Thierry Calame of Lenz & Staehlin
Dr. Thierry Calame is an expert in intellectual property matters, with a particular emphasis in patent law. He has vast experience as counsel in patent, trademark, unfair competition and copyright litigation as well as IP and technology related arbitration, notably under ICC Rules and Swiss Rules. In addition, Thierry Calame advises on licensing, the intellectual property aspects of a wide range of other transactions as well as pharmaceutical law, including regulatory and advertising issues. He holds both a masters degree in chemistry and law. Thierry Calame is permanent lecturer at the University of St.Gallen and has published on a wide range of intellectual property topics. He is the Reporter General of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
Massimo Sterpi of Jacobacci & Associati
Massimo Sterpi of Jacobacci & Associati, born 1966, is a senior partner of the law firm Jacobacci & Associati, one of the leading firms in the field of Intellectual property in Italy, and manages its Rome office.
He has been recently awarded the prize as “Best Italian IP Lawyer of 2011” by Top Legal Magazine.
A passionate contemporary art collector, he developed an internationally recognised practice in art law, both in transaction and litigation, and is considered one of the best experts in this field at international level.
His clients involve major museums and art institutions, important living artists, artists’ estates and foundations, art critics and historians, and leading international collectors and art galleries. He is often consulted by the Government and Public Institutions on a variety of art law issues, wrote many articles on the subject, and spoke to over 100 conferences on art law worldwide.
He is the immediate past Chair of the Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee of the International Bar Association, member of the Legal Affairs Committee of ICOM (International Council of Museums), Mediator on Art and Cultural Heritage for WIPO/ICOM and member of the Advisory Board of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.
He is the co-editor of the intentional reference book “Copyright Litigation” published by The European Lawyer, covering over 30 jurisdictions.
Lenz & Staehelin
Switzerland’s largest law firm, stands for half a century of experience in business law. Solidly ingrained in the Swiss business community, the firm counts among its clients many of the world’s most successful and reputable companies, organisations and institutions, as well as individuals with interests in Switzerland.
Jacobacci & Associati
The firm is very active in the field of copyright and art law, assisting artists, museums and cultural institutions, collectors, critics, publishers and other stakeholders (including those involved in insurance, transport, and event organizers).
The assistance provided includes, for example, the drafting of contracts of all kinds with regard to exhibitions or publications, sponsorship agreements, sale of works agreements between artists and galleries or collectors, the creation of foundations, associations or committees, the resolution of issues regarding authenticity, the management of artist or collector heritage, donation of works to cultural institutions, import or export of artworks, the analysis of potential plagiarism or unauthorized reproductions, identification of the holder of rights which are to be acquired, as well as the management of all other disputes relating to the subject matter.