Art and cultural property law - General

We are delighted to see once more our chapter Belgium published in the third edition of The Art Collecting Legal Handbook, which is out since December 2023.
The Art Collecting Legal Handbook
Third Edition
Edited by Bruno W. Boesch and Massimo Sterpi

The Art Collecting Legal Handbook, now in its third edition, is a cross-border legal guide to the ever-changing maze of rules and regulations when acquiring, moving, and sharing works of art and antiquities.
This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, and features three thematic chapters which analyse recent market trends, the development of NFTs and their reception in the art market, and the application of indirect tax. Subsequent, national chapters cover topics such as legal remedies against fakes, forgeries and counterfeits, import and export restrictions, sanctions and the rules and practices of cultural institutions and museums. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the Handbook examines the legal framework governing the collection, preservation, and promotion of cultural goods of over 25 countries around the world, written in a user-friendly question-and-answer format which allows for easy cross-jurisdictional reference.

For further information see on the Edward Elgar Publishing website


Our contribution “Art Law: Belgium” to Lexology In-Depth(*): Art Law - Edition 4(**) is now available via the In-Depth section of the Lexology platform using the following link:

Our content is interactive and searchable using Lexology’s main Boolean search, granular research hubs, and AI-powered search tool.  


(*) In-Depth (formerly The Law Reviews) provides analysis of global legal issues and their commercial implications, written by thought leaders at the world’s top law firms. In-Depth’s editors are internationally renowned specialists in key practice areas and industries, while their network of practitioners includes more than 1,200 law firms covering over 80 areas of law. By bringing these experts together, In-Depth acts as an essential information tool helping in-house counsel, governments and corporate officers to look beyond their own borders and explore strategic solutions in foreign jurisdictions.

(**) Art Law

Editors: Lawrence M Kaye and Howard N Spiegler

Kaye Spiegler PLLC

In-Depth: Art Law (formerly The Art Law Review) is a unique global overview of this dynamic and growing area of legal expertise. With a focus on recent trends and developments in key jurisdictions worldwide, it examines a wide range of topics including art disputes; fakes, forgeries and authentication; art transactions; artist rights; trusts and foundations; and much more.

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