Sports Law

Schelstraete Lawyers is active in the niche of sports law, which is a combination of laws that apply to both athletes and the sports they participate in. It includes contractual issues, delictual claims, agency, antitrust, labour issues, trademarks, gender discrimination and tax issues.

Litigation

  • We offer our extensive legal services to national and international clients involved in an array of sports before sporting, arbitration and judicial organs, in particular:
    • Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS)
    • National and international federations of sport authorities

Contracting

  • We assist clients in all aspects of contacting within the field of sports and we are experienced in:
    • Sponsor contracts
    • Labour contracts
    • Agreements with managers, agents and media bureaus

Advice

  • We offer our legal support to national and international sports federations, national Olympic committees, sports clubs, athletes and many more in terms of representation and/or negotiation
  • We also implement anti-doping rules that are required by the World Anti-Doping Agency

Anti-Doping

  • We represent our clients and assist them before anti-doping organisations such as the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS)

Tax & VAT Issues concerning cross-border transactions

  • We offer our assistance in respect of the tax implications of international relocation
  • We offer financial and tax planning for athletes
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