Olivier de Baecque

Attorney, Partner


Tél. + 33 (0) 1 53 29 90 00

Olivier de Baecque practices art law, in particular on behalf of artists or their successors in title, art galleries, experts, and collectors.

He has developed considerable expertise in complex civil and criminal law litigation relating to art law and the representation of artists’ estates.


Olivier de Baecque is one of only a handful of attorneys practicing art law to have studied art history and have a practical knowledge of the art market and its usages.


He also advises in relation to information technology (for entities active on-line, e-commerce retailers, search engines, advertising networks, and content providers) and on matters relating to the fashion industry, clothing, and design (for clothing manufacturers, producers of luxury goods, and designers).


Olivier de Baecque also acts on matters relating to unfair competition, advertising law, and trademark law.

He provides both advisory and litigation services.



Olivier de Baecque

L’adjudicataire défaillant en matière de ventes volontaires de meubles aux enchères publiques – Droit et Patrimoine Décembre 2016″

Olivier de Baecque

“Table ronde à Drouot”

Olivier de Baecque

“Recel des œuvres de Picasso: l’électricien avoue avoir menti”, “La Provence” Tuesday, November 1, 2016


  • Olivier’s skills as an attorney specializing in art law and in art market law are highly recommended by “Legal 500,” “Option Finances,” and “Décideurs Juridiques” in the practice areas designated as “Art Law,” “Intellectual Property,” and “Information Technology”
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA), member of the art law committee
  • Member of the scientific board of the “Juris Art etc.”, published by Dalloz
  • Member of the “Association Art & Droit”


  • Veil Jourde
  • Salans (now Dentons)

Academic Qualifications

  • Columbia University, NY, LLM, Fulbright Scholarship
  • Paris XII, Postgraduate degree (DESS) in EU law
  • Paris X Nanterre, Master’s degree
  • Ecole du Louvre, 1st and 2nd cycles, history of art and museum management


  • Ecole du Louvre – Master’s degree course, in charge of the Art Market Law seminar
  • Lyon III University – Master’s in art market law and taxation, teaching copyright law
  • Paris II University Panthéon-Sorbonne – Teaching continuing adult education courses on copyright law and art market law


  • English
  • French