Not many law firms are specialized in art law or equine law. Schelstraete Lawyers in he Netherlands has been active in the field of equine law for over thirty years now. It’s funny how the founder, Luc Schelstraete, was asked more frequently about equine related legal issues at the time he was a young lawyer and a rider himself.
As one thing led to another, the firm has 6 lawyers working at business, art and equine related cases. Luc is considered to be a well known equine lawyer across Europe and the United States. In 2016 he founded the European Us-Asian Equine Lawyers: an alliance of law firms with a strong focus on equine law in Europe and the US.
Equine law is not only for riders
Equine law is not just for riders who have a disagreement with their national or global equestrian organisation (like the FEI). It also helps business owners in the equestrian world. In order to make a good solid deal, a foolproof contract is needed to avoid any uncertainties or even legal disputes. When it comes to horses who compete at the highest levels, a lot of money is involved. Schelstraete advises in many topics directly related to the equine sport such as:
Passion for art
Luc Schelstraete is legal counsel of VSN (Dutch Association of Sport Horse Dealers) and of many high ranked multinational equine entrepreneurs, trainers, equine authorities, National Federations and top athletes.