Spain’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation Prevails at Trial to Keep Nazi-Looted Pissarro

Amelia Sargent published an article in the Spring 2019 edition of the American Bar Association Section of International Law: Art & Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter.

The article discusses the recent outcome of the Cassirer v. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation case. The case, which was litigated for 14 years before culminating at trial on December 4, 2018, involves rightful ownership of a painting that was taken by the Nazis during World War II and acquired by the Kingdom of Spain’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection (TBC) in 1993.

Amelia, who launched Willenken’s art, cultural, and educational institutions practice, has played a role in this case since its second appeal. At her prior firm, she submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the California Association of Museums in support of TBC, and at Willenken, she submitted an amicus brief in the district court on behalf of the Solicitor General of the Kingdom of Spain regarding the application of Spanish principles of adverse possession.

Read the full article beginning on page 4 here.

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