Joes Blakborn specialises in employment law, sports law and litigation.
For instance, he acts in substantial dismissal cases, both for employers and employees, more specifically for board members. An experienced litigator, he has now been conducting complex proceedings, including provisional relief matters, in a wide variety of contractual disputes for nearly 20 years.
As a partner, Joes Blakborn also manages the Sports & Law practice group he built up within the firm from 2005 onwards, focusing personally on football cases. He advises footballers, agents and clubs nationally and internationally on, and assists them in, a range of legal matters. If there are disputes, he conducts proceedings before the KNVB Arbitration Committee, the District Court, the FIFA DRC and the CAS. As agent registered with several national football associations (such as KNVB and FA), he also assists players and/or professional clubs during transfer and contract negotiations.
Joes is obsessed with sports, specifically football. While studying, he played football for AFC Ajax and FC Volendam. He then played for several years at the highest amateur level. Joes loves travelling and going out to eat.
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During the last months of 2023, our sports law section continued to litigate in a number of football-related matters, including a number of noteworthyl issues. Here is an insight into...
Gedurende de laatste maanden van 2023 werd er door onze sportrechtsectie weer volop geprocedeerd in voetbalgerelateerde zaken, waaronder in een aantal opzienbarende kwesties. Hierbij een inkijk in één van deze...