Getting the Deal Through: Art Law 2020
Getting the Deal Through: Art Law 2020

The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Getting the Deal Through: Art Law 2020
  • Jurisdictions covered
  • Questions

Jurisdictions covered

The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:

China; Czech Republic; France; Germany; Italy; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; United Kingdom - England & Wales; USA - New York

Questions

The set of questions relating to the topic of Art Law and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:

  1. When does ownership of art, antiques and collectibles pass from seller to buyer?

  2. Does the law of your jurisdiction provide that the seller gives the buyer an implied warranty of title?

  3. Can the ownership of art, antiques or collectibles be registered? Can theft or loss of a work be recorded on a public register or database?

  4. Does the law of your jurisdiction tend to prefer the victim of theft or the acquirer in good faith of stolen art?

  5. If ownership in stolen art, antiques or collectibles does not vest in the acquirer in good faith, is the new acquirer protected from a claim by the victim of theft after a period of time?

  6. Can ownership in art, antiques or collectibles vest in the acquirer in bad faith after a period of time?

  7. Must the professional seller of art, antiques or collectibles maintain a register of sales?

  8. When does risk of loss or damage pass from seller to buyer if the contract is silent on the issue?

  9. Must the buyer conduct due diligence enquiries? Are there non-compulsory

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