Partner and Founder, Bergh Stoop & Sanders NV
Gert Jan is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, entertainment and commercial law. He is a founding member of the lawfirm of Bergh Stoop & Sanders and a board member of several cultural institutions in the Netherlands. He teaches and writes regularly on issues relating to Art Law, Ethics and Policy. He is the author of ‘When the Top of the Class calls it quits’ published by Schleuen Verlag. Gert Jan is a frequent speaker and has published extensively on issues related to art restitution and art authentication issues.
Gert Jan’s law practice has included arbitration and mediation since 1991. He has litigated a wide range of art law and commercial disputes at both the domestic and international level. He is a member of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) and has served as a panel member during numerous conferences of this association. He has served as a deputy judge at the Amsterdam Court of Appeals, and has conducted legal training at post graduate legal programs. He was appointed to the Arbitration pools of CAfA in January 2020.
He is past Board member of several cultural institutions in the Netherlands including the Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam Sinfonietta Orchestra, Prins Bernhard Culture Fund and Flemish Culture House De Brakke Grond and currently on the Supervisory Board of the Holland Festival.
Gert Jan van den Bergh’s educational background includes: Ecole Normal Conservatory (Paris - 1984), Radboud University Nijmegen (J.D. 1991); Columbia Law School New York (LL.M 1991).
He speaks Dutch, English, German, French.
Jurisdiction: Netherlands and U.S.A.