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Rudy Capildeo, Partner

Rudy is an art law and luxury asset specialist, advising his international clients on a variety of sector-specific matters.


Rudy 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.