Head of Legal Department FIFPro - World Footballers' Association
Wil is working as a lawyer since 1980. He started his legal career at the Legal Aid Center in Rotterdam(Netherlands). Later on he worked for Dutch national trade union FNV and law firm Varrolaan Advocaten. Currently he is participating in the Labour Law Section of lawfirm MHZ-advocaten in Schiedam in the Netherlands.
For 23 years he has been member of a joint committee advising the government in labour issues.
Since 1991 he is dealing with the labour issues of the Dutch trade union for professional football players VVCS and cyclists’ union VVBW.
Since 2002 he works for FIFPro the worldwide union for professional football players representing over 60,000 players based in Hoofddorp in the Netherlands. He is involved in many cases in international football and provides legal support for FIFPro members all over the world.
Wil has been working on the FIFPro Black Book campaign on match fixing and corruption in Eastern Europe and the follow up of this campaign. Integrity in sport and the fight against match fixing are priorities in Wil’s work.
He has been a speaker at Play the Game on several occasions.