Emelyne Peticca

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Emelyne Peticca

Emelyne is an associate in the London office of Constantine Cannon LLP. She specialises in Art & Cultural Property Law and Commercial Dispute Resolution. Emelyne also assists teams in the Antitrust Litigation and Counselling group.

Within the Art & Cultural Property Law Group, Emelyne represents a broad range of clients, including collectors, galleries, auction houses and artists on a variety of domestic or international, contentious, non-contentious and regulatory matters.

Emelyne also has experience supporting high profile clients through various modes of dispute resolution including litigation, judicial review, arbitration or mediation.

She has presented at Christie’s Education London, the New College of the Humanities and Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London.

Prior to joining Constantine Cannon LLP, Emelyne interned in the Restitution Department of Christie’s London and separately gained experience in London City and Paris law firms.

Representative matters

  • Part of a team representing a small group of dealers and collectors to challenge the ban imposed by the Ivory Act 2018 by way of a judicial review and appeal.
  • Part of a team representing a leading gallery in the High Court and arbitration proceedings over claims brought by a high net worth family.
  • Part of a team representing a leading antique dealer over the sale and purchase of a Medieval artefact.
  • Part of the team advising a private equity group in relation to its acquisitions of Bonhams, an international auction house.


  • Legal Practice Course (obtained with Distinction), The University of Law, London.
  • MSc in Art Law and Business (obtained with Honours), Christie’s Education London.
  • Double Degree in English Law and French Law (obtained with Honours), King’s College London and  University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Emelyne Peticca's Publications & Speeches

Copyright law and Appropriation art: where is the line between artistic innovation and stealing

Examining the more recent court cases, Azmina Jasani and Emelyne Peticca highlight the tension between Appropriation art and copyright law in The Art Newspaper. Read...

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The Art Law Review: Recent Developments in the Art Market

The year 2020 has been one of uncertainty and challenge for the art market at least as much as for any other sector, with the...

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The Supreme Court considers the issue of Garden Ornaments under the Listed Buildings regime

On 20 May 2020, the Supreme Court of the UK handed down a judgment considering the categorisation as “listed buildings” of a pair of early...

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