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COBALT Shares its Expertise in the Field of Art Law


Riga Graduate School of Law starts to organize an intensive art law training course with the first seminar on “Cultural heritage and art law: Seminar No.1 for practitioners” to be held  on 26th of January in Riga.  The experts in the field from Lithuanian, Latvian and Swedish state and academic institutions will share their experience in the first part of training courses.

Viltė Kristina Steponėnaitė, Senior Associate and Head of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Data Protection practice at COBALT Lithuania is one of the speakers at the event. She develops the art law practice in the Baltic countries, advise artists, collectors, agents, galleries and and other art market participants on protection of their interests. She also  regularly gives lectures for the creators and art professionals.

This time Viltė Kristina will review the major legal disputes concerning the authenticity of artworks in 2016-2017 and give advice on what clauses to include in the artworks sale-purchase agreements.

The course builds on the initiative of the successful intensive course on “Introduction to Art Law in the Baltic-Nordic Region” held in the summer of 2016, which was dedicated for students, however attracted lots of attention from professionals as well. Based on this, the set of courses is designed to attract a wider audience in order to raise the general society’s level of awareness of art law.

Late last yearRiga Graduate School of Law together with eight Nordic and Baltic countries universities also created a website for art market professionals, lawyers, law students and other persons interested in art and cultural heritage law.

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