LAURA SÁNCHEZ GAONA

FOUNDER & HEAD OF LEGAL SERVICES | MADRID
As a lawyer, I have the privilege to be fully dedicated to one of my passions: art and cultural heritage. With international experience advising artists, collectors, professionals in the art market and cultural institutions. I am specialized in the export and import of cultural goods, restitution of looted works of art, underwater heritage, legal regime of ecclesiastical cultural heritage, international sales transactions and compliance programs adapted to the European art market.

Professional Career

CALIOPE ART LAW BOUTIQUE
Founder · Head of Legal Services

AYUELA JIMÉNEZ LEGAL, S.L.P.
Of Counsel Art & Cultural Property Law

RAMÓN Y CAJAL ABOGADOS, S.L.P.
Lawyer at the Art & Cultural Property Law Department

MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS (Madrid)
Legal researcher at the Acquisitions Department

ROYAL ACADEMY OF HISTORY (Madrid)
Legal researcher at the Antiques Cabinet

Teaching Experience

External Professor in the Title of “Specialist in Art MarketLaw”
Carlos III University of Madrid



Academic Background

Master’s degree in Art & Antiques Cataloguing and Appraisal
Alcalá de Henares University · Art & Antiques School

Law Degree
Complutense University of Madrid

Languages

English
Spanish

Publications

- SÁNCHEZ GAONA, Laura & PÉREZ HERNÁNDEZ, Javier: La prueba en los procesos de restitución de bienes culturales en "La tutela de los bienes culturales. Una visión cosmopolita desde el derecho penal, el derecho internacional y la criminología" Monografías Tirant lo Blanch, 2021.

- MATEU DE ROS, Rafael y SÁNCHEZ GAONA, Laura: Getting the Deal Trough. Spain Art Law. Lexology. Ediciones de 2018 y 2019.

- MATEU DE ROS, R. & SÁNCHEZ GAONA, Laura: Legal bases for the vindication of cultural property looted in war times in “Museo, guerra y posguerra”. Editing by Arturo Colorado Castellary. Proceedings of the International Congress Museum, war and post-war. Protection of heritage in wartime conflicts, Madrid, October 2019. Link