Sectors

Art, Entertainment & Sports

In today’s world of art, entertainment and sports, agreements are no longer made by handshake. The sector has attained pre-eminent economic importance and is thus vulnerable to corruption and unfair practices – or accusations of such behaviour. Issues relating to the protection and exercise of rights, the insurance of risks, economic efficiency and risk allocation, together with those of compliance, must be debated and regulated on a broad scale.

Our team has a broad range of skills and experience in advising individuals as well as public and private institutions in the domain of art, culture and sports. Artists, event producers, museums, galleries, collectors, entertainment producers, organisers, marketers and sponsors benefit from our comprehensive range of services. Our expertise is not only designed to serve professionals but also private and pro bono activities. The lawyers at Walder Wyss play leading roles in numerous institutions and consequently have a rich array of resources and experience at their disposal.

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Our key areas of activity are:


  • Advising on all matters and issues relating to copyright and protection of intellectual property
  • Clarifying legal issues and drafting contracts in connection with events, exhibitions, festivals and conventions
  • Providing support in the drafting of contracts for sponsoring activities
  • Executing commercial transactions (art dealing and auctions, rights marketing)
  • Assisting with recording, publication, management and distribution agreements for musicians and orchestras, and advising on alternative marketing channels
  • Drafting agreements with artists and event producers (performing arts) or art dealers (visual arts)
  • Providing advice relating to the personal rights of celebrities
  • Providing advice on lending, insurance and transportation of artworks
  • Conducting risk analyses (loss or theft, but also the scope and limitations of rights and entitlements)
  • Overseeing loans of artworks
  • Setting up art and cultural foundations, and developing marketing structures

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