Thanks to its clients’ trust and the stability of its teams, UGGC Avocats has been enjoying a significant and steady growth of its turnover and staff for over 20 years, without any cycle effect.
Since its creation in 1993, UGGC comprises lawyers from diverse backgrounds: associate professors of law, former general counsels, tax consultants, lecturers.
The quality of services provided by UGGC Avocats is regularly recognised by the best guides and directories on the market (The Legal 500, Chambers).
UGGC has, over the years, developed an extensive expertise in art market law, which is a rare occurrence in French law firms as art market law is, in France, multidisciplinary. Therefore, art market cases often require teams of several lawyers covering varied areas of law (civil law, public law, intellectual property law, cultural heritage law, property law, etc), all those fields of expertise being covered by UGGC.
In art market law, UGGC provides both counselling and assistance with litigation, for all types of client.
As a regular adviser to major public cultural institutions, the firm supports them in the conduct of their acquisition, rental, provision, insurance or management of works of art and cultural property.
UGGC Avocats also works for private institutions and foundations, auction houses, art galleries and collectors.
The firm intervenes in the negotiation and drafting of agreements and contracts relating to works of art and cultural goods: purchase and sale, contractual organisation of exhibitions and cultural events, international private and public law for the international works of art’s circulation (purchases, sales, loans, cross-border transfers), taxation and customs obligations on the art market, copyright, etc.
The firm is also regularly mandated for property, origin or authenticity litigations, as well as in the context of major inheritance disputes and art market operations (classification, prohibition on leaving the territory, copyright).
Finally, UGGC Avocats deals with cases relating to looted works of art.