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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

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