D.M. (Dennis) Koolaard

Lawyer since 2013


Dennis lives and breathes sport. He has extensive experience in International Sports Law and is known for his vast knowledge of rules, regulations and case law in the international sporting world, which is evidenced by his listing as one of the “world’s leading practitioners” in this field by Who’s Who Legal since 2016. Dennis has a considerable network through which he manages to link people, opportunities and opinions with one another. He is inquisitive and loyal and is quick on the uptake. He actively contributes and always shows initiative, something which helps his clients move on.

In 2017, Who’s Who Legal wrote the following about him: “Dennis Koolaard is a rising star described as “the best ad hoc clerk at CAS” by one leading European practitioner

Specialist association

  • Vereniging voor Sport en Recht (VSR)
  • International Association for Football Lawyers (AIAF)
  • ISDE Sports Law Alumni (ISDE SLA)
  • Rex Sport Association, Barcelona (Spanje) (REXSPORT)

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Knowhow

Recent Developments in International Sports Law | 7 June and 6 December 2018

Course on International Sports law for lawyers working in (international) sports law, (CAS) arbitrators, disciplinary judges, lawyers of sports governing bodies, sports organizations, clubs, collective bodies and players’ agents / intermediaries.

April 2018

Football Legal #7 June 2017 | The certification of Intermediaries in the Netherlands

Article by Dennis Koolaard, p. 283-286

July 2017

Football Legal #7 June 2017 | Minors in the Netherlands

Article by Dennis Koolaard & Lennart van de Peppel, p. 143-147

July 2017

The Implementation of the FIFA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries in the Netherlands (II Edition)

Article by Dennis Koolaard, International Sports Law and Policy Bulletin 1 / 2016, p. 357-380

February 2017

Football Legal #6 November 2016 | FC Twente sanctioned for violating the KNVB Licensing Regulations

Article by Dennis Koolaard & Lennart van de Peppel, p. 190-194

November 2016

Football Legal #5 June 2016 | FC Twente sanctioned by the KNVB Licensing Committee in relation to Doyen-contracts

Article by Dennis Koolaard, p. 82-83.

May 2016

Football Legal #5 June 2016 | First match-fixing case in Dutch football

Article by Dennis Koolaard, 170-173.

May 2016

Football Legal #5 June 2016 | IFAB agrees to experiment with Video Assistant Referees: KNVB insterested in participating

Article by Dennis Koolaard, p. 171-173.

May 2016

The implementation of FIFA’s new Intermediary Regulations in the Netherlands

International Sports Law and Policy Bulletin 1/2015: The FIFA regulations on working with intermediaries implementation at national level: the Netherlands.

December 2015

Football Legal #4 – December 2015 | Ministerial decree exempting football from Act on Employment and Security

Article by Dennis Koolaard, p. 227-229

November 2015

Football Legal #4 December 2015 | Implementation of the KNVB Regulations of the KNVB Regulations for Intermediaries

Articles by Dennis Koolaard, p. 229-230.

November 2015

Match-fixing. The aftermath of Pobeda – what have the past four years brought us?

Artikel in Bulletin TAS, CAS Bulletin 2014 (p. 5-24), Mr. Efraim Barak & Mr. Dennis Koolaard

January 2014