Penny Walker

Penny joined Constantine Cannon’s Art & Cultural Property Law Group practice in 2021.

Penny combines her interdisciplinary financial services and corporate law background with her deep interest and engagement with the contemporary arts to provide art market professionals and businesses on a range of art market issues, including drafting of contracts, regulatory considerations including anti-money laundering and import-export controls, financial services products relating to the art market, including asset-backed lending and art fund structures.

Prior to joining Constantine Cannon in 2021, Penny was General Counsel at leading independent financial advisory firm Campbell Lutyens, specialising in raising private equity, infrastructure and private credit funds from institutional investors worldwide and advising on the secondary sale and restructuring of portfolios of direct or fund investments. 

In this role, Penny has worked with leading global private equity, infrastructure and private credit fund managers to advise on the establishment and structuring of private funds and co-investment vehicles, securities law and regulatory considerations in marketing and distributing private funds globally and fund terms.

In 2019, Penny completed an MA in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, earning a distinction.

Penny was a previously director at investment bank Barclays Capital, overseeing legal risk issues for the private equity and principal investing teams. 

Prior to Barclays Capital, Penny worked in the corporate law department at Baker & McKenzie, London and the corporate and commercial law department at Minter Ellison in New Zealand.