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Rules of online art auctions

Does your auction house provide online art auctions? Is art being auctioned to consumers via your website? In this event your online auction platform has to meet strict requirements. What …

Rules for selling art online

Do you sell art to consumers via a webshop? Keep in mind that strict rules are in place for this. What are the requirements you have to fulfil as an …

Droit de suite

When is resale right required to be paid? Who can invoke the droit de suite? Who has to pay? And what is the amount that has to be paid? When …

Warranties by art experts

During the past few years, the art world was startled by a number of different forgery cases. Think, for instance, of the fake Frans Hals painting, forger Wolfgang Beltracchi, and …

Why choose Russell Advocaten?

Art law practice

Russell Advocaten is a corporate full-service law firm in the Netherlands with a leading position in art and law. Russell Advocaten is internationally renowned for being one of the most important specialists in the field of art and law. We aim to provide our clients with assistance, legal advice and litigation services. With decades of experience in the art law field, we have advised many international art dealers, collectors and museums from around the world in disputes relating to works of art, such as paintings, drawings, etchings, installations and sculptures, both old and modern.

Our clients seek advice on specific questions, such as auction purchase, consignment, or resale right.

“Russell Advocaten has an internationally renowned art law practice and advises art dealers, collectors and museums.” (from: The European Legal 500)

Areas of Expertise

A range of legal issues may arise relating to an art collection or a specific work of art. The complexity of the art world and the field of art and law require the consultation of a specialized lawyer. Russell Advocaten has a vast amount of experience in the following:

  • National and international sale and purchase of art and art auctions
  • False or wrong attribution, forgery and fraud
  • Ownership disputes (bona fide buyers)
  • Valuation
  • Provenance / Good governance
  • International art fairs
  • Commission agreements, (sub-)consignment
  • agreements and exhibition loans
  • Artists’ (resale) rights
  • War-looted art