Schelstraete’s client; a company that, among other things, is active within the polo sport, had a total of fourteen polo horses transported from Argentina to the Netherlands in 2016
Schelstraete Lawyers is a midsize law firm, founded in the Netherlands in 1989, and has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of Business, Contracting, Art, Equine law and Litigation at an International level.
Schelstraete has its head office in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (located in Noord-Brabant, the most equine region in The Netherlands) nearby the Belgium and German border. At its meeting room in the heart of Amsterdam at the Herengracht Schelstraete provides its legal services to many foreign clients.
Shortly after the purchase of a horse by a well-known Dutch dressage rider, it was clear that the horse was suffering from ‘ataxia’. The ataxia was not established during
Micky Schelstraete has been recently to the CDI Le Mans. Micky participated in the juniors class with Grand-Charmeur for 3 days and was on the podium for three times.
• Schelstraete Law Firm solves legal dispute for a Mexican showjumper regarding income tax and social security
Schelstraete Law Firm represented a Mexican show jumper who was employed by a Dutch yard. We have successfully collected an amount of Eur 10,000 salary claim.
• Schelstraete Law Firm wins court procedure for a Columbian show jumper
The counterparty – a Dutch horse trader – claimed a right of retention on the horse. The District Court of Gelderland refused this claim; the horse trader was convicted to pay damages to our client and to release the horse immediately under penalty of €500 a day.
• Schelstraete Law Firm wins court procedure against a Mexican show jumper and horse trader
The counterparty claimed substantial amounts from our client: € 175.000. According to the counterparty our client sold horses in his assignment without his permission and did not pay him the full purchase prices. Our client was accused of theft by the counterparty as well. All counterparties’ claims were dismissed by the District Court of Breda; counterparties’ story was vague and claims were not sufficiently substantiated.
• Schelstraete Law Firm also wins appeal procedure on alleged neurectomy surgery
Schelstraete Law Firm won a case in first instance as well as in appeal about an alleged neurectomy performed on a horse. Schelstraete Law Firm represented a Dutch seller of the horse. Based on the arguments of Schelstraete Law Firm, the Court of Appeal judged that the British buyer insufficiently proved that a neurectomy was performed, let alone before the delivery of the horse to the buyer. The buyer was convicted to pay the legal costs of the seller in first instance and in appeal.