Matthias Nicolaï

Studies (location)
Master’s in Law (Catholic University Leuven - Leuven)
Master’s in International Sports Law (Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía – Madrid)
Areas of Expertise
Sports law
Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish
Lawyer since
At Van Goethem law since


After completing his Master’s degree in Leuven, Matthias Nicolaï decided to specialise in the sports industry by completing an additional Master in Madrid. To complement his studies and gain further experience abroad, he joined Brazilian law firm Bichara e Motta for an internship. Matthias is principally active in international sports law and has special expertise in proceedings before FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.