Art & Cultural Property

Business services

Business services

We develop close relationships with our clients and have acted for many as their on-going principal advisers as their businesses grow and evolve. We act for dealers, galleries, auctioneers, institutions, art and design studios and art market professionals.  Our lawyers bring legal expertise and commercial perspective to the most complex transaction or project.  Where appropriate, we work closely with our other teams to provide a comprehensive service.

We are available at short notice to meet any sudden need, and are committed to giving speedy and practical business advice.

  • Artist Management and Agency Agreements
  • Terms and Conditions of business
  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Art loans and financing
  • Business structures – company and partnership formations
  • Business succession planning and exit arrangements
  • Articles of Association, shareholders’ and investors’ agreements
  • Consumer law
  • Advice helpline

Employment

We act for both employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship, the contract of employment itself, to drafting and interpreting work place policies, and helping when things go wrong.

  • Standard contracts for employees
  • Part time workers, zero-hours contracts, interns, contractors and other non standard staff
  • Policies
  • Advice helpline
  • Dispute resolution

Commercial Property

While the internet continues to affect the way in which collectors interact with and buy art and cultural property, a gallery and exhibition space remains an important part of the business model of most galleries and dealers.  Our Commercial Property team offers all the necessary skills to provide a one-stop service for your diverse legal requirements in connection with the occupation of business premises.

  • Sale and acquisition of freehold or leasehold business property
  • Assignment of leases and underletting of surplus space
  • Sharing occupation
  • Licences for alterations
  • Contracts for building and fitting out works including professional team documentation
  • Lease surrenders
  • Lease renewals
  • Property development projects
  • Temporary exhibition spaces and pop-up galleries
  • Loan or facility agreements and associated security documentation

Art & Cultural Property Experts

We understand our clients’ needs and tailor our work to each set of circumstances, providing high quality, cost effective advice. We are a multi disciplinary practice and work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive service over all our practice areas.

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Hetty Gleave

Partner

Hetty Gleave

Partner

Gregor Kleinknecht

Partner

Gregor Kleinknecht

Partner

Petra Warrington

Senior Associate

Petra Warrington

Senior Associate

Paul Almy

Senior Partner

Paul Almy

Senior Partner

Stephen Morrall

Partner

Stephen Morrall

Partner

Dominik Opaliński

Partner

Dominik Opaliński

Partner

Julia Richards

Partner

Julia Richards

Partner

Alexandra Sarkis

Partner

Alexandra Sarkis

Partner

Lucinda Tite

Partner

Lucinda Tite

Partner

Robert Wright

Partner

Robert Wright

Partner

Rebecca Christie

Associate

Rebecca Christie

Associate

Amanda Lathia

Associate

Amanda Lathia

Associate

Latest Art & Cultural Property Headlines

Nov 18, 2019
Petra Warrington comments on the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and art law in Antiques Trade Gazette
Nov 08, 2019
Hunters hosted a legal seminar for fine art auctioneers
Nov 06, 2019
Hunters is proud to sponsor the London Art Week 2019 Winter event
Sep 24, 2019
Partner Hetty Gleave is reappointed to the Treasure Valuation Committee
Sep 02, 2019
Gregor Kleinknecht comments on Timothy Sammons misleading clients over sales of works by artists in The Art Newspaper
Aug 29, 2019
Hetty Gleave discusses the largest coin hoard of the post-conquest period found near Somerset
Aug 09, 2019
Hetty Gleave discusses key legal issues affecting the art world today in Arts and Collections
Jun 20, 2019
Hunters’ Art & Cultural Property team hosts a seminar for fine art auctioneers with Roseberys Auctioneers
Jun 04, 2019
Hunters continues its sponsorship with London Art Week Summer 2019
Jun 03, 2019
Petra Warrington is now a member of The Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA)
The team is highlighted by a barrister as: “high visibility in this field”, adding: “They work diligently and are very responsive and an absolute delight to work for.”

Chambers HNW 2018

“They are all tremendously skilful, knowledgeable and personable,” says a source.

Chambers HNW 2018

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