ArtSecure is a boutique law firm based in Athens, Greece offering specialized advice on art and cultural property matters. Our mission is to build long-term relationships by offering solutions that allow our clients to maximize or regain the value of their art assets.

We represent Greek and international clients, professionals of the art market such as galleries, dealers and auction houses, as well as art collectors, artists, foundations and museums. Our services cover all aspects of art law:




commercial

  • Founding of art institutions

  • Acquisition, exploitation & protection of Intellectual Property rights

  • Gifting and inheritance of art

  • Art transactions (agency, sale & purchase, consignment, loan, confidentiality agreements & supporting documents)

  • Due diligence

  • Auction consignments

  • Online gallery & auctions terms of use

  • Art investment business entities

  • Handling funds through escrow

  • Artwork commissions

  • Artwork donations & donor restrictions on use or display of donated works

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regulatory

  • Endangered species

  • Compliance with Anti-Money Laundering laws

  • Import/ export, customs compliance and
    cross-border movement of art

  • National heritage laws

  • Trade law compliance for art and antiquities


dispute resolution

  • Fraud and authenticity disputes

  • Advice on the recovery of stolen art & cultural property

  • Defective title claims

  • Restitution claims

  • Intellectual property disputes


Legal Risk Assessment

Legal Risk Assessment for Museums & Art Collections -

ArtSecure's Legal Risk Assessment is an industry-first assessment of legal risks specific to art collections and management which aims to mitigate risks and enhance value. 

By adopting a risk-based approach, we are able to identify, assess and understand the legal risks to which an organization is exposed in order to take measures proportionate to those risks so as to mitigate them effectively.


about us

ArtSecure is a specialized art law group established in 2011 by Phoebe Kouvelas, responding to client demand for a set of integrated legal and advisory services in the area of art. In partnership with itnlaw & associates, a specialized corporate and banking law firm, our clients enjoy a unique combination of expertise in all matters involving art, from art as an asset class to the law on antiquities. 

Phoebe is an attorney-at-law (LL.M.) and also holds a degree (BA) in psychology. She speaks fluent English and Greek and has working knowledge of Spanish.

Before she was admitted to the Piraeus Bar Association in Greece, Phoebe gained work experience in Shipping Law with Sioufas Law Offices in Greece, as well as in Cultural Heritage Law with CLEC in Cambodia. 

our network

Many times, key to a successful outcome in an art law case is the selection and coordination of expertise from various fields. We use our international art market network to offer our clients the highest quality, tailored, non-legal counsel with respect to appraisals, authenticity, provenance research, conservation, acquisition consultation, collection management and forensic analysis.

 

our values

Nothing is standardized in art. Neither are our services.
We approach each case with an open, creative mind and deliver services of the highest quality, in a timely manner.


contact

Contact us to find out more.  

phone  +(30) 215 215 4404 (9am-7pm GMT)
email  info@artsecure.gr

ArtSecure
12, Dionisiou Areopagitou st.,
Athens, 10558, Greece