Unfortunately, false art is not a unique phenomenon. In fact, it is estimated that around 20 percent of the art traded worldwide is counterfeit. What if you fall victim to a rogue trader? Or if you yourself are accused of selling a counterfeit art object? In most cases you want to determine your legal position as quickly as possible. Questions such as “have you been properly informed?”, “Have you done enough research yourself?”, “Is there a consumer purchase?” And many other matters that are important to determine your legal position.
Regularly I represent victims of crimes where their art objects have been stolen. My role is not limited to representing their interests in court. I also contribute in the investigation process. Consider, for example, mediation on behalf of the victims with (possible) insurers and those who have the stolen art object in their possession. In doing so, I act on behalf of the victims and keep them out of the publicity.
Third Party Claims
I also act for owners of art who are confronted with claims from third parties. Here too, I can do more than just provide legal advice and litigate. For example, researching the provenance of an art object. We work in close collaboration with art consultants, dealers and if necessary with private investigators.
Other subjects we provide legal assistance in concerning Art Law:
- Valuation isues
- Auction (buy or sale) issues
- Looted Art (World War II)
- Drafting & evaluating consignment agreements
- Droit de suite (resale right)
- Report to the Public Prosecution Service in case of fraud