Harro Knijff

Partner

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, inter alia,

  • Rabobank on the dismissal by Rabobank of the cyclist Mr Michael Rasmussen
  • the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB)
  • many football players and clubs regarding transfers
  • NOC*NSF with respect to the Olympic Games in London.

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.