Client Schelstraete Equine Lawyers (EUAEL Alliance Partner) wins dispute regarding the Court’s competence for a Dutch buyer who purchased a horse from Northern Ireland

Schelstraete Equine Lawyers (EUAEL Alliance Partner) represents a Dutch buyer in a dispute with an Irish seller regarding the purchase of an eventing horse. In a judicial procedure before the Court of Gelderland the seller argued that the case should not be judged by a Dutch Court but by a Court in Northern Ireland. This because he has his residence in Northern Ireland. Schelstraete argued that the Dutch Court is competent to judge over the case because pursuant to the purchase agreement the horse was delivered in the Netherlands. By decision of 11 May 2016 the Court followed the argumentation of Schelstraete and declared itself competent.The procedure will be continued in the Netherlands.