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
Golubovich v Golubovich - English Courts to rule on Russian art collection
Protecting contested cultural objects from seizure in the UK
Rudy Capildeo extensively quoted by Antiques Trade Gazette on the push from the Italian government to open its art market with export threshold changes
The export of Italian art has become easier following changes made to the country’s cultural laws.
Bullfighting ... as a copyright work?
The Art & Luxury team’s role in advising the Vision Foundation on the sale of a third Waldmüller has been featured in the Antiques Trade Gazette and Civil Society
The Vision Foundation benefitted after pictures restituted to the estate of a benefactor were sold at auction.
Art market deadline for registering under anti-money laundering regulations approaches
Averting an inheritance tax black hole: the Acceptance in Lieu scheme saves Professor Stephen Hawking's estate £4.2m
A State of the Art App
Anna Sowerby writes for The Fashion Law on the new collaborative approach being taken by luxury brands and online platforms to fight fakes
Online platforms are now under pressure to be more proactive in their approach to tackling the ever-escalating issue of counterfeit goods.
Implementation of the delayed Ivory Act 2018 now expected this year
A Monumental Change in trying Vandalism?
The British Museum’s new BM Arc storage and research facility
The art of alternative investment scams
Tim and Jil look at the risks of investing in art
Antiques Trade Gazette and eprivateclient cover this firm's hire of art and luxury asset specialist Chris Haywood in Dubai
Chris joins the firm as a Senior Associate in the Dubai office.
Tim Maxwell and Jil Birnbaum write for ThoughtLeaders4 Fire Magazine on alternative investments scams
Art is increasingly being offered as a potential alternative investment, but what pitfalls does this present?
The Lawyer feature the Art and Luxury Assets team's appeal on behalf of Bernard Carl in the Court of Appeal as part of its 'In court this week’
Tim Maxwell and the Art and Luxury Assets team are acting in the Court of Appeal on behalf of Bernard Carl.
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.