Our specialist team will advise you on all aspects of art ownership.
Able To Advise
Based in the heart of Mayfair with a global reach, we provide comprehensive advice to affluent clients from around the world including, artists, art dealers, art institutions, art foundations, auction houses, family offices, galleries, museums, international private or institutional art collectors, investment funds and trustees.
Please explore our areas of law for more information on our services.
Clear, Practical Advice
We determine our client’s objectives during the initial meeting, and always work towards our client’s timetable. We enjoy working with our clients and strive to build a lasting relationship, by providing clear, practical advice, across a range of matters such as art litigation services, private art collectors, investor services and commercial art law.
If you would like to hear more about our fine art services, please consider getting in touch with us and one of our expert solicitors will be happy to assist you.
Areas Of Law
Private art collectors and investors services law deals with legal issues related to the acquisition, ownership and sale of valuable artwork. It covers a wide range of legal matters, such as tax, estate planning, insurance, copyright, contracts and intellectual property.
- Art transactions – advice on sale and acquisitions
- Art finance
- Art insurance
- Due diligence
- Estate, wills and trust planning
- Art purchase loan and consignment
- Art lending
- Art investment funds and structuring
- Art shipping, import and export considerations
- After sale warranties
- Sales contracts
Commercial art law services are legal services that provide legal advice and guidance to various stakeholders in the art industry, including art galleries, dealers, museums, private auction houses, foundations and artists.
The services offered by commercial art law solicitors cover a wide range of legal issues that arise in the art industry, such as intellectual property, contracts, taxation and regulatory compliance.
- Advice on sale and acquisitions
- Co-ownership arrangements
- Negotiate agreements
- Commercial contracts
- Regulatory issues including import, export and money laundering
- Copyright & intellectual property rights
- Artist resale rights
- Trust law and estate planning
- Governance issues
- Auctioneers responsibilities
Art litigation services provide legal representation and guidance in disputes related to the ownership, sale, or authenticity of artwork. Art litigation may involve a wide range of legal issues, such as contract disputes, copyright infringement, fraud and disputes over title and provenance.
- Ownership conflicts
- Authenticity disputes
- Provenance disputes
- Disputed title
- Restitution claims
- Cultural heritage property claims
- Recovery of art
- Art fraud and theft
- Breach of contract
- Breach of warranty of authority
- Dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation or litigation