Mathilda Karlsson and Sri Lanka Equestrian Association prevail in their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland against the FEI. The CAS sets aside
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Schelstraete Lawyers head office is located in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Noord-Brabant) near the Belgian and German borders. Schelstraete Lawyers provides its foreign clients with legal advice at its visiting address in Amsterdam at the Herengracht. Additionally, there are various international desks, enabling Schelstraete Lawyers to provide you with advice and assistance worldwide.
Schelstraete Laywers is part of an internationally oriented network of foreign lawyers who are specialised in the Equine Business.
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• 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.