Schelstraete Lawyers has been a prominent leader in the area of equine law for over thirty years and is devoted to the immense and often complex legal field of the equine industry. Our expertise in this niche area of law provides sophisticated legal representation to equestrian athletes, horse owners, trainers, breeders, veterinarians and everyone involved in the equine world, to whom we offer sound and realistic legal advice. Schelstraete Lawyers has specialist equine lawyers that understand the time, money and emotion invested in horses; whether for amateur or for professional use.
Schelstraete Lawyers encompasses all aspects of international equine law including negotiating the contract and resolving any disputes arising from the purchase and sale of horses, and issues pertaining to joint ownership. We assist clients at national and international disciplinary proceedings; including before the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). We have also been involved in doping and alleged horse abuse matters. We offer our advice to financial stakeholders in the equine business, such as financing contracts with equine enterprises. We offer tax advice to people and entities involved in the international equine business, for instance issues relating to VAT and cross-border transactions.
Whether you are an individual or an equestrian organisation, the expertise of our devoted equine lawyers enable them to provide you with comprehensive legal advice to protect your interests.