Art and cultural heritage

Art and cultural heritage

Chiomenti’s dedicated team of professionals advises foundations, companies, public institutions, art galleries, auction houses, museums, artists and agents, as well as private collectors, art advisors, wealth managers and banks on art and cultural heritage law.

The practice is especially concerned with sale and purchase transactions, artworks’ imports and exports, authentication and appraisal, transfer and restoration of buildings under listed status, management of private and corporate collections.

Within the Wealth Management Business Unit, Chiomenti supports its clients in drafting and identifying the necessary contractual documentation to set up culture and art foundations and associations, and more generally with art assets and collections estate planning, including by setting up trusts and other specific instruments, combined from time to time.

In advising in the art and cultural heritage industry, Chiomenti ensures an exclusive, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach, providing a team of lawyers drawn from our tax, IP, administrative and criminal law practices, as they might be relevant on a case by case basis.