CONTOUR GOES BEYOND THE LAW: WE CONNECT, GUIDE AND CREATE
Contour is a different kind of law firm: we guard the contours of our clients’ interests with the focus on the required level of contrast and context. We know that lawyering is more than arguing.
Oliver Lenaerts is deeply experienced in the field of artlaw and the business of art. He is regularly asked to address a professional audience and has published numerous relevant academic articles on art law matters. He provides a range of specialized services to clients doing business in the art market including papering sale and purchase transactions for artworks for collectors, gift and consigment transactions on behalf of museums, art financings and leasings, artist-dealer representations as well as advising on pre-sale authentication due diligence and other regulatory due diligence (anti-money laundering, financial disclosure rules and antitrust compliance), IP clearing issues and litigation, royalty payment filings with tax authorities and setting-up not-for profit organisations or foundations and other estate planning structures for artists.
Running a company or not-for profit requires a wide ranging expertise along with stamina and focus to counter competition and/or regulation and rapidly changing technology. At Contour we are dedicated to our clients’ long term success advising them on everything from day-to-day legal issues (e.g. setting -up trade term structures) to the most complex corporate transactions including restructurings, raising capital and mergers and acquisitions. We have also an extensive legal expertise in the drafting and negotiation of a broad range of business contracts. We rely on an extensive network of law professionals who can assists in carrying out these processes.
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