Roberto Branco Martins

Attorney-at-law | Partner

Roberto Branco Martins (PhD) advises and litigates on labour disputes, international transfers and contracts. Roberto looks beyond a dispute or the letter of the law. Roberto has a passion for his profession and looks at matters from a holistic perspective. Entrepreneurs, from start-ups to scale-ups and more, often see Roberto as the perfect springboard when making important business decisions.


Roberto is the co-founder and general counsel of the European Football Agents Association (EFAA), the international association for players’ agents, and the co-founder and permanent legal advisor of Pro Agent, the Dutch association for players’ agents.

He is also a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, where he teaches the subjects Work & Sport and European Employment Law within the Masters of Employment Law track. In 2014, he obtained his PhD at Edge Hill University with a dissertation on the legal impact of social dialogue on European professional football. Roberto also works as a researcher at Edge Hill University.

Given his global vision and language skills, coupled with his extensive knowledge and experience in the legal field, Roberto has built up a very extensive network worldwide. He is the ideal advisor in the field of international transfers.


  • General contract law
  • (European) labour law
  • Intellectual property
  • Privacy


  • Dutch, English French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

Side activities

  • Legal Counsel Pro Agent
  • General Counsel EFAA
  • University lecturer University of Amsterdam
  • Member of the Advisory Board Sports Law and Policy Centre (SLPC)

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