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 & Counselling Group.

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

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

Emelyne has presented at Christie’s Education London, the New College of the Humanities, the Courtauld Institute of Art, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and the Paris-based Sorbonne Law School.

Prior to joining Constantine Cannon LLP, Emelyne was an intern in the Restitution Department of Christie’s in London and also worked in City of London and Paris law firms.

Representative matters

Art & Cultural Property Law

  • Advising an art advisor on a cyberfraud targeting the sale of a valuable artwork.
  • Assisting The Line Art Walk with the drafting and review of various agreements, including artist commission agreements and loan agreements in support of exhibitions organised or curated by the organisation.
  • Advising a national museum on the acquisition of ancient artefacts from around the world.
  • Advising on and drafting cultural heritage regulations for a Middle Eastern government.
  • Representing a leading gallery in the High Court and arbitration proceedings over claims brought by a high-net-worth family regarding the purchase of artworks.
  • Representing a small group of dealers and collectors in a judicial review and appeal of the Ivory Act 2018 by way of a judicial review and appeal.
  • Representing a leading antique dealer over the sale and purchase of a high-value Medieval artefact.
  • Advising a private equity group in relation to its acquisition of Bonhams, the international auction house.

Commercial and Antitrust Litigation

  • Part of a team acting for Euronet, a leading payment services provider in a multi-million dollar dispute with Mastercard and Visa before the High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
  • Part of a team acting for a large group of local authorities bringing a claim for compensation arising from the Trucks Cartel.
  • Part of a team acting for a group of multinationals bringing a claim for compensation arising from the Trucks Cartel.


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

Featured posts

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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