Art & LAw

ART & LAW

WHY ART & LAW

Schelstraete Business Lawyers is active in the niche of art law. It offers extensive legal services to national and international clients involved in the worldwide art business ranging from (private) collectors and art dealers up to renowned auction houses and museums.

Art law is a broad and often complex work field. It encompasses many areas of law, such as contract, liability and property law. When initiating litigation in-depth knowledge of national and international procedural law is also of great importance. The lawyers of Schelstraete Business Lawyers are specialized in these areas of law and aim to relieve clients of their concerns with their expertise.

Schelstraete Business Lawyers provides legal assistance regarding a wide variety of issues, among others the sale and purchase and/or exchange of works of art, non-conformity issues, breach of contract, ownership disputes, provenance, et cetera.

OUR INTERNATIONAL EXPERTISE IN ART LAW:

  • Art Forgery & Fraud
  • Purchase of Art on Auctions
  • Liability of (certified) appraisers
  • Wet tot Behoud van Cultuurbezit (Cultural Heritage Preservation Act)
  • Insurance (Theft, Damage)
  • International art trading
  • Auction law (consignment, auction, execution)
  • Gallery contracts
  • Copyright
  • Inheritance and anticipated transfer of objects of art

"Life would be boring without Art. Without Law, life would be simply unbearable"