On 16 July 2019, the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam ("the Court") rendered an interlocutory judgment in the proceedings regarding the "Crimean artefacts"
Welcome at Oostwaard
Oostwaard is the firm of Roelof van Holthe tot Echten, a lawyer for almost 40 years. For many years he was a partner in one of the larger law firms. Since 2001, he has his own firm and represents a personal but adequate approach to his clients.
Roelof is best known for his work in the field of art, culture and restitution cases. He has successfully recovered hundreds of works of art that were stolen from art dealers such as Jacques Goudstikker during the Second World War. The Dutch government had owned these works of art for over fifty years. After more than ten years of perseverance, intensive research and litigation, the works of art were returned. He is very active in archival research, publishing and giving lectures in the field of Art Law.
He regularly publishes in his blog on art law with the appropriate name 'The back of the painting'. This blog offers an accessible insight into legal aspects of Art & Law.