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Firm Profile

Ritter & Partner Rechtsanwälte was founded in 2000 by Dr. Andreas Ritter with the intention of building a personal and lean structure that deals with the diverse practical problems of the art market and other creative industries and offers tailored solutions for demanding mandates. The result is a partnership which incorporates know-how and expertise, international experience and a global network of contacts in art, culture, business and public life

Ritter & Partner’s key values are the high standards of professionalism, personal and solution-oriented client management, independence, integrity, reliability and discretion. Ritter & Partner has access to an interdisciplinary network of international correspondents and specialists in the fields of law, finance, logistics, insurance, taxes, etc., which can be accessed depending on the case constellation.



The cancellation of art fairs, live auctions, openings and other events has brought about dramatic changes in the national and international art market. The ongoing protection concepts and travel restrictions severely affect art dealing and collecting.

Ritter & Partner Rechtsanwälte offers support in connection with numerous new questions and legal challenges that have arisen since the COVID-19 crisis in the art and cultural sector.This may include support in the context of digital trading models, online due diligence, consumer and buyer protection and complex cross-border transactions. 


SRF "ECO", 25. May 2020

“Covid-19 trifft die Kunstwelt”

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 12. June 2015

Appropriation Art gehört ins Museum, nicht in den Gerichtssaal

Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 13. June 2016

“What would Bob do?”

Latest Events

"That Was Then - This Is Now" - neue Handelsmodelle im Kunstmarkt

Conference Swiss Art Market Association (SAMA) 2019 

Presentations and Panel Discussion with Stefan Kobel (Art Market Journalist), Larkin Erdmann (Art Dealer), Llucià Homs (Talking Galleries) and Giorgio Pace (NOMAD).

Event Date: October 22, 2019

"Do Galleries Really Have to Grow or Go?"

Art Market Conference Modul III

Art Talk with Alain Servais and Vanessa Carlos.

Event Date: June 9, 2019

"The Art Market and New Tech. Smokescreens or Real Opportunities?"

Art Market Talk Module II

Presentation and Panel Discussion with mit Stefan Simchowitz, Daniel Dubrovkine (CTO Artsy), Aparna Rao (Pors & Rao), Alexandre Catsicas (Artym) and Antione Verdon (blockfactory.com). Moderated by Nicolas Galley (EMAMS, UZH).

Event Date: March 7, 2019


Ritter & Partner Rechtsanwälte
Höschgasse 28
Postfach 3226
CH-8034 Zürich
+41 44 269 66 88