Rudy Capildeo, Partner
Rudy is an art law and luxury asset specialist, advising his international clients on a variety of sector-specific matters.
AboutRudy advises a broad range of international clients from private collectors and artists through to art galleries and financial institutions. His practice is predominantly commercial based, such as the purchase and sale of artworks, luxury asset financing and the protection of intellectual property. He also advises clients from the classic car and fine wine worlds on the management of their collections.
Rudy is a trustee of the William Morris Gallery, the Colnaghi Foundation, the Friends of the Bargello and the Easel Initiative.
He also lectures at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Christie’s Education, the Courtauld Institute and the Institute of Art & Law.
Rudy is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advising a private client on the terms of his $120m loan, secured against his art collection.
- Providing general commercial advice to one of the world’s largest and most important contemporary art galleries.
- Acting for the UK’s leading organiser of classic car events in their purchase of their largest competitor, consolidating the classic car events market.
- Advising a prominent fine and rare wine merchant in the leverage of their stock to provide on-going working capital.
Charles Russell Speechlys partners with London Art Week
Charles Russell Speechlys is proud to be partnering with London Art Week
Charles Russell Speechlys advises on case against Ivor Braka
Charles Russell Speechlys advises on a case against Ivor Braka
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.
The digital marketplace - an art law briefing
Has the digital art market grown up in the past 18 months?
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.
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.
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.
A State of the Art App
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.
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.
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
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.
The Art Newspaper reports on the firm’s action against insurers on behalf of UK art businesses over the rebuttal of business interruption claims
Rudy Capildeo quoted in The Art Newspaper on the implications for art galleries unable to pay their rent