Founder & Managing Director
As a former art gallery director & corporate M&A lawyer, Laurens founded Art Law Services in 2013 - integrating his love of art, his legal training and his knowledge of international business.
Since then, Laurens has been lecturing on legal issues in the international art world around the globe, and writes frequently on this subject.
LL.M, University of Amsterdam, 2008
Chinese language and culture, Tsinghua University Beijing, 2010
Mediation training program, 2021
Chair, Society of Art, Culture and Law (Vkcr)
Member, Royal Asian Art Society in the Netherlands (Kvvak)
Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association
Member, Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Member, Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM)
Contributer, The Responsible Art Market Initiative (RAM)
Legal Board Member, Royal Industrial Club Amsterdam (KIGC)
Legal Committee Member, Art Identification Standard (AIS)
Lecturer, Sotheby's institute of Art (Hong Kong and London)
Lecturer, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Lecturer, Christie's Education (Hong Kong)
Registered Arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA)
2023: Christie's Education Asia, Hong Kong
2023: Royal Association fine art and antique dealers, Netherlands
2023 Inter Pacific Bar Association, Dubai
2022: Industrial Club, Netherlands
2022: National Artist Association, Netherlands
2022: Return to the source: Artists Resale Rights, Netherlands
2022: Podcast the last supper
2021 Inter Pacific Bar Association
2021: Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2020: National Art Gallery Association, Netherlands
2016: Sotheby'snstitute of Art, London
2015: Sotheby's institute of Art, Hong Kong
2015: Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong
Marketing & Communications
Marketing & Communications
With knowledge and experience in the art sector, Lesley is currently pursuing her Bachelor in Media and Communication studies at Hogeschool Utrecht after studying Arts and Culture Studies at Erasmus University
Gaby graduated from The Hague University with a Bachelor's degree in
Her eagerness to dive into the art sector led to various positions in the art world before joining ALS.
Dameni is in her Bachelor’s of Communication Science at the
University of Amsterdam. With a passion for art and perspective on studying Arts after graduating, she is excited to get more experience in the art law community.
After completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Communication Studies at the University of Waikato, NZ, Lucy worked as a commercial lawyer for four years before returning to university to complete a Graduate Diploma in Art History.
Lucy most recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate course in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection through the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art.
Clara was introduced to art law at Maastricht University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws. Growing up in one of the historical and artistic hubs in France, she was immersed in art from a very young age. Following her internship at ALS she will be pursuing a master’s degree in Art History or Intellectual Property in Paris; “my career goal is to balance art and law”