30 November 2022 - Article
Negotiating a settlement agreement in relation to a title dispute over an important artwork on behalf of an artist.
Renegotiating the terms of a well-known artist’s relationship with their agent-dealer.
Advising on the deal structuring and the transaction documents for a fintech business related to fine art.
Advising on the structuring and terms of an art dealer’s involvement with an NFT business.
Advising on a joint venture between a leading contemporary gallery and a technology company in respect of a new NFT platform.
Advising on and implementing the exit from the business of one of the investor-founders of a leading contemporary gallery.
England & Wales 2001
‘The Art Basel & UBS Global Art Market Report 2022’, co-contributor
Regular contributor to “Apollo – the International Art Magazine.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Art Campus Conference
A Digitalis HNW Breakfast Event
Interviews (for print publications):
RUSI- a leading UK think tank
Me in a minute
I’ve always enjoyed getting to know people, and the human element plays a big part in taking instructions and understanding objectives.
I feel very lucky to be able to spend my days at the intersection of law, business and the creative industries. My practice is the result of a career as a City corporate lawyer, an art dealer and an entrepreneur who built a boutique law firm specialising in the arts. When I started selling my own artworks in the playground at the age of six (using a written receipt), I suppose the early signs were there.
I love the challenge of my specialist area. The diverse nature of the art sector – with all its historically embedded customs but also rapid innovation – means that the potential legal issues are multifarious and complex.
I’ve always enjoyed getting to know people, and the human element plays a big part in taking instructions and understanding objectives. The need to understand the emotions and drivers of discord or choices is particularly critical to advising in this sector. Good commercial common sense, administered with a sound understanding of industry practises, also needs to be applied liberally.
Where there is a dispute, I am proud of my record in achieving the results my clients desire without the need for them to go through the risk, stress and expense of going to court. Where there is business and innovation, I am proud of the additional value I can bring to my clients’ businesses.
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