Joost Batelaan is attorney and mediator. Following his Law School studies in Utrecht, Joost has been working in private practise at KienhuisHoving. Consequently he switched over to the sports sector and the industry. Joost built up almost 20 years of experience as Head Legal with the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), Orange and Kawasaki Europe, where he acted as statutory director as well. Joost restarted his work as attorney with his independent firm as from 2011 respectively as MfN-certified mediator as from 2015, with office in The Hague (The Netherlands).