Mona Yapova is a trainee solicitor in the London office of Constantine Cannon LLP. She works primarily with the Art and Cultural Property Law Group and regularly assists the Commercial Litigation and Whistleblower Representation Groups.
To date, Mona has assisted with transactional, regulatory, and complex contentious matters. She has worked for clients such as government entities, corporations, museums, galleries, auction houses, collectors, artists, and antique dealers in both domestic and cross-border matters.
Prior to joining Constantine Cannon, Mona worked at the Guggenheim Museum in Venice and the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. Mona’s dedication to the art world extends to her personal practice as a painter. Her works have won awards and she has taught painting during summer schools at Wellesley College in the US and to secondary school students in Thailand.
Mona holds an LLB in English Law and French Law from King’s College London, a Licence and a Maîtrise en Droit from the Sorbonne Law School in Paris, and a Graduate Diploma in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London where she focused her postgraduate studies on 15th century Persian arts and contemporary art.
Mona regularly writes articles for firstname.lastname@example.org and contributes to the annual Art Law edition of Getting the Deal Through for Lexology and the Art Law Review.
She is fluent in English, French and Bulgarian.