22 May 2020 - Article
Chambers & Partners released the fourth edition of its High Net Worth (HNW) Guide on July 11th, and Withers is proud to be the only firm in the Art and Cultural Property Law category with professionals recognized across multiple jurisdictions. The guide identifies and ranks law firms and lawyers around the world, with the HNW Guide specifically focusing on those representing wealthy individuals and families. We are thrilled to be recognized in this way, particularly in connection with the complex cross border results we achieve for our clients.
We have once again been recognized as a firm for Art and Cultural Property Law in Band 2. Eleni Polycarpou, a partner in our London disputes team, has also entered the rankings in Band 3. Our global head of art law Diana Wierbicki, based in New York, was recognized in the first-ever US rankings in Band 1.
Sources that spoke with Chambers commented that ‘they are a very international firm and an important presence among art intermediaries.’ Additional feedback we have received include that: ‘[Diana] handles some of the biggest deals for collectors and is highly respected by auction houses and galleries’ and ‘[Eleni] is fabulous … she is a great operator and really inspires confidence in clients’.
‘We are proud that our team has been globally recognized in this year’s Chambers HNW Guide,’ Diana said. ‘At the core of the Withers practice is an understanding that to best advise our clients in their participation in the international art market, we must have a strong team that spans the globe and covers a range of legal disciplines. Our strength is that we are able to utilize our global network and advise on issues for our art clients that cover multiple jurisdictions, and I am particularly proud that attorneys from both the transactional and dispute resolution sectors of our art practice were recognized, among a group of talented lawyers who we have the pleasure of working with as opposing counsel.’