Areas of expertise

Acquisition and sale of cultural property

Whether at private treaty sales or auctions, the firm assists art market players at every stage of the acquisition or sale of cultural property: due diligence required at the time of purchase, drafting of agreements, transport, insurance, assistance in applying for an export certificate, loans. He can also assist with disputes relating to the cancellation of a sale.

Cultural heritage law

In the area of cultural heritage law, the firm can help you with all procedures relating to the classification and declassification of historic monuments and national treasures. We also have the necessary skills to assist public cultural institutions with all their legal procedures.

Contract law

The firm assists players in the art market in their contractual relations. It assists artists and gallery owners in drawing up contracts for the production of works. It also assists creators in all matters relating to copyright.

Criminal law

The firm’s expertise also extends to criminal law in the art market, particularly concerning forgery, fraud, handling of stolen goods, theft, destruction, or degradation of cultural property. More generally, the team at Corinne Hershkovitch’s firm can intervene in criminal proceedings related to the fight against the trafficking of cultural goods.


Corinne Hershkovitch assists victims or their beneficiaries in their claims (for cultural goods, bank assets or business assets) with a view to restitution or compensation, in particular with the Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation (CIVS).

Since 1995, Corinne Hershkovitch has been involved in numerous cases involving the restitution or relocation of cultural property. She has thus acquired extensive expertise in the alternative or judicial resolution of disputes regarding the ownership and location of cultural property, both at the national and international levels. The firm has also had a provenance researcher since 2023.


Téléphone : +33 (0)1 88 40 22 30

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Adresse : 320 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris

Linkedin : Cabinet Corinne Hershkovitch

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