Friederike Gräfin von Brühl
Friederike Gräfin von Brühl has over ten years of experience in advising national and international clients in the art world and other creative markets such as the luxury, entertainment, media and technology industry.
Having studied law and art history as a scholar of ‘Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes’ in Freiburg, Bonn and Paris, she wrote her doctoral thesis on the market power of art experts at Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. She teaches art law at Freie Universität Berlin and contributed the German chapter to The Art Collecting Legal Handbook, 2nd edition, Sweet & Maxwell, 2016.
Her clients include artist estates, auction houses, art dealers and galleries, art-related online platforms, trusts and foundations as well as art museums and other cultural institutions. As a partner of K&L Gates LLP, together with her multi-disciplinary team, she covers a broad range of experience, from transactional advice to copyright and IP/IT litigation as well as legal advice in areas such as cultural heritage law, trusts and estates as well as tax law. She has helped numerous clients to set up their German corporate and tax structure and has litigated dozens of disputes regarding art forgeries, complex ownership and cultural heritage issues in German courts. She has advised clients in major art-related litigation matters in Germany, including the Beltracchi art forgery scandal and the Munich art trove of the Gurlitt collection.
She is recommended by Best Lawyers/ Handelsblatt, as a leading practicioner in the area of art law.