Cultural assets & art

Our cultural assets and art practice advises art collectors, galleries, museums and art market professionals worldwide on the issues connected with fine and decorative art, antiques and heritage property.

We provide an international offering from our US, European and Asian offices, with lawyers with a true in-depth understanding of art.

We act for individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations - assisting them with cross-border art transactions, dispute resolution, tax planning and regulatory matters.  We also advise on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights.

We provide guidance to commercial galleries and dealers on sale and purchase and agency agreements, as well as acqusition of new art, gifts and legacies, loans and fund-raising.  We act for a number of art investment funds, and advise on securing loans by art in Europe, America and Asia.

Our cilents include the World Monuments Funds, the UK Film Council, the Guild of Art Scholars, Dealers, Collectors, foreign governments and state-funded cultural organizations.

Recent work

  • Acting for the Cathedral of Benevento in connection with the recovery of a manuscript which disappeared during WWII and is now at the British Library.

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