After completing his master’s degree in law at the Catholic University of Leuven in 2015, Matthias decided to specialise in the sports industry by obtaining an LL.M. degree in International Sports Law from the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia in Madrid. To complement his studies and gain further foreign experience, he joined Brazilian law firm Bichara e Motta for an internship, before joining Belgian law firm Van Goethem.
In 2017 Matthias joined ELSA LEX and is principally active in the international sports industry. He has special expertise in assisting athletes, clubs and agents regarding both contractual matters and in dispute resolution.
Sports law, international dispute resolution, contract law
English, French and Dutch
“Right to play in recent CAS – Jurisprudence: where is the damage?”, S. Malvestio and M. Nicolaï, EPFL Legal Newsletter no. 4, 2017.
ISDE SLA – Sports Law Alumni
LL.M – Master in International Sports Law, Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia ISDE, Madrid
Master in Law, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven
Bachelor in Law, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven