Friederike Gräfin von Brühl


+49 30 220 029 411

K&L Gates LLP

Markgrafenstrasse 42
10117 Berlin


Friederike Gräfin von Brühl has over fifteen 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.

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 disputes in Germany, including the Beltracchi art forgery scandal, the Gotha art theft, 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 and recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in Berlin for the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers.

She teaches art law at Freie Universität Berlin and contributed the German chapter to The Art Collecting Legal Handbook, 3rd edition, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023. 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.