We formed the Art and Cultural Property Law Group to make a total commitment to the art world.
We pride ourselves in our knowledge of the art market, our legal expertise, our effectiveness and our entrepreneurial spirit, which we share with many of our clients.
The field of art law is rapidly growing, increasingly complex, fast-changing and ever more commercially critical. The law permeates all aspects of the art world, and whilst art is not regulated as a sector, it is subject to a myriad of laws and regulations. We believe that the globalisation of the market has created unprecedented legal challenges deserving attention and focus.
With the increasing acceptance of art as a separate asset class have come unexplored regulatory challenges. The casual approach to art collecting and art dealing has become harder to justify, given the risks, and, like all high value assets, art must be managed carefully if its monetary value is to be preserved.
We advise on a broad range of commercial, regulatory and contentious issues.
Although London based, we routinely work across borders. The vast majority of our engagements are multi-jurisdictional. We are used to working in multi-national teams, and rely on our network of specialist lawyers for support in other jurisdictions.
We are highly experienced in litigation. We provide innovative strategies to avoid and resolve disputes, maximise value and minimise risks. We look to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms where appropriate. We find that mediation can be a particularly effective means of resolving disputes. If litigation cannot be avoided, we pursue it vigorously, mindful of the client’s objectives, the risks and the costs.