Sven Demeulemeester


Sven is a labour and social security lawyer who specialises in sports. He is partner at ALTIUS and advises on all aspects of employment, sports litigation and arbitration. He has almost 20 years of experience and as a trusted advisor to many different stakeholders, he is well versed in the day-to-day issues that many in the sports sector struggle with.

Sven is a member of the International Football Association (AIAF) and he is also the former director of a professional football club. He lectures and publishes on FIFA regulations, working with intermediaries, (business) transfers, civil liability for sports injuries, cross border employment contracts and much more.

Sven is ranked in Chambers, praised by Legal500 for his expertise in sports law and recognized as a Global Leader in Sports by Who’s Who Legal.

‘Interviewees admire Demeulemeester’s availability, in addition to his “effective and wonderful client service.” Clients also highlight his “clear and result-oriented advice” and note that he is “easily accessible in urgent cases.”’ (Chambers&Partners, 2019)