Mara Wantuch-Thole joined dtb in 2013. She is an expert in art and cultural heritage law, where she is active in the restitution of cultural objects and Holocaust looted art. The focus of her practice also includes IP-law and all aspects of copyright and trademark law.
Mara is a member of Ifkur e.v.
Mara studied law at the University of Heidelberg, Hamburg and Berlin. She holds a Masters Degree (LL.M) from King’s College London and a PhD from King’s College and Humboldt University Berlin. She wrote her doctoral thesis on the “Cross-Border Enforcement of Claims to Misappropriated Cultural Objects” with Prof. Norman Palmer and completed a Diploma in “Art Policy and Management.”
Before joining dtb advocates, Mara worked as a managing assistant at the Institute of Art and Law (UK), as a legal council for the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, as well as for K&L Gates LLP as a member of their Telecom, Media and Technology practice group.
She read international art and cultural property law at KCL and German law as part of the Humboldt European Law School programme.
Mara teaches art law at Freie Universität Berlin (FU).
Mara speaks German, English and Polish, and has basic knowledge of French, Czech and Slovenian.