dtb Decker + Schmidt-Thomé

Comment: This Berlin firm is respected for its expertise in trust/charity law and art law. Provenance research, in which dtb partners with art historians, is a USP. The firm also advises international artists on German law. An associate trained as a mediator is now bolstering the practice; alongside litigation the team will thus be able to specialize in mediation, which is enjoying growing popularity among large families.
Strengths: Trust finance, art law.
Practice: All-round trust advice (regulatory law and corporate, also tax, often as an external legal department) as well as art and restitution law for artists, heirs, exhibitions/museums. Trademarks for core clients. (2 partners, 1 counsel, 2 associates)
Clients: ?? Lead Academy on management buyout from non-profit Mercator Trust; trust on retaining non-profit status; museum regarding donation of collections and artist estates; internationally active artist on estate structuring and trust setup.
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