Harro Knijff

Harro Knijff
Advocaat Hugo Smit


Office location Amsterdam
Direct number +31 20 577 1869
Direct fax +31 20 577 1775
Mobile number +31 6 5335 4700
E-mail harro.knijff@debrauw.com

Profession Advocaat, admitted to the Bar in 1975
Partner since 1983
Expertise Employment law, professional liability, sports law
Languages Dutch, English
Education Erasmus University of Rotterdam

Harro Knijff specialises in sports law, professional liability and employment law and is a noted legal counsel to national football players and other sports professionals and sport associations. Harro also specialises in advising professional service firms and their partners in partnership disputes.

Recent work includes advising or assisting:

•Rabobank on the dismissal by Rabobank of the cyclist Mr Michael Rasmussen
•the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB)
•the formation of the Philips Swimming team, including multiple Olympic Gold Medallist Pieter van den Hoogeband
•many football players regarding their transfers
•NOC*NSF with respect to the Olympic Games in Beijng.
Chambers describes him as ‘a well-known sports law specialist whose high-profile clients include
the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) and the National Olympic Committee.’

Harro was the dean of the Bar of The Hague from 1998 to 2002.

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