Co-Founder, Negri & Pueyrredon
Juan Javier is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright and commercial law. He was a founding professor at Universidad Austral (1995), where he has been teaching corporate conflicts for the past twenty five years. Javier has written extensively both in the area of corporate law and art law. In this particular area he is the author of “El dilema de Landet: ensayo sobre la destrucción y mutilación de la obra de arte y sus aspectos jurídicos” (included in Derecho del Arte–Anuario Iberoamericano 2015, Madrid, Civitas-Thomson Reuters, 2015), whose English translation appeared as “Landet’s dilemma: An Essay on the Legal Aspects of the Destruction and Mutilation of Artworks” (Art Antiquity and Law, Vol. XXIII, issue 3, October 2018) and “La puerta de Banksy: el error en la compraventa de obras de arte”, published as part of Derecho del Arte–Anuario Iberoamericano 2016, Madrid, Civitas-Thomson Reuters, 2016. This last essay earned him the 2016 Uría Meruéndano Art Law Award granted by the Fundación Uría, Madrid, Spain. He is also the author of the chapter about Argentina in The Art Collecting Legal Handbook, London, Thomson Reuters, now in its second edition. Javier has also written many articles about art law published on-line and spoken at several art meetings, including the MAXXI art museum in Rome and ARCO Fair in Madrid.
Juan Javier was, for two years (2016-2018), member of the Board of Directors of Argentina’s National Art Fund (Fondo Nacional de las Artes), a state-owned financial institutions specialized in financing and promoting artists and artistic projects.
In his private practice Javier represents museums, art foundations and Argentine and foreign artists. He is also involved in art litigation. He is an academician of the International Academy for Quality, fellow of the American Bar Foundation and member of the International Bar Association Art Law Committee. He is mediator and arbitrator of the Centro Empresarial de Mediación y Arbitraje, (CEMA, Buenos Aires), the Centro de Mediación y Arbitraje de la Cámara Argentina de Comercio y Servicios (CEMARC, Buenos Aires) and the Centro Iberoamericano de Arbitraje (CIAR, Madrid). Juan Javier was appointed to the original Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020.
Juan Javier holds a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires (1975) and a Master in Comparative Law degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in the United States (1978). He is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian and can understand written French and Portuguese.