Anne Laure Bandle is an attorney-at-law at the law fim Borel & Barbey in Geneva where she advises clients in matters related to works of art, entertainment, copyright, contracts, estate planning, foundations and trusts.
Anne Laure is a lecturer in copyright, art and entertainment law at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, a lecturer in art and philanthropy at the University of Geneva and a guest lecturer in cultural heritage and art law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Moreover, Anne Laure is the director of the Art Law Foundation, a foundation that aims to promote and coordinate the work and research in the field of art law. In particular, it supports the research and teaching activities of the Art-Law Centre.
Anne Laure is a member of the Task Force of the Responsible Art Market Initiative (RAM), the executive committee of the Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA), the UK board of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM), the board of Fotostiftung Schweiz as well as of the executive committee of the Photo Elysée (formerly Musée de l'Elysée) young patrons club.
She holds a PhD in law from the University of Geneva. Together with Marc-André Renold, she wrote a reference work on art law and cultural heritage law ("Droit de l'art et des biens culturels") published with Helbing Lichtenhahn in 2022. She is a regular speaker at international conferences and frequently publishes on matters related to her fields of expertise.
Anne Laure has been recognized as an expert in the field of art and cultural heritage law by Chambers and Partners each year since the beginning of the ranking in 2019.
Borel & Barbey
I joined Borel & Barbey as an associate in May 2017. I advise individuals and corporations in all aspects of art law, copyright, contract law and commercial law, and practice law in matters related to private clients and foundations.
The firm’s practice is particularly renowned for dispute resolution, company commercial work, banking and finance, and private client matters (trusts and estate planning). It has also developed a strong expertise in tax, corporate, finance and securities regulatory matters.
The firm advises major domestic and international clients as well as small successful companies and entrepreneurs for which it has the capability of leading complex transactions or of advising in day to day operations.
Borel & Barbey’s legal team includes more than forty lawyers and tax experts. Its offices are located in Geneva.
in Art, Philanthropy, Copyright & Cultural Heritage Law
University of Fribourg
University of Geneva
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Since 2014, I lecture cultural heritage and art law to LLM Students at the LSE. At the University of Fribourg I teach copyright and entertainment law to Master of Law students. In 2020, I launched a new course on cultural philanthropy and the law at the University of Geneva.
The LLM classes at the LSE address issues related to restitution, the protection of cultural property during war times, the art market and dispute resolution.
The course at the University of Fribourg focuses on artists' rights, and topical issues such as street art, photography, appropriation art, music, film and theatre.
The lectures on cultural philanthropy and law at the University of Geneva examine the issue from a cross-disciplinary approach, including history, legal structures, ethics, estate law, cultural heritage law, public-private partnerships and corporate social responsibility.
Art Law Foundation
Fondation pour le droit de l'art
I organise several conferences and events per year for the Art Law Foundation and edit the Art Law Magazine as well as a book series in Art Law - the Studies in Art Law, some of which in close collaboration with the Art-Law Centre Geneva, directed by Professor Marc-André Renold.
Established in Geneva for more than 20 years, the Art Law Foundation aims to promote and coordinate the work and research in the field of art law. In particular, it supports the research and teaching activities of the Art-Law Centre. The president of the Foundation's Board is Pierre Gabus.
The Art Law Foundation is the founding member of the Responsible Art Market (RAM) initiative.
Currently, the Art Law Foundation has over 500 active members and supporters from the legal and academic community, museums, auction houses, galleries, banks, logistics, and insurances.
Board Memberships in the Arts
PAIAM is a networking platform for professionals advising the art market. It aims to advance knowledge and learning of specialist subjects that are not directly art related but are relevant to art collectors and art businesses. Also, PAIAM undertakes research and makes suggestions and representations of a technical (strictly non-political) nature to governmental and other persuasive bodies to promote a better understanding of the foregoing and to improve the laws and regulations that apply to the international art market.
Fotostiftung Schweiz is a nationally and internationally active foundation dedicated to the medium of photography, its history and its significance in our time.
AWITA brings together inspirational women working in the arts to share contacts, mentor each other, collaborate and create a new kind of community. The network strives to ensure greater recognition of and support for the achievement of women in the art world; help create a market aimed at increasing the opportunities available; support collaboration to expand existing and to create new projects, encourage the next generation of young women interested in pursuing a career in the art world; and promote equal employment practices in the cultural sector and highlight the specific issues facing women.
Le Club of Photo Elysée (previously Musée de l'Elysée) is a patrons club of one of the world's leading museums entirely dedicated to photography.