Our art team combines wide-ranging expertise in the financial, tax and import/export aspects of art ownership with a deep understanding of the sensitivities and peculiarities of the international art market.
The acquisition, ownership and sale of works of art is a highly specialised field. Whatever the circumstances, we aim to identify and deliver commercially informed, pragmatic solutions for our clients.
Our specialist art law practice deals with art transactions and with various related issues and disputes. These include matters relating to contract, auction, attribution, provenance, restitution, artist’s rights, cultural heritage, intellectual property, tax and estate planning – including tax incentives such as the Cultural Gifts Scheme and inheritance tax conditional exemption – export licences, CITES, insurance, finance and collateral.
Our clients are primarily collectors and investors, agents and introducers, but we have also acted for and dealt with artists, dealers, auction houses, museums and galleries, consignors, storers, valuers and exhibitors, as well as the descendants of the victims of Nazi-looted or forced-sale art and innocent purchasers.
We advise individuals, families, family offices and corporates in their creation, funding and management of charities and foundations. In addition, we advise charities and non-for profit organisations in respect of all their legal and tax requirements....READ MORE
Trust disputes often present a very particular set of difficulties and legal issues, many of which derive from a trustee’s special responsibility as fiduciary. These may relate to how costs are dealt with, the protection of trustees from personal liability, breaches of trustees’ obligations and chal...READ MORE
We provide an efficient and comprehensive service on all matters relating to the planning and administration of estates, wills and taxes....READ MORE
Our partner-led team advise both married and cohabiting couples whether at the start or end of a relationship. We are experienced at identifying issues at an early stage, whether it relates to finances or children, and provide focussed advice which is tailor made to your situation....READ MORE
We are well-placed to assist clients with all aspects of the ownership of significant personal assets to ensure an appropriate balance between commercial interests and family wealth planning....READ MORE
We provide a personalised, efficient and pragmatic approach in providing bespoke immigration solutions to a wide range of clients including ultra-high net worth and high net worth individuals, their families and their businesses....READ MORE
A highly experienced private wealth disputes team providing a one stop shop to clients in the sector and able to advise on any issue which may arise. Advising clients across-the-board, the team can strive to minimise the risk of disputes while having the expertise and experience to litigate at the h...READ MORE
Our experience in the fields of trusts and tax planning enables us to deliver practical and intelligible solutions to wealthy and landed families and, more recently, successful entrepreneurs and businesses....READ MORE
knowledge of how the art market works is outstandingLegal 500 2016
Bringing art and chattels into the UK On 28 December 2020 the UK implemented Article 3(1) of the Re...Read more