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Schelstraete Business Lawyers is a division of Schelstraete Advocaten, a Dutch law firm founded in 1989, operating internationally across the European Union with alliance partners in China, Europe and the USA.

Our team of experienced business lawyers provides commercial legal advice in all types of commercial transactions. This includes among others providing advice on incorporation and operation of legal entities, transferring of business, commercial contracts, competition, employment and insurance matters.

Legal Services


Our law firm works with our clients to support their day-to-day business across Europe to China and advise on commercial transactions.

Dispute resolution


Further to our advisory practice, our team of business lawyers is also experienced in large commercial and corporate disputes, across a wide variety of industry sectors and often with a cross-boarder character.

Recent work & Media

Schelstraete Equine Lawyers wins short law suit regarding seized horses

Oct 3, 2017

Could you imagine having your horses seized due to financial issues of your trainer!?… Schelstraete Equine Lawyers’ client, Mr. van der Endt, returned home from his holiday, only to find out that his two horses had been seized by a bailiff. This seizure was made on the basis of a […]

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The horse I’ve purchased turns out to be a cribber, what to do now?

Jul 3, 2017

Stable vices such as cribbing (and also air sucking) appear quite often with horses. This even appears with horses which are further healthy. It is a nasty habbit which you, being the owner of the horse, most definitely would not accept. Whenever cribbing is mentioned in this article this should […]

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Mr. Luc Schelstraete appointed as the Legal Advisor of VSN in the Netherlands

Sep 3, 2017

As per September 1st, Luc Schelstraete from Schelstraete Equine Lawyers and the EUAEL will be active as the legal advisor of the board of the VSN. This organisation unites the interests of the horse dealers in the Netherlands. His knowledge in the equine legal field together with his experience in […]

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Horses International – Practical Tips – FEI DOPING CASES

Aug 21, 2017

The article below was published in Horse Times. In this edition of HT our legal experts discuss some of their thoughts on doping cases. In their daily practice they often represent athletes and horse owners in doping cases, pending for instance, before the FÉDÉRATION EQUESTRE INTERNATIONALE (THE “FEI”). In this […]

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