Art & Luxury Lawyers
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.
Specialist lawyers for the art & luxury sector
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 our art & luxury lawyers
The taxation issues affecting art and cultural property are varied and complex. The Charles Russell Speechlys team are, in my experience, excellent in producing pragmatic solutions for clients. Each of the members of the practice are highly qualified, technically excellent, well grounded and diligent. Their stand-out quality is their enormous strength in depth."
The Firm has a large number of clients, individuals and trusts, holding significant private art collections both in the UK and abroad. Charles Russell Speechlys has a number of highly competent lawyers, both Partners and Associates, who have the technical skill and experience to advise the clients on the numerous tax, succession and other issues thrown up by their ownership."
As far as I am aware this is the biggest art and cultural property team in the country. It has well recognised people who are actively engaged in this niche area. They have a very good client base and do very good work."
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Private Wealth Disputes
We provide tailored solutions for all varieties of domestic and international disputes for families and private wealth professionals.
International Wealth Structuring
We advise international individuals, and their trustees and advisers, on the establishment and administration of asset holding structures.