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Art law

Art Law is a specialized and fascinating intersection between the world of visual arts and legal disciplines. This complex field requires a deep understanding of various legal matters, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, contract law and tax law. As the art industry increasingly goes digital and international, the legal questions and challenges are evolving and becoming more multifaceted than ever.

Art Law is not simply about understanding the legal text; it's about being able to navigate a complex landscape where legal considerations intersect with creativity, culture, business, and technology. With the Swiss art market being one of the most prominent globally, PBM Attorneys-at-law is uniquely positioned to provide expert advice and services in Art Law.

Our Expertise in Art Law

In the ever-evolving landscape of art, we recognize the importance of keeping abreast with all developments and trends. As trusted advisors in Art Law, we are proud to offer comprehensive legal services that span across different areas within this field. 

PBM's expertise includes :

1. Intellectual Property in Art: In the art world, the protection of intellectual property is paramount. We offer counsel on copyright issues and trademark protections. Our team is proficient in navigating these complex rights to ensure artists, galleries, and collectors are protected.

2. Art Transactions and Contracts: From purchase agreements to artist-gallery contracts, we facilitate smooth, legally sound transactions within the art world. We ensure that our clients' contracts are fair, clear, and enforceable, providing peace of mind and legal certainty.

3. Art-Related Tax Law: We provide advice on tax-efficient structures for art transactions, inheritance, and gifts. Our team stays abreast of the latest tax laws and regulations to minimize potential liabilities and maximize financial benefits.

4. Art Litigation: In case of disputes, our seasoned litigators have the expertise to represent clients effectively in court. We handle a range of cases, especially in contract disputes, providing robust and strategic advocacy.

5. Digital Art and NFTs: The emergence of digital art and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has added a new dimension to Art Law. We guide clients through these new legal terrains, providing advice on issues such as intellectual property rights, licensing, and contractual matters in the digital art space.

In charge

Lassana Dioum

Senior Partner

Rodrigue Sperisen

Senior Partner