November 15

Expropriation of cultural property: cases and peculiarities. New article at “Noticias Jurídicas”

Expropriation of cultural property: cases and peculiarities. New article at “Noticias Jurídicas”

El pasado 8 de septiembre de 2017 publicamos en el Portal “Noticias Jurídicas” el artículo “La expropiación forzosa de bienes culturales: supuestos y particularidades”, escrito por el director de este despacho, Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal. Este artículo aborda el procedimiento de expropiación aplicable a los bienes culturales, resaltando sus particularidades. El bien cultural y, especialmente, el.

November 5

Master Class at the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain

Last 30th September 2016, the director of this office, Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal, taught the Master Class “Preventive legal advice to administrations, individuals and operators in the Historical Heritage area”, part of the course “Transformations in the Spanish Historical Heritage Legislation” which took place at the headquarters of the Heritage School of Nájera -Escuela de Patrimonio de.

February 12

Interviewed in the Radio Programme “Más que Palabras” of Radio Euskadi on the discovery of the Spanish galleon “San José” in Colombian waters

The director of this Firm, Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal, was interviewed by Almudena Cacho in the Radio Programme Más que Palabras of Radio Euskadi on 27th December 2015. The lawyer answered to interesting legal issues arisen on ocassion of the recent discovery of the galleon San José, sunken by English ships in Colombian waters in.

March 15

Interviewed on Radio Nacional de España

The Director of this office, Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal, has intervened on 11th March 2015 on the radio programme “Esto me suena. Las tardes del Ciudadano García” of Radio Nacional de España -nationwide radiostation- on the ocassion of discussing the recent judgment held by the Madrid Appeal Court, Administrative Division (Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Madrid).

February 1

Towards an anti – cultural goods laundering regulation in the European Union

Towards an anti – cultural goods laundering regulation in the European Union

I. Introduction Some countries in Europe have a strong industry devoted to cultural goods. Particularly, United Kingdom attracts a meaningful number of all cultural goods transactions that take place in the world. The art market is a prime example of British achievement in a highly competitive global environment. Britain has 29% of the global art.

August 25

Taxation of Works of Art in Spain

In addition to being subscribed to a very special legal framework, one of the reasons to seek expert legal advice in operations relating to works of art and cultural heritage is taxation. The sale of works of art often has a transnational component, in which buyer and seller are of different nationalities and subject to.

January 21

Discovery of Artefacts by Chance

To read this article in Spanish, click here. In a previous post, we discussed the chance discovery of Antiquities within our legal system. We stated that both the discoverer and the owner had the right to a compensation equivalent to half the value that the legal evaluation should give to the item, which would then be.

January 17

Exportation of Cultural Goods

To read this article in Spanish, click here. Property which belongs to the Spanish Historical Heritage (Patrimonio Histórico Español o PHE) can not circulate freely around the world, even within the European Union, despite the existence of a single market and freedom of movement of people, goods and capital. The export of the goods, in the.

November 20

The Role of the Escrow Agent

Transactions on works of art of great value, though lucrative, are often a source of concern for all parties involved, who may not be sure if their efforts will come to fruition. In response to certain irregularities in these operations, a legal figure has appeared at the international level whose presence is increasingly desired in.

November 18

An Overview of Art Law

As one of the few Spanish law offices that specialises in Art Law, we can confirm that the intervention in the complex world of Works of Art and Cultural Goods  necessarily requires expert advice. In this field of expertise, several areas of practice are involved: Criminal Law (smuggling, crimes against Historical Heritage and crimes against.