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Culture and Art

Intervention in the complex world of works of art and cultural property calls for expert counselling.

Moreover, art financing and the granting of guarantees by way of repayment of loans also calls for specialist advice.

As a result of our extensive experience in this field, we at AddVANTE can offer complete legal support and tax planning assistance for all areas of art law.

How we can help you

National private law
Nuanced purchases and sales with pre-emption rights for the administration, limitations to the use and enjoyment of assets.

Criminal law
Contraband, crimes against historical heritage, crimes against intellectual property. Judicial actions before the contentious administrative, criminal and civil jurisdiction.

International private law
International purchases and sales, export and import of cultural property.

Administrative law
Sanctioning administrative proceedings, administrative intervention in preservation and restoration actions.

Insurance law
Insuring works of art, including transportation and handling.

Intellectual property law
Legal solutions following improper use of intellectual property, especially concerning works of living authors.

Art financing
Granting of guarantees by way of repayment of loans.

Money laundering prevention
Compliance with regulations and obligations in terms of money laundering prevention.

Negotiation of agreements and administrative formalities
Needed to obtain import and export permits for properties comprising Spanish historical heritage.

Fiscal policy and taxation

  • Fiscal implications of importing works of art.
  • VAT on imports or customs and excise.
  • Fiscal planning of inheritances.
  • Asset-based earnings or losses.
  • Unjustified increase in equity.


Jordi Tamayo
Partner of the Legal Department
   +34 93 415 88 77