Category: Judgements

Dr. Hannes Hartung, lawyer, and Dr. von Plehwe fight for an important ruling at the Federal Supreme Court.

A burglary is a nightmare for everyone. It is even worse when personal belongings that you have grown fond of are brutally stolen. The well-known German painter Hans Purrmann portrayed his wife in the beautiful work Frau im Sessel in Sorrento (Woman in an Armchair in Sorrento) in 1924 and later gave it to his daughter. Alongside this, the work was [...]

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Successful restitutions of looted and stolen art

Diana by Houdon and A Torah Array Return Home Attorney Dr Hannes Hartung was successfully involved in several restitutions in 2015. On 18 December 2015, the Republic of Poland celebrated the return of an important Diana by Antoine Houdon. Dr Hartung successfully secured the restitution with the Art Recovery Group and his Viennese colleague Dr Andreas Cwitkovits. Further reports [...]

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