Daan and the Atfield team provide me with reliable and responsive advice. Spreading positivity when helping me coordinate my affairs, always considering all aspects of my situation and where necessary thinking outside of the box.”

Ken Choo

Cardiff City FC

“Over the last few years, I’ve frequently called upon Atfield’s lawyers to assist Cardiff City, KV Kortrijk and FK Sarajevo on sports law issues. These lawyers are very knowledgeable in football law, especially in cross-border matters. They are responsive and a delight to work with. I would recommend Atfield anytime.”