艺术与文化财产法

Art And Cultural Property

Art & Cultural Property Law in Malta

Regulating property with cultural significance, Art and Cultural Law is a blend of various laws and regulations guarding a multi-faceted industry that addresses the rights of a wide range of individuals, be it artists, art collectors, auctioneers, museums and owners of art work, financiers or insurers.

This widespread coverage of industries inevitably touches upon various legislations including intellectual property laws, insurance law, corporate law, tax law and trusts and estate planning laws.

Recent case law from Maltese and European Courts have increased the awareness of the degree of protection that the local and international frameworks for Intellectual Property gives to artistic, musical, film and literary works as well as the creation of symbols, designs and phrases, inventions and processes. Besides very important elements of Intellectual Property Law, the Art & Cultural property practice group also deals with estate planning and succession matters and contractual aspects of transactions for this particular and discerning client base.

Our Art & Cultural Law Practice

Beyond the sentimental value of art work, legal issues pertain to the Art and Cultural Property Law industry with individuals and legal entities being required to comply with the applicable local, EU or international legislation on tangible or intangible cultural property.

Zealous and creative about cultural property and the arts, the main aim behind this specialised practice group is to provide the creative market with practical advice in ‘a one-stop-shop’ fusion of services. Our knowledge goes beyond traditional intellectual property law aspects to cover other aspects of law that relate to this area from the drafting and negotiation of agreements to planning of estates and wills, dealing with counterfeit goods, litigation and the resolution of disputes. This inevitably means that Chetcuti Cauchi experts from other practise groups are brought together to form this unique blend of lawyers and industry specialists that can service the client form a holistic point of view.

Our services include:

  • acquisitions, disposals and loans of art and artefacts
  • agency and partnership agreements
  • charities and foundations
  • contract drafting and negotiation
  • copyright, moral rights and related rights
  • dispute resolution especially in cases of defective titles & provenance
  • import/export or art and artefacts
  • intellectual property planning
  • insurance planning
  • provenance, title and ownership issues
  • tax planning and wills
  • trusts and estate planning

Our Art & Cultural Property Lawyers

Chetcuti Cauchi’s Art and Cultural Property Law team assists collectors, designers, artists, auction houses, museums, investors, fund managers, insurers, art historians, and owners of tangible and intangible art or cultural property.

Individuals, private and public bodies turn to Chetcuti Cauchi for advice on tax and funding, commercial arrangements, protection and promotion of intellectual property rights, provenance and clearing of title as well as for employment issues and property matters. Our lawyers seek to alleviate the obligations and responsibilities associated with this area into a lifetime passion where art and cultural property are protected, financially planned and protected.

 

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Perfect profile for servicing private client needs, with a very high level of professional services and quick reaction to queries. One of the best providers to work with in Malta


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Dr Silvana Zammit

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