We advise on all aspects of the art market in Switzerland and abroad, in particular art lending and finance, import, export and customs regulations.

Lenz & Staehelin advises museums, private collectors, art galleries, auction houses, artists and financial institutions in Switzerland and abroad on all legal aspects related to the art market and in particular art lending and finance, sale, purchase and consignment of artworks, organization and sponsoring of art exhibitions, protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights, donation or bequest of art collections, dispute resolution and tax advice. We have a strong practice in art lending and the taking of art collateral, ranging from a single piece of artwork to major and diverse art collections. Lenz & Staehelin also advises on the import, export and custom regulations in Switzerland and how Swiss cultural heritage law impacts on the art market.