Kris Wagner will be the office of the Royal Belgian Football association (belgian football association) in a good direction. That made the belgian football association on Thursday announced. The renowned lawyer follows Marc Rubens, who after 25 years afzwaaide as bondsprocureur.
The appointment of Wagner was on december 18, unanimously approved by the Executive Committee of the belgian football association. The lawyer was nominated by the Pro League. He had lived there for a few sessions of the disciplinary committees.
Wagner studied law and philosophy at KU Leuven and Harvard, and has been since 1995 registered at the bar. He is especially known for his expertise in dispute resolution and civil procedure. Wagner defended the Belgian state in the Fortis dossier.
“We are very pleased with the arrival of Kris Wagner and bondsprocureur. A strong bondsparket is essential and with the advent of Wagner, we are succeeded in a legal heavyweight to get that have all the skills to make an excellent bondsprocureur,” responded Peter Bossaert, CEO of the belgian football association.
“A well-functioning disciplinary aspect of the sport is essential in order to create a framework in which football can flourish,” according to Wagner himself. “In my capacity as bondsprocureur I will be there each and every day to strive to be as understanding where it can and is rigid where it should be, this from a constant awareness that the bondsparket, as one of the disciplinary bodies of the royal belgian football association, always at the service of sport.”