Art Law


Art law encompasses questions relating to various areas of law such as sale of goods in the art trade, ownership, succession, and copyright for works of fine art and for works of applied art. Art law is also concerned with questions of restitution of “looted art”.

“Looted art” has featured more and more in the public debate in recent years. There have also been a number of restitution cases in Germany since the Washington Principles were signed on 3 December 1998.