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Representing cultural institutions

Our lawyers work with some of the most influential commercial galleries and prominent art advisors in the world. Clients benefit from a full range of legal services including advice on income and sales tax, sale and purchase agreements, and consignment.

We work with some of the world's most influential commercial galleries, as well as a number of the most prominent art advisers in New York and London.

In addition, we represent a wide range of well-known art museums and galleries, including the UK’s National Gallery and the four Tate galleries and act for a number of private museums, art galleries and foundations, both in the US and the UK.
 

We offer comprehensive legal services to our art gallery clients, whether they are conducting business in the gallery, at art fairs or elsewhere on behalf of international artists and collectors. This includes advising on income and sales tax, consignment, sale and purchase and agency agreements, and general commercial transactions of all kinds.

Our commercial property team has represented numerous galleries, such as Hauser & Wirth, on their expansion around the world, including negotiating leases and tenancy agreements.

Our team

Diana Wierbicki

Diana Wierbicki

Partner | New York

Diana Wierbicki

Partner | New York

Art law

Paul R Brecknell

Paul R Brecknell

Partner | London

Paul R Brecknell

Partner | London

Real estate

Dean R. Nicyper

Dean R. Nicyper

Partner | New York

Dean R. Nicyper

Partner | New York

Litigation and arbitration

Brett A. Frankle

Brett A. Frankle

Partner | London

Brett A. Frankle

Partner | London

Divorce and family

Eleni Polycarpou

Eleni Polycarpou

Partner | London

Eleni Polycarpou

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

Giulia Cipollini

Giulia Cipollini

Partner | Milan

Giulia Cipollini

Partner | Milan

Private client and tax

Paul M. Roy

Paul M. Roy

Of counsel | New York

Paul M. Roy

Of counsel | New York

Private client and tax

Ben Simpson

Ben Simpson

Special counsel | London

Ben Simpson

Special counsel | London

Corporate

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