Your Animal Law Attorneys

On the following pages we have summarised typical animal law topics for you.

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Our Topics

Find out more about the following animal law regulations:

General Animal Law
Animal owners are subject to a special legal responsibility.

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Animal Purchase
If you buy or sell an animal, the general purchase law comes into force.

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Vet Animal Law
What is important for veterinarians and pet owners?

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Let us advise you! Your specialist attorney will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Our Services

Our services range:

Compensation for damages
We accompany you in the assertion and defence of compensation for damages claims.
Expert reports
We help you to find experts and to review expert opinions.
We offer legal advice in the event of warranty claims for purchase and auction.
We support you in asserting claims for damages in the event of accidents or in defending yourself in the event of unwanted damages.
Private Purchase Agreement
We accompany animal lovers in the preparation of purchase contracts and advise you in the event of sale.
Commercial Purchase Contracts
We help you designing your contract.
Breeders Contracts
We offer breeders assistance in drawing up breeding contracts as well as advice in accordance with the German Animal Breeding Act.
Labour Law
In addition to animal law support, we assist our clients in labour law and in all contractual matters.
Succession and inheritance law
We would also be pleased to represent you in all matters of court succession or inheritance law.
License to practise medicine and establishment
As a veterinarian, we will be happy to help you with your license to practise medicine, your establishment and general professional law.
Veterinarians Praxis
We help veterinarians with cooperation agreements or with practice disputes, practice take-over as well as practice tax.

Veterinary Liability
We assist veterinarians in liability matters, in particular with purchase investigations as well as with treatment errors and faulty purchase investigations.
Contractual Duties
We help veterinarians with contractual obligations towards pet owners.
Account Settlements
We are there for our clients in all matters relating to invoicing or debt collection.
We help veterinarians, farm owners, breeders or animal boarding houses as well as riding stables or auctioneers in the event of insolvency.

An expert should be consulted for the assessment of contractual obligations. Attorney Julia Ziegeler



Your Law Firm for Animal Law

You have at your disposal attorneys who offer you their collaboration and reliability to shape your future. We represent you both nationally and internationally. They also have specialist cooperation networks with law firms in the USA, South America and Asia.

“Our Law Firm. Your specialists.”

“And we can offer even more.”

Our attorneys also represent their clients before the German, European and international offices and courts.

We are also well known for our seminars and scientific publications.

Our Client

Who are our clients? For you, a selection:

Animal Keepers
Agricultural Enterprises
Breeding Institutions
Riding Stables
Horses Auctioneers
Corporate entities
Animal lovers
Animal boarding houses
Farm Owner


“Your Goal is our Goal.”

We are service providers. Professional competence, expertise, continuous specialization and experience represent our strength. Our attorneys are qualified in very specific fields of law and are here to support you from the first consultation up to an eventual enforcement of your claims. Early legal advice enables you to carry out legally secured activities. In the event of a dispute, we also offer alternative legal advice in specific individual cases, generally through mediation and open communication with our colleagues and clients..
We complement each other and we only have one goal: your success. Do you have plans or ideas and want a reliable partner to implement them? Talk to us about your problems and uncertainties and we will offer you your personal contact partner. One of our attorneys and the respective secretary will take care of you and your legal matter. Your attorney is there for you and will support and advice you all the way to your success. Your goal is our goal.

Our Offerts

Due to the high demand, we are currently offering the following fee packages at the conditions stated therein:

First Consultation
First Legal Advice

  • Do you need an initial assessment of the factual and legal situation?
  • You do not need a legal consultation because you have problems against third parties but becau you onliy have a specific question on a legal problem.

  • We are what you are looking for!
Consultation on a flat fees-basis
Consultation on a flat fees-basis
Advice and representation on the basis of flat-rate fees

  • Would you like comprehensive legal assistance on a particular matter?
  • Do you need a contract or would you like to have the  contractual documents and the resulting legal consequences checked?

  • We are what you are looking for!
One off-flate rate
Long-term counseling
Permanent advice and representation with monthly flat-rate payment.

  • Do you want Horak Attorneys at Law to take care of your legal matters?

  • We are what you are looking for!
Monthly Remuneration
Online Consultation
Competetent Legal Consultation

  • Don´t want to waste any time?
  • Would you like to be advised independently of the location?

  • We are what you are looking for!
Online Consultation

  Put yourself in good hands. Attorney at Law Julia Ziegeler


Attorneys / Lawyers / Patent Attorneys

Our attorneys are specialized and competent.

Rechtsanwalt Michael Horak Hannover Stuttgart Wien Zürich Anwalt

Michael Horak, LL.M.

Attorney-at-law · Graduate Engineer
Certified Intellectual Property Law Specialist
Certified Media and Copyright Law Specialist


Wettbewerbsrecht Anwalt Julia Ziegeler Rechtsanwältin Hannover geboren in Bückeburg Rehburg-Loccum

Julia Ziegeler

Certified Intellectual Property Law Specialist
Certified Media and Copyright Law Specialist


Anna Umberg Rechtsanwältin Hannover Nutzungsrecht Verbreitungsrecht senderecht öffentliche Wiedergabe Anwalt Hannover Oldenburg Osnabrück Werberecht Abmahnung UWG Anwalt

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.

Certified Intellectual Property Law Specialist


Andree Eckhard Patentanwalt Hannover Patentrecht Markenrecht Wettbewerbsrecht UWG Hamburg

Andree Eckhardt

Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney


Gitamnn Rechtsanwältin Hannover Wettbewerbsrecht UWG Hamburg

Katharina Gitmann-Kopilevich

Certified Intellectual Property Law Specialist


Behrend Rechtsanwältin Hannover Wettbewerbsrecht UWG Hamburg

Karoline Behrend



Müller Rechtsanwältin Hannover Wettbewerbsrecht UWG Hamburg

Johanna K. Müller-Kühne, PhD

Patent Attorney


Andreas Friedlein

Andreas Friedlein



Jelka Boysen

Jelka Boysen








Legal Areas of Animal Law

Animal law cases also concerns the following legal areas:

General Civil Law
e.g. animal liability law as tort law
Penal Law
e.g. animal liability law due to bodily injury
Administrative Law
e.g. character testing of so-called fighting dogs


Cows and parked vehicles – Liability Issues

The Case The regional court of Koblenz recently had to discuss a really uncommon case (No. 13 S 45/19): the (legal) fight is apparently between a herd of cows and a car driver. As the cattle was driven from the farmer to another pasture, the cows had to pass through a narrow field path, next […]
By : Noemi Bellini | Dez 1, 2020

Father and sledge dogs´ owner: an oxymoron?

Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main (Case No. 1 UF 170/20) Is it nowadays to be considered an oxymoron, to be a father and also a dog owner? This week we are going to discuss the case of Mr. Veilke and his pack of sledge dogs. The Case Mr. Veilke lives separately from his (ex)wife, […]
By : Noemi Bellini | Nov 17, 2020

Value Added Taxes – No Say No Pay

Karlsruhe Regional Court (Ref. 14 0 31/20 KfH) Has it already happened to you that the costs estimated from the seller is much less than the actual final price? Stop wrapping your head around it and seek for legal help! The Case Mr. Falkenbach becomes clear information from his car repair shop: The flat-rate price […]
By : Noemi Bellini | Nov 12, 2020
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