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Gert-Jan van den Bergh

Attorney-at-law (Partner)

+31 (0)20 620 22 88
+31 (0)6 22 48 96 26
Dutch, English, French, German

Working areas

Art Law, Intellectual property rights, Commercial contracts

About Gert-Jan van den Bergh

Active as an attorney since 1991 and one of the founders of Bergh Stoop & Sanders. Partner at Stibbe until 2004. In addition to intellectual property law, Gert-Jan focuses on all aspects of art law (restitution cases at home and abroad, authenticity, transactions and auctions). Due in part to an active lecture circuit and various publications, Bergh Stoop & Sanders has built up an internationally recognised reputation in this field.

Areas of focus

Restitution of looted art

Disputes surrounding transfer of art

Cultural governance and the Cultural Governance Code

Intellectual property law


Bergh Stoop & Sanders (2004 – today)

Deputy justice of the Court of Amsterdam (2006 – 2012)

Stibbe (1991 – 2004); partner (2000 – 2004)


Nijmegen Catholic University (graduated 1989

Columbia Law School, New York (LL.M Class ’91)

PAO teacher Nijmegen

Personal/ additional functions

Member of the Supervisory Board and Board of Governors Holland Festival

Board member of the Institute for Human Activities Foundation

Chairman Board Jan Pietersz. Huis Foundation

Former board member of the Rembrandt House Foundation

Former member of the board of Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Former member of the board of Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Amsterdam department

Former member of the board of the Flemish Cultural Centre De Brakke Grond Foundation

Music (graduated in piano, École Normale, Paris)

Register of jurisdictions

Gert-Jan is registered in the Register of Legal Practice Areas of the Netherlands Bar Association in the legal area of Intellectual Property Law and Civil Procedure. This registration obliges him to obtain ten training points per calendar year in each registered area of law in accordance with the standards of the Dutch Bar Association.


The Mobile Company gets acquired by Apadmi

Caspar Scholten

Crimean treasures awarded to Ukraine

Ukraine vs. four Crimea museums and the Allard Pierson Museum

Caspar Scholten has written another annotation for JOR (november 2016)