Charities & Foundations, Contracts & Commercial law, Intellectual Property, Loans of Art, Mediation, Philanthropy, Restitution, Wealth Planning
Silvia has a broad expertise in the sector of art law. She regularly assists banks, family offices, High-Net-Worth Individuals handling important family art collections, cultural foundations and charities, archives, museums, modern and contemporary art galleries, art publishers, artists, designers and photographers in connection with the protection, circulation, management and valuation of artworks and art collections. She is currently involved, among others, in: setting up a third generation (digital) museum located in Venice; protecting a leading Milanese public museum’s image and trademark; executing several agreements between the Italian Ministry of Culture and sponsors or donators; finding a complex settlement agreement between art galleries of the primary market and the Italian collecting society (droit de suite); assisting private clients in selling and buying artworks and managing their art collections around the world (loan agreements, etc.); setting up a mediation service in the field of art (ADR Arte) of the Arbitration Chamber of Milan.
In the past, among others, she assisted a number of foreign museums for the return of cultural objects to Italy and leading fashion designers for the sponsorship of the restoration of Italian historical monuments.
She also provides art advisory services for the main Italian-based banks (such as Allianz Bank Financial Advisors S.p.A.), and manages fund raising projects for the art world dealing with Italian and foreign institutions and corporations.
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Art and cultural property law