Art Market

Art market law

For many years, UGGC Avocats has developed a recognized expertise in cultural heritage and art market law.

As a regular adviser to major public cultural institutions, the firm supports them in the conduct of their acquisition, rental, provision, insurance or management of works of art and cultural property.

UGGC Avocats also works for private institutions and foundations, auction houses, art galleries and collectors.

The firm intervenes in the negotiation and drafting of agreements and contracts relating to works of art and cultural goods: purchase and sale of works of art, contractual organization of exhibitions and cultural events, international private and public law for the international works of art’s circulation (purchases, sales, loans, cross-border transfers), taxation and customs obligations on the art market, copyright, etc.

The firm is also regularly mandated for property, origin or authenticity litigations, as well as in the context of major inheritance disputes and art market operations (classification, prohibition on leaving the territory, copyright).

Finally, UGGC Avocats deals with files relating to looted works of art.


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