Marc (M.J.E.L.) Delissen

Attorney at law/mediator/partner

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Commercial issues form the mainstay of Marc Delissen's practice, with a focus on corporate law disputes and contract disputes. He also deals with Property Law, including Lease issues. He advises and assistsboth  top athletes, coaches and leading athletic organisations.

Marc is also a qualified mediator and registered at the Netherlands Mediation Institute (NMI). He can be deployed as a mediator in business and sports disputes.

Prior to being called to the Bar, he was a player (1984-1996) and captain (1988-1996) of the Netherlands Men’s Field Hockey Team. During the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, he and the team won the Olympic title. In 1996 he was decorated with the civilian Order of the Lion of the Netherlands.

Marc has been chairman of the board at Delissen Martens from 2013 - 2018.


  • Leiden University, 1995
  • NMI Mediation, 2010

Professional Associations

  • MfN-registered mediator(MfN)
  • Association for Sports and Law (VSR)
  • Dutch Mediation Lawyer Association (NVVMA)

Additional Positions

  • Supervisory Board of NL Coach
  • Disciplinary Commission Dutch Golf Federation (NGF)
  • Disciplinary Commission Royal Dutch Hockey Federation (KNHB)
  • Member of Advisory Council for sport The Hague
  • Chairman Evaluation Committee Rio 2016 Royal Dutch Swimming Federation (KNZB)


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