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.
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Tim Maxwell appears in Apollo and Charles Russell Speechlys’ art law series discussing what artists need to know about art law
Tim explores how artists can best navigate the interaction between the cultural and commercial obligations that are often put on them.
What artists need to know about law
What should artists consider when entering contracts, whether with galleries, museums or other parties?
Charles Russell Speechlys advises on the Friends of the National Libraries’ acquisition of the Honresfield Library
We have been honoured to assist the Friends of the National Libraries to secure this historical collection for the benefit of the nation.
Digital Efforts towards Cultural Repatriation
The digital marketplace - an art law briefing
Has the digital art market grown up in the past 18 months?
Sarah Rowley appears in the Apollo and Charles Russell Speechlys’ art law series on the future of museum governance
Are the responsibilities and duties of museum boards in the UK the same as they were, say, 20 years ago?
Rethinking Museum Governance
What are the legal responsibilities of museum trustees?
Quentin NFT-No ?
Colston Statue Appeal Dismissed
Who? Where? What on earth is an “NFT”!?
An NFT is a “Non-Replaceable Token” meaning only one of its type can ever be created and recorded on the blockchain it is connected to.
Mark Hill quoted by ArtNet on the copyright dispute between French-Tunisian artist eL Seed and the Tunisian pavilion at Dubai’s World Expo
The case illustrates a growing tension around the ownership of calligraphic script in the digital era.
Antiques Trade Gazette and eprivateclient cover the hire of Petra Warrington as a Senior Associate in the Art & Luxury team in London
The firm has added to its art & luxury practice with the recruitment of Petra Warrington as a senior associate.
Gallery and Museum openings scheduled for the 2020s
Immersive experiences - continuing growth
Can the Tate save its Bacon?
Rudy Capildeo interviewed by Monocle 24 on a bill introduced by the Polish government limiting the restitution of property seized by the Nazis
The Polish Restitution Bill, which was recently approved by President Andzrej Duda, has been widely criticised.
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.