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Expert equestrian & equine lawyers

Sport is now a business. Professionals and amateur sporting events now involve more complex commercial arrangements and liability which require Legal Advice., Equestrian and Sport Law is one of our specialities.

Individual sports people need to focus on their goals and need legal advice to ensure they maximise their potential and wealth creation.

We can advise on the following:
  • Incorporation of clubs including the drafting of the rules
  • Insurance for the running of activities and its committee members/directors
  • This includes public liability, professional indemnity, and defamation – particularly for club publications. We can advise on insurance funds for areas of sport to assist in premium reduction
  • The legal issues as to the running of clubs including corporate governance issues
  • Disciplinary issues, the drafting of rules, setting up disciplinary tribunals, advising as to their use and for participants who appear before the tribunal
  • Non selection for teams and representation at tribunals as well as the running of tribunals
  • Non selection for teams and representation at tribunals as well as the running of tribunals
  • Defence of clubs and voluntary organisations in disputes and litigation
  • Advertising and sponsorship
  • Risk management and compliance with insurance underwriters guides for reduction and management of risk
  • Membership disputes
  • Taxation and finance
  • Defamation
  • Event Management
  • Employment law for employees and volunteers
  • Contract negotiation
  • Marketing
  • Running of events and competitions
  • Personal Property Securities Registration
Koffels are the Honorary Solicitors to the Porsche Club of NSW. Ross Koffel is their represent to CAMS.

Horse Law

Koffels holds a unique place in Equestrian Law from personal hands on experience. Apart from a strong family involvement over the last 25 years, Ross Koffel has held office with the Equestrian NSW, Eventing NSW, and Jumping NSW.  Koffels have provided sponsorship to Equestrian Sport, including Dressage NSW, and are the Honorary Solicitors for the Sydney Showjumping Club.

We offer legal advice in all areas of Equestrian Law including The Olympic Disciplines & The Racing Industry including Syndication. Our advice covers buying and selling, leasing, exporting performance horses and Syndication. We are able to prepare documentation of all transactions including Stallion Agreements in the Thoroughbred Industry.

Equestrian Sports Law

Koffels offers advice as to the organisation of equestrian activities including shows, competitions and the insurance implications of these activities.

Koffels can provide advice regarding any aspect of Horse Law including:
  • Public Liability claims
  • Agreements
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Purchase or Sale of Horses
  • Disputes
  • Ownership Disputes
  • Overseas Transaction
  • Provision of Experts
  • Racing Industry
  • Breeding/Stud Agreements
  • Litigation
  • Training Agreements
  • Agistment & Lease
  • Contracts
  • Syndications
  • Tax,Duty, Cross Border
  • Purchase at Auction
  • Personal Property Securities Registration
Koffels have had direct personal involvement in all the Olympic disciplines of equestrian sport subsequently we offer a unique experience in dealing with equestrian related matters.

Additionally we are also experienced litigators in equestrian and sports law disputes including disputes as to the sale and purchase of insurance and veterinary negligence claims.

Koffels is indeed the premier firm dealing in Equestrian and Sport Law as a speciality, supported by our international legal network.

In fact, we have successfully acted in matters involving disputed ownership, veterinary malpractice, fraud, injury, insurance, misrepresentation, carnets, duty, international sales, agistment, leases and have carried out due diligence of large equestrian properties.

Talk to our equestrian & equine lawyers in Sydney for advice

As with all things, the precaution of seeking informed advice prior to entering into any binding agreement is paramount. We give knowledgeable advice in all aspects of the horse industry with the background to understand the issues of this specialist industry. With our fundamental understanding of Equestrian Sport, Koffels can give you the winning edge over other representation.

We are the Lawyers who know horses.