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Michiel De Vlieger - BASE Advocaten

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Michiel de Vlieger is a modern, committed lawyer with a successful track record in civil proceedings. Quality, clear language and an efficient approach; that is what he stands for. It is with those core features that he assists companies, directors, shareholders and corporate lawyers. As an experienced litigator, Michiel focuses on preventing and solving (complicated) commercial disputes. Furthermore, he advises clients on agreements and other private law related matters. Because he is fluent in English, he enjoys dealing with matters that have an international component.

As a lawyer, Michiel also has his eye on the world around him. After he started working as a lawyer in 2010, he worked in professional sports and the public domain for several years starting in 2018. He possesses specific knowledge of the sports sector and has experience with public-private matters and a politically driven environment. As a member of the Dutch skiing association sports council, Michiel is still active in sports.

Michiel de Vlieger has registered the following principal legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar's register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister):

Civil Procedural law

Corporate law

Based on this registration, he is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.


  • Corporate & Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial agreements and liability
  • Civil proceedings and arbitration
  • Sports law, events and sponsoring
  • Tenancy law
  • Civil law


  • Partner


  • Dutch
  • English


  • Masters degree in Company Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2009), cum laude
  • Masters degree in Private Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2008)
  • Postgraduate specialization in Sports Law & Practice, De Montfort University Leicester, United Kingdom (2016 - distinction)


  • Member of the Dutch skiing association sports council


  • M.A. de Vlieger, 'De uitleg van een olympische Topsportersovereenkomst: Van Gelder/NOC*NSF onder de loep', Tijdschrift voor Sport & Recht, 2017/2
  • M.A. de Vlieger, 'Several Reflections on Ingetrity in Sports', Tijdschrift voor Sport & Recht, 2017/1
  • M.A. de Vlieger, 'Historical Perspective on Sports and the European Union: the ECJ Pulling the Strings?', Tijdschrift voor Sport & Recht, 2016/1
  • M.A. de Vlieger, 'De Zorgbrede Governance code: houvast of zwakke muur voor goed bestuur en toezicht bij zorgstichtingen?', Ondernemingsrecht, 2015/4
  • M.A. de Vlieger, 'Het lot van de (zuivere) managementovereenkomst bij ontslag van een statutair bestuurder: A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall?', Tijdschrift voor Vennootschapsrecht, Rechtspersonenrecht en Ondernemingsbestuur, 2015/1
  • M.A. de Vlieger, 'De FIFA uit haar schulp? Een onderzoek naar de mogelijkheden voor de KNVB om in Nederland inzage, afschrift of uittreksel te vorderen van het Garcia-rapport', Tijdschrift voor Sport & Recht, 2014/4

The Litigation firm

Solving your problem, so that you can continue with your business. That is what it is all about. It is our profession and our passion to make a business dispute or employment dispute manageable and to solve it. Sometimes we are able to do this by staying invisible by casebuilding the best file possible for and together with you behind the scenes. Being diplomatic where possible and aggressive where needed. And sometimes, full-on litigating is unavoidable. Because limits have been reached, because the other party remains unwilling to come to a constructive amicable solution, or because it may be important for your market reputation to draw a line.

Tailor-made service is key in the handling of each case. Because we are doing it together, lawyer and client. We invest in the mutual cooperation and we look in depth at your company and your market. BASE makes clear choices out of strength, because we only want to do what we are really good at and because you are simply counting on added-value. Therefor our practice focuses on Corporate & Commercial Litigation and Employment law.


Corporate & Commercial Litigation

At BASE Advocaten we practice the litigation- and dispute resolution practice at the highest level. We advise and assist domestic- and foreign clients in their vital business disputes. Disputes within the company, directors’ liability, shareholders disputes, disputes concerning commercial contracts, acting against (or for) financial institutions about duty of care-disputes and professional liability disputes. These are just some examples. Click below for further information.

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Employment law

BASE Advocaten provides topspecialists in Employment law. We act on behalf of employers (both domestic and foreign), individual directors/employees, and works councils. On a daily basis we advise and litigate on matters regarding (for example) the termination of employment, reorganizations, employment terms and conditions, disciplinary measures, employee participation and employer’s liability. Click below for further information.

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