The firm


Founded in 2021, Corinne Hershkovitch’s firm specialises in art and cultural property law. This sector encompasses several areas of expertise, in particular those relating to cultural goods, their provenance and location, and their circulation on the market. It includes intellectual property law, contract law, criminal law and administrative law. The diversity of backgrounds and skills of the members of the team, who have a wealth of experience in both litigation and consultancy, means that they have total mastery of all these areas. In addition, they have in-depth knowledge of the art market and its players (artists, collectors, museums, dealers, intermediaries), a thorough understanding of the legal rules applicable to cultural goods and a high degree of international mobility, are as many assets on which Corinne Herskovitch’s firm relies on to assist the clients.

Cases are handled directly by Corinne Hershkovitch and her team in close collaboration with the client. The fees and terms of engagement of the firm are discussed and agreed upon with the client at the outset of the case. They are based on the rules in force within the Paris Bar and the needs expressed by the client.


Corinne Hershkovitch’s firm also boasts solid expertise at the international level. This international dimension is indeed crucial given the transnational nature of the art market, particularly regarding issues related to the relocation of cultural goods. This expertise is based on an in-depth knowledge of international conventions and the case law based on these conventions. Corinne Hershkovitch is also a member of the working group formed within the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) to work on orphan objects.

Provenance research and the art market

It has become a requirement for all those involved in the art market to take the necessary steps when acquiring a cultural object to ensure that it has a clear provenance. Indeed, the traceability of a cultural object remains the best way of ensuring its legality, especially when it is bought or sold. Provenance research is one way of meeting the obligation to carry out the due diligence required when acquiring a work of art. With this in mind, and in response to growing client demand, Corinne Hershkovitch’s firm places great emphasis on provenance research. It is involved in various training courses and participates in the publication of articles and books relating to provenance research, and has recruited an employee-doctor under the CIFRE (Conventions Industrielles de Formation par la Recherche) scheme, enrolled at the doctoral school of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) to write a thesis on the legal, ethical and deontological aspects of provenance research.)

The team

Corinne Hershkovitch

Corinne Hershkovitch was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1992.

She practises art law in the fields of the art market, provenance research, the circulation of cultural goods, the protection of cultural heritage and intellectual property.

Corinne Hershkovitch takes part in numerous conferences on her areas of practice, and regularly publishes books and articles. She is also involved in academic and university training.

Corinne Hershkovitch chairs the Association pour le Soutien aux Travaux de Recherche Engagés sur les Spoliations (Astres). It was founded in 2019 by Dominique Schnapper and Marcel Wormser.

Since 1995, Corinne Hershkovitch has been involved in numerous cases involving the restitution of Jewish property looted during the Second World War and the relocation of cultural property. As a result, she has acquired considerable expertise in the alternative or judicial resolution of disputes concerning the ownership and location of cultural property.

See Corinne Hershkovitch’s publications and interventions.

Léa Fouché

Léa Fouché has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2022. 

She holds a Master 2 in Art Market and Heritage Law (Université Paris II), a Master 1 in Business Law (Université Paris II), and a bachelor’s degree in both Law and Art History (Université Paris II and Université Paris I). 

She joined Corinne Hershkovitch’s firm in 2021 as an associate.

Publication by Léa Fouché :

La commission pour la restitution des biens et l’indemnisation de victimes de spoliations antisémites, 7 mars 2024.

Marie Duflot

Marie Duflot is a PhD student conducting her research in partnership with Corinne Hershkovitch’s firm and the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) – under a Convention Industrielle de Formation par la Recherche (Cifre).
Her thesis concerns the study of research provenance, and aims to make it an autonomous discipline.

She graduated from a University Degree in Research Provenance (Université Paris Nanterre) and from an LLM in Public international law (Leiden University). 

She has been the coordinator of the Astres association since 2021. 

Publications by Marie Duflot :

La recherche de provenance au sein du cabinet Corinne Hershkovitch, 9 avril 2024.

Le croisement de l’authenticité et de la provenance : problématiques et enjeux, 4 juin 2024.

Anatole Boudesseul

Anatole Boudesseul has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2023.

He graduated from a Master 2 in General Private Law (Université Paris II) and from a Master 1 Justice, Procedure and Trial (Université Paris I).

Anatole Boudesseul joined Corinne Hershkovitch’s law firm in 2023 as an associate. He is also an external associate in a firm of attorneys at the Conseil d’Etat and the Cour de cassation.

Publications by Anatole Boudesseul :

La nouvelle loi cadre sur la restitution des restes humains, un rendez-vous manqué ?, 6 février 2024

Le croisement de l’authenticité et de la provenance : problématiques et enjeux, 4 juin 2024.


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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