Gert Jan van den Bergh is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, entertainment and commercial law. He is a founding member of the law firm of Bergh Stoop & Sanders and is a board member of several cultural institutions in the Netherlands. He teaches and writes regularly on issues relating to art law, ethics and policy. Gert Jan van den Bergh has litigated a wide range of art law and commercial disputes at both the domestic and international level since 1991. He has served as a deputy judge at the Amsterdam Court of Appeals, and has conducted legal training in postgraduate legal programmes. He was appointed to the original arbitration and mediation pools of the Court of Arbitration for Art in August 2019.
In general, Gert Jan van den Bergh handles cases with challenging questions surrounding authenticity, restitution, contract law and ownership issues. He gives an annual lecture at the International Association of Lawyers Congress and has given various lectures for Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the British Library Conference. He is a past board member of the Rembrandt House Museum, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta Orchestra, the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund and the Flemish Culture House De Brakke Grond, and is currently on the supervisory board of the Holland Festival.
Gert Jan van den Bergh’s educational background includes studying at the Ecole Normale Conservatory (Paris, 1984), Radboud University Nijmegen (JD, 1991) and Columbia Law School, New York (LLM, 1991).