Art finance lawyers
Our lawyers are recognised leaders in the art world, acting for collectors, galleries, museums, auction houses, art market professionals and major banks around the globe. Our broad experience includes acquisitions and finance leveraged against works of art.
Nothing expresses the power of human creativity as well as art, whether it is paintings, sculptures, antiques or artefacts.Our lawyers have broad experience with the arts, art business and non-profit institutions and have pioneered the field of art law, advising collectors, galleries, museums, private auction houses, charitable organizations and art market professionals worldwide.
We are acknowledged leaders in the field, having provided a whole suite of precedents to major banks in England, Hong Kong and Singapore.
We act for lenders providing financing against art works and for collectors expanding their business and diversifying their investment portfolio. Other clients include selected banks and valuation experts.
Our art finance team has been involved in a wide range of cases. These have included advising Deutsche Bank on a loan of £10 million secured on a collection of silver, and helping a high-net-worth client to obtain a US$150 million line of credit from a major US bank, secured by museum-quality works of art.
We advised Deutsche Bank on a loan of £10 million secured on a collection of silver.
International art lending project
We assisted our client by drafting loan agreements to over 100 museums and institutions both locally and globally and for several renowned New York City museum exhibits.
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ArtWe represent many of the world’s top art collectors, museums and institutions. Our long history enables us to offer advice on everything from structuring transactions to challenging fraud. Find Out More
Charities and non-profitOur significant practice in the non-profit sector means our lawyers can handle governance, mergers, commercial projects and day-to-day issues such as employment while you focus on your mission. Find Out More
High net worth individualsWith complex interests that often span several jurisdictions, highly successful people need seamless advice. With a full-service offering across our offices around the world, we provide just that. Find Out More
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