Dr. Karolina Kuprecht, LL.M.

Kooperationspartner in der Schweiz. Kein Mitglied oder Partner von THEMIS Hartung & Partner.

Karolina Kuprecht is an attorney-at-law in Zurich, Switzerland and works in the fields of civil law, trade and IP law, cultural property, cultural heritage and art law.

She studied law at the University of Zurich and the University of Leiden (lic.iur. 1997) and at the University of California Los Angeles (LL.M 2002). She took the Swiss bar (2002) and worked for several years in a commercial law firm in Zurich and Zug. In 2008, she joined the i-call research centre at the University of Lucerne, where she served as a researcher and alternate leader in the i-call research project „International Trade in Indigenous Peoples‘ Cultural Heritage: Legal and Policy Issues.“

During this three-year project, she co-edited a book under the same title (which included contributions from several IPinCH researchers), finished her PhD on „Indigenous Peoples‘ Cultural Property Claims: Repatriation and Beyond,“ published articles, and was bestowed with the Swiss UNO Academia Award. Since March 2013, she has been working on a new trans-disciplinary research project on certified trade with Indigenous peoples.


  • Neues Kunst, neues Recht, zusammen mit Matthias Weller, Nicolai Kemle und Dreier (Hrsg), Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014
  • Indigenous Peoples‘ Cultural Property Claims: Repatriation and Beyond, Heidelberg Cham: Springer, 2014 (Doctoral Thesis)
  • International Trade in Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Legal and Policy Issues, zusammen mit Christoph B. Graber und Jessica Lai (Hrsg), Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012

Regelmässige Referate und Schulungen an Universitäten in der Schweiz (Universität Luzern, Universität Bern) und im Ausland (University of British Columbia)


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