Publication date: 13 November 2018
For decades specialists in art and law, Russell Advocaten has joined PAIAM, Professional Advisors to the International Art Market. Through this membership, we can offer our clients worldwide access to a network of highly qualified experts on the art market. This membership is also a sign of recognition of our services.
PAIAM is the organisation for independent advisers to the international art market. It is a networking platform for experts in the field of accounting, insurance, legal services and tax, and logistics and museum specialists. To ensure the independence of the experts, individuals with main profession as art dealers, consultants and advisers are excluded from membership, just like curators, appraisers, auctioneers and artists.
PAIAM was established in 2011 and currently has about 250 members. Russell Advocaten is the first Dutch law firm to join PAIAM. Through this membership, we can offer our clients worldwide access to a network of highly qualified experts on the art market. This membership is also a sign of recognition of our services, for which we are extremely grateful.
Would you like to learn more about what Russell Advocaten and PAIAM could do for you, as art dealer, collector, auctioneer, international art fair or museum? Or are you looking for a legal solution to a dispute about art and law? Please contact us:
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