We have been advising art market clients for over 100 years. Past partners have held positions as trustees of the National Gallery and the Tate. We set up the Art Fund and the Courtauld Institute. Today we act for a diverse range of clients across the market including:
We advise on an equally diverse range of matters:
- acquisition and disposal
- agency and commission agreements
- art funds
- attribution and authenticity disputes
- criminal law
- corporate strategy and investment
- droit de suite
- export licensing
- finance and security
- intellectual property
- internet trading
- regulatory and compliance including EU regulation
- stolen and looted art
- tax and VAT
- terms of business
- title disputes.
We sponsor exhibitions both at our own offices and externally and provide pro bono advice to young artists, students and start up gallery ventures. This includes workshops for students at the Royal College of Art, a long-standing client. "All I can say is that we are very appreciative and thrilled that, law-wise, we are in such good hands." (Leslie Waddington)
We are ranked as experts in art and cultural property by both Chambers and Legal 500.
"They have people who genuinely have art world epxerience" and "their work is excellent".
Chambers UK 2017