Buying art

Buying art: which law determines the regime; what are the obligations of buyer and seller; when can a sale be undone; what is the role of the art advisor and the auction houses. All those involved have their own interests. Buying art is no sinecure. Independent advice is important for larger purchases and sales.

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Conformity examined

On 18 October 2017 the Court in Amsterdam ordered the seller of a collection of paintings to pay substantial damages to the buyer.   The court ruled that the seller must pay the buyer the difference between the amount paid for the collection and the value appraised by the court expert. A claim for lost profits was rejected.

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