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, discrimination and tax issues.


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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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