Our Art & Cultural Property Practice Group

Art Law & Cultural Property Law

Artists, institutions and collectors all seek out the specialist support available from Chetcuti Cauchi. Whether you are looking to protect your copyright, certify authenticity or manage commercial arrangements, Chetcuti Cauchi Art & Cultural Property Law team can help.

Legal issues pertaining to the protection of, and disputes involving cultural property have grown exponentially as a result of a range of factors, such as, increased international publicity and co-operation and the high value (both monetary and sentimental) of artworks and photographs in the present climate.

Chetcuti Cauchi has long been known for its work for museums, rights organisations, collecting societies, dealers and artists. Individuals, private and public bodies turn to the team for advice on tax and funding, commercial arrangements, protection and promotion of their intellectual property rights, provenance and clearing of title, employment issues and property matters. Chetcuti Cauchi lawyers are also regularly asked to advise on the recovery of stolen and looted items of cultural property.

Typical clients range from artists, art collectors, auctioneers, designers, museums to exhibition space owners on all legal matters arising from collecting and transacting in art and cultural property.