19 February 2019 - Article
Representing a premiership football club in a dispute with a former director.
Acting for NRC (a Cypriot company) in relation to fraud proceedings issued in London and in Cyprus against a former business associate (AAD) and companies controlled by him.
Advising in a settled arbitration before LCIA in a title dispute concerning an impressionist masterpiece.
Acting for insurers in settled High Court proceedings relating to an insurance fraud concerning numerous Old Master paintings worth over £7 million.
Advising the trustees of an estate on a potential claim by the Italian State to the ownership of a Roman era fragment marble relief.
Representing a company owned by a family trust in a dispute with a beneficiary over the ownership of over 300 paintings.
Acting for a London based art dealer against an Italian collector in settled proceedings relating to the sale of two Old Master paintings that they jointly owned.
Representing a well-known industrial designer in a dispute with a former associate who had defaulted on a loan and misappropriated numerous artworks belonging to the designer.
Advising one of Saudi Arabia’s leading contemporary artists in a multi-jurisdictional claim against a leading auction house and a Dubai based gallery.
Advising the estate of a renowned European contemporary artist in seeking to bring about the return of numerous artworks that had not been returned by a German gallery following the artist’s death in the mid-2000s.
Representing a collector in proceedings concerning the authenticity of an Modern Egyptian sculpture.
Advising a State in a potential State-to-State dispute in relation to international environmental law issues.
Advising a State in relation to issues pertaining to freedom of navigation and the law of the sea.
England and Wales, 2015
‘Proposed EU regulations on the import of non EU-cultural goods’, Withers article – 19 February 2019, co-author
‘UK: Tough legislation to beintroduced for dealers in elephant ivory’, Withers article – 14 August 2018, co-author
‘Art transactions: Hidden risks,’ Withers event (New York) - 24 January, 2019, speaker