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Schellenberg Wittmer's Art and Entertainment Group is composed of specialists who provide advice and support to art institutions, collectors, artists, galleries, art dealers, auction houses, art fairs, restorers, art shippers and art insurers, in addition to clients engaged in the entertainment business.
With our involvement in practically all fields of the arts over a timespan of more than 30 years and as active participants on the boards of museums, art foundations and the Swiss Association of Art Collectors, we can draw on inside experience and specialist knowledge particular to the specific issues in the fields of art and entertainment.
We have been involved in the establishment of foundations and estate planning for art collectors, artists and gallerists; preparation of the legal documentation required to operate museums, galleries and art investment funds; sale, loan,
consignment and pledge agreements for individual artworks and collections; agreements with artists’ estates; terms for art collection management services and art advisory services; litigation concerning looted, stolen, forged or damaged artworks; advice and representation in all matters of the art auction business; art insurance advice and representation in claims handling and litigation; due diligence on art transactions; import and export matters related to artworks and cultural property; best practice in art transactions; representation regarding art-related legislation, such as protection of cultural property and copyright.
We have represented parties before state courts, arbitral tribunals, law enforcement authorities and the media in civil and criminal proceedings on artworks, art transactions and art projects, as well as copyright and other intellectual property disputes.
We regularly advise film studios, digital TV network providers and broadcasting companies in negotiation and drafting of media-related agreements, and represent them in court proceedings.
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