Anne Laure Bandle


Anne Laure Bandle



+41 22 707 18 00


+41 22 707 18 11


French, English, German, Swiss German


Anne Laure Bandle advises individuals and corporations in all aspects of art law, copyright, contract law
and commercial law. She also practices law in matters related to private clients and foundations. 


Art Law Foundation (director)
Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM)
Le Club, Musée de l’Elysée (member of the Committee)
Association of Women in the Arts (member of the Executive Committee)
Geneva Bar Association

Education and Professional Experience 

2009 Center for Transnational Legal Studies, University of Georgetown (Certificate of Transnational Legal Studies)
2010 University of Fribourg (Bi-lingual MLaw)
2010 Teaching and Research Assistant, Art-Law Centre, University of Geneva
2014 Guest lecturer in art and cultural heritage law, London School of Economics and Political Science
2015 PhD in Law, University of Geneva, Professor Walther Hug Award
2015 Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions, University of Geneva
2015 Legal intern at a law firm in Geneva
2016 Lecturer in copyright and art law, University of Fribourg
2017 Geneva Bar
2017 Associate at Borel & Barbey


"La prolifération des faux sur le marché de l’art", Le Temps (2019), available online
"The Artist as Philanthropist: The Complex Role of Artists' Foundations"/"Der Künstler als Philanthrop: Die komplexe Rolle von Künstlerstiftungen", Expert Focus 3/2019 (2019)
"Œuvres d’art: les lourds enjeux de l’authentification", Le Temps (2019), available online
"Fair und gerecht? Bilanz und Lösungsansätze bezüglich der Restitution von Raubkunst in der Schweiz", in Peter Mosimann and Beat Schönenberger (eds.), Art & Law 2018, Stämpfli Verlag (2018)
Artists’ rights and responsibilities when authenticating their works of art – A comparative law analysis”, in Alessandra Donati, Rachele Ferrario and Silvia Simoncelli, Artists’ Archives and Estates: Cultural Memory between Law and MarketComparative Art Law Series Vol. 1, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane (2018)
"L'épineuse question de l'art spolié", Le Temps (2018), available online
"Switzerland", Pierre Valentin (contr. ed.), Getting the Deal Through – Art Law, Law Business Research (2018, with Arnaud Cywie)
"Risques et périls dans l'attribution des oeuvres d'art: de la pratique des experts aux aspects juridiques", Studies in art law vol. 27, Schulthess (2018, co-editor with Frédéric Elsig)
"'Sleepers' - la vente aux enchères d’œuvres d’art et d’objets de collection mal attribués sous le regard du droit suisse", in Anne Laure Bandle and Frédéric Elsig (eds.), Risques et périls dans l'attribution des oeuvres d'art: de la pratique des experts aux aspects juridiques, Studies in Art Law vol. 27, Schulthess (2018)
"Authentizitätsprobleme bei unvollendeten oder vom Künstler abgelehnten Werken"Art & Law 2017, Stämpfli Verlag (2017)
"Restrictions on the export of cultural property and artwork" (2017), International Bar Associationavailable online
"La technologie "booste" le marché de l'art", Le Temps (2017), available online 
"Les musées face à la pression financière", Le Temps (2017), available online 
"Les limites du plagiat artistique", Le Temps (2017), available online 
The Sale of Misattributed Artworks and Antiques at Auction, Edward Elgar Publishing (2016). With a foreword by Professor Pierre Tercier
"Quand les œuvres d'art se réveillent", Le Temps (2016), available online
"Street art, de la rue vers les salles de vente", Le Temps (2016), available online 
"Switzerland" in Bruno Boesch et Massimo Sterpi (éds), The Art Collecting Legal Handbook, Thomson Reuters (2016) (with Bruno Boesch and Michael Fischer)
"Annulation d’un engagement de vente aux enchères – attention aux clauses contractuelles", Art Law Magazine 1/2016 (2016)
"Le dilemme des prix garantis", Le Temps (2016), available online 
"Quel droit l'artiste a-t-il sur ses œuvres?", Le Temps (2016), available online 
"Fake of fortune? Art authentication rules in the art market and at court", International Journal of Cultural Property vol. 22 (2015)
"Le rôle complexe des fondations d'artistes", Le Temps (2015), available online 
"Peggy Guggenheim – When the Heirs and the Foundation disagree", art@law blog (2014), available online
 (with Pierre Valentin)
"Arbiters of Value: The Complexity and Dealer’s Liability in Pricing Art" in Pierre Gabus and Anne Laure Bandle (eds), L’art a-t-il un prix ? / The Art of Pricing the Priceless, Studies in Art Law vol. 25, Schulthess (2014)
"Reparation Art – Finding Common Ground in the Resolution of Disputes on Russian War Spoils and NaziLooted Art" in Hildegard Schneider and Valentina Vadi (eds), Art, Cultural Heritage and the Market, Heidelberg Springer (2014) (with Raphael Contel)
"Fakes, Fears, and Findings", Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) Journal 6 (2014)
"The Impact of Politics on Art Restitution Claims" in Marc-André Renold, Alessandro Chechi and Anne Laure Bandle (eds), La résolution des litiges en matière de biens culturels, Studies in Art Law vol. 23, Schulthess(2012)
"Alternative Dispute Resolution and Art-Law – A New Research Project of the Geneva Art-Law Centre", Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology vol.6, no. 1 (2011) (with Sarah Theurich)


Owning and Investing in Art, Executive Education Programme, University of Luxembourg and Christie's Education, March 2019, University of Luxembourg
Art Market and Due Diligence – Implementing the Obvious?, Kunstforum Zurich, October 2018, schwarzescafé, Löwenbräu Areal Zurich 
Sleeping Beauties vs. Vigilant Lawyers Legal issues around misattributed works of art, Appraisers' Association Art Law Day, October 2018, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York
Fair und gerecht? Bilanz und Lösungsansätze bezüglich der Restitution von Raubkunst in der Schweiz, Kunst & Recht 2018 / Art & Law 2018, June 2018, University of Basel, Art Basel
Inside art transaction due diligence. Demystifying the myth, Building an Art Market 2.0, Responsible Art Market (RAM) Conference, February 2018, artgenève, Geneva (chair)
The Art Market Strategy: Expert Advice on How to Enhance Value in a Collection, ART$UMMIT Ireland, November 2017, The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
Mapping a career in the artworld, Christie's Education Course, October 2017, Zurich
Appropriation Art: The Fine Line between a Copy and an Original Work, Images and Texts reproduced,  XIth International IAWIS/AIERTI Conference, July 2017, University of Lausanne
Unfinished and Disavowed Works of Art – Authentizitätsprobleme bei aufgegebenen Kunstwerken, Kunst & Recht 2017 / Art & Law 2017, June 2017, University of Basel, Art Basel
Opportunità e rischi nell’acquisto delle opere – le linee guida dell’iniziativa 'Responsible Art Market', Tra collezionsimo e mercato: Le regole del mondo dell'arte, Ticino Bar Association, June 2017, Lugano