Founder and Managing Partner, Lambrecht Law Office
Lucie is an attorney focused on art and cultural property law, copyright, finance and commercial law. She is the founder and managing partner of Lambrecht Law Office, a Belgian law firm specialised in art and cultural property law which she founded in 2010 after a long career at two magic circle firms based in Brussels. Her law practice includes litigation and alternative dispute resolution in a wide range of art law and commercial disputes at both the domestic and international level.
Lucie has written various articles with collector related issues and speaks regularly on legal forums and symposiums. Her publishing activity includes articles concerning copyright, the protection of movable cultural property, international cultural property law proceedings, tax-advantageous art giving, musical heritage and besides company and financial law. She wrote the Belgian chapter of The Art Collecting Legal Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016).
Lucie is a substitute judge at the Court of Appeal of Brussels since 2014. She has also been trained as a mediator in commercial and civil matters at the Brussels Business Mediation Centre (BBMC). She is a member of Collections Legal, a pool of independent, senior, legal advisors to collectors, institutions, the trade, and to artists and their estates. Lucie was appointed to the original Arbitration and Mediation pools of CAfA in January 2020.
Lucie obtained a diploma in art law policy and management from the UK-based Institute of Art and Law of which she has been a member since 1996. She is also a member of the Dutch Vereniging voor Kunst Cultuur en Recht and the Swiss Art Law Foundation (Foundation pour le droit de l’art), furthermore taking vividly part in philanthropic activities related to art and culture.
Lucie’s educational background includes: a law degree (Licentiaat in de Rechten, 1996) at KU Leuven and a Master of Law degree (LL.M., 1997) at the London School of Economics. She speaks and works fluently in three languages (Dutch, French, English), has a good working knowledge of German and is also learning Italian.