The art and luxury world is constantly evolving and its church forever broadens, welcoming profound cultural property from the Neolithic period through to luxury vintage couture such as Hermès Birkin bags.
We help collectors, creators and curators protect the value of the objects they love. Whether it involves art, classic cars, wine, yachts, musical instruments, watches and jewellery or other luxury collectables, our international and world-recognised team of experts in this highly specialist field understands the challenges and opportunities you face.
With offices in the creative and commercial hubs of London, Paris and Hong Kong as well as the private wealth centres of Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Middle East, we have been advising our clients in this area for over 100 years, always looking to use that depth of knowledge and expertise to your advantage.
We count ourselves incredibly fortunate to be able to boast unrivalled top tier experience across our international offices responding to clients’ issues ranging from complex multi-border art litigation through to the increased monetisation of these luxury assets either as investments or financial commodities.
Whether resolving a dispute, closing the deal or planning for future generations, we understand the sensitivities these passion assets can provoke and we want to help you navigate this tricky and increasingly regulated terrain.
Meet the team
Rudy Capildeo quoted by Citywealth on the things investors need to know before adding NFTs to their art collection
From a legal standpoint, there are important considerations to take into account when investing in NFTs.
Tamara Bell quoted by Artsy on how new anti-money laundering laws will affect art collectors
There is now a larger expectation that collectors will make sure they are legally and ethically acquiring art.
Rudy Capildeo quoted by Antiques Trade Gazette on the impact of the EU-UK trade deal on the UK art industry
The deal means that art firms can put in place procedures for buying and selling.
Tim Maxwell quoted by the Antiques Trade Gazette on the European Union's proposed ban on the import and export of ivory
Once the UK law comes into effect it will prevent the export of most ivory from the UK regardless of what form the new EU regulation takes.
Rudy Capildeo interviewed by ITV London on the restitution of art work stolen by the Nazis on behalf of the Vision Foundation
Rudy Capildeo explains the process taken to reclaim the art works that had been left by Irma Lowenstein Austin.
Rudy Capildeo quoted by The Art Newspaper and Artnet on the Supreme Court's decision on business interruption policies
Rudy Capildeo quoted by Antiques Trade Gazette on the impact of the Brexit trade deal on the art market in the UK
Brexit Deal: Impact on the UK Art and Luxury Market
After four years of negotiations, on 30 December 2020 Parliament approved the long-awaited Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
The Charles Russell Speechlys Art & Luxury team’s pro bono work on behalf of the Vision Foundation reported in The Times, Jewish Chronicle, Jewish News and Algemeiner
Sour Grapes: Slovenia loses exclusive right to ‘Teran’ wine label
Landed Estates and Historic Properties: Business Interruption
Tim Maxwell and Manoj Veghela discuss the implications of business interruption.
Rudy Capildeo quoted in The Art Newspaper on the implications of the High Court’s ruling in the FCA test case for organisations in the art industry
Business Interruption Art
We understand that these are extremely difficult times and we are here to offer as much support as possible to our clients.
Tim Maxwell quoted in Apollo on the growing trend of restitution by private individuals in the art industry
Tim Maxwell quoted by the Mail Online on the removal of a Banksy by TFL from a tube carriage
Tim Maxwell quoted in The Times, Artnet and Antiques Trade Gazette on the Court of Appeal's ruling in the Ivory Act appeal
Tim Maxwell and Tamara Bell write for Apollo Magazine on the importance of cybersecurity for art businesses
Rudy Capildeo quoted in The Art Newspaper on the implications for art galleries unable to pay their rent
Rudy Capildeo quoted in the Financial Times on the impact of Covid-19 crisis on art galleries
Victory for Veuve Clicquot in dispute over its distinctive orange labels
Corks were surely popping at the HQ of MHCS after the Court's decision that Veuve Clicquot's labels had been infringed.