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Fine Art and Cultural Property

K&L Gates has an extensive team of lawyers with significant experience in the world of fine art, including representing auction houses, art dealers, personal collectors, copyright owners, charitable organizations, museums, libraries and art galleries. Our lawyers advise clients in all aspects of art law, from dispute resolution to contract drafting, as well as transactional and strategic advice. The firm’s global platform assists our lawyers in advising on complex cross-border issues.

Our team’s experience in the world of fine art extends beyond the practice of law. Several colleagues have lectured around the world, and published on topics ranging from resale royalties to the illegal export of art. Others have held positions in government, including being a member of the Executive Board of Spain’s Ministry of Culture and serving on the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts in the United States.

Areas of Practice

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Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8207
Counsel
Partner
P +1.415.882.8005
Partner
P +49.(0)30.220.029.415
Global Client Development, Recruitment and Integration Partner
P +1.214.939.5806
Partner
P +1.617.261.3115
Of Counsel
P +852.2230.3503
Partner
P +852.2230.3590
Partner
P +61.3.9640.4375
Senior Associate
P +44.(0)20.7360.8165
Partner
P +32.(0)2.336.1949
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8172
Partner
P +49.(0)30.220.029.220
Partner
P +1.617.261.3210
Practice Area Leader - Litigation
P +44.(0)20.7360.8168
Partner
Associate
P +1.212.536.4001
Partner
P +1.212.536.4827
Senior Associate
P +44.(0)20.7360.8308
Partner
P +48.22.653.4201
Staff Lawyer
P +1.206.370.8069
Partner
P +1.206.370.7955
Partner
P +1.617.261.3224
Partner
P +48.22.653.4211
Partner
P +852.2230.3511
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8285
Practice Area Leader - Intellectual Property
P +61.3.9640.4331
Partner
P +1.206.370.8399
Partner
P +1.617.261.3164
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Dispute Resolution in the Art World
Advising several victims of the German Beltracchi art forgery scandal, in particular representing a Malta-based investment company in a forgery lawsuit against a German auction house, advising several galleries and private collectors from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States in negotiations about the reimbursement of the purchase price for Beltracchi forgeries and representing two claimants in the Beltracchi insolvency procedure
Representing a UK-based collector of classic cars on damage claims regarding an auction house’s incorrect catalogue description of a vintage Porsche
Representing the heirs of an art collection looted by the Nazis in the 1930s in restitution negotiations against the German taskforce established to resolve provenance issues surrounding the Munich art trove of the Gurlitt collection
Representing a private collector against a national newspaper regarding damages in defamation claims for casting doubt on the authenticity of a Roman bronze head
Advising a museum on the restitution of artworks confiscated between 1945 and 1949 in East Germany
Acting for a Kuwaiti Islamic art collector in a claim before the UN Claims Compensation Commission in Geneva, which also involved disputed ownership issues
Advising on a dispute concerning conflicting ownership claims to an antique Native American artifact
Representing a London-based art gallery against a German auction house in negotiations regarding an art forgery
Representing a German private collector against an art museum concerning damaged artwork on loan to the museum
Advising in connection with claims by a US state ministry of culture in relation to artifacts held by an international auction house