The prestigious Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España – IPCE), under the Ministry of Culture organization, has invited the director of this office, Antonio Pedro Rodríguez Bernal, to teach the Master Class “Preventive legal advice to administrations, individuals and operators in the Historical Heritage area”, part of the course.
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.
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.
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.