© Olivier Mosset, None of your goddam business, 1986, Photography Wuales / Alessandro D’Angelo

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. 


CV VC AG, July 2021

Swiss Digital Asset and Wealth Management Report 2021

Maerki Baumann & Co. AG, April 2021

Schöne neue digitale Kunstwelt?

SRF "ECO", 25. May 2020

“Covid-19 trifft die Kunstwelt”

Latest Events

"Digitalisierung im Kunstbereich"

Maerki Baumann & Co. AG

Livestream Panel Discussion with Mark van Huisseling (moderator), Dr. Carole Schmied-Syz, Sabine Schaschl und Prof. Dr. Dirk Boll

Event Date: June 15, 2021

"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

Latest Rankings

We are very pleased to announce that our law firm has been named “TOP LAW FIRM 2021” by the leading Swiss business magazine BILANZ and the daily newspaper Le Temps. For this purpose, more than 7,300 lawyers, about 900 in-house lawyers, the heads of the legal departments of the 500 largest companies in Switzerland as well as clients of law firms were invited to participate in the survey. The data collection for the study was conducted by the independent research and market study institute Statista.


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