Art Law

Switzerland is one of the main centers for the international trade of cultural goods; in 2005, it adopted the Cultural Heritage Protection Act to meet the objectives of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural. The Cultural Heritage Protection Act regulates the import of cultural goods into Switzerland, its exportation and its repatriation. It serves as a contribution to the preservation of heritage and prevents illegal trade of cultural property.

Our senior partner Benno P. Hafner is advising museums, auction houses, galleries, art dealers and individuals as art collectors in all their issues around art, being it in the conducting of art transactions, the sell and buy of art works, certification about the authenticity of art works, rules and laws in import or export of art works, or issues about free port ware houses.

Art Law

Switzerland is one of the main centers for the international trade of cultural goods; in 2005, it adopted the Cultural Heritage Protection Act to meet the objectives of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural. The Cultural Heritage Protection Act regulates the import of cultural goods into Switzerland, its exportation and its repatriation. It serves as a contribution to the preservation of heritage and prevents illegal trade of cultural property.

Our senior partner Benno P. Hafner is advising museums, auction houses, galleries, art dealers and individuals as art collectors in all their issues around art, being it in the conducting of art transactions, the sell and buy of art works, certification about the authenticity of art works, rules and laws in import or export of art works, or issues about free port ware houses.