Art & Cultural Property

Services for individuals

Services for individuals

We provide legal services to individual clients, whether they are collectors, artists, designers or art market professionals.

Collectors

We have a long tradition of acting for private clients, many of whom are the creators and custodians of significant art and antiques collections. We also advise collectors of other high value assets, including important motorcars and sports cars.

We share our clients’ passion for art and collectables, bringing our experience and expertise to bear when they undertake transactions or are involved in disputes. We advise private individuals on all aspects of building, managing and disposing of their collections including in the following areas:

  • Sale and acquisition of art works through private treaty or at auction, including gallery and commissioning agreements
  • Risk management and pre-acquisition due diligence
  • Collection management
  • Provenance, appraisal, attribution, authenticity, ownership and title in art works
  • Import, export, customs compliance and cross-border movement of art
  • Loan, bequest and exhibition of art works

Artists

We act for emerging artists as well as artists with established track records. We provide a range of services to assist artists in protecting their creative output, negotiating fair deals with clients, agents, galleries and other intermediaries, positioning their work in private and public collections and securing their artistic legacies.

  • Copyright and other intellectual property rights, including moral rights
  • Artist’s resale royalty rights
  • Commissioning agreements
  • Artist management and agency agreements
  • Exhibitions and loans
  • Managing artist’s estates and legacies

Art market professionals

If you are an art market professional, please see our Business Services page.

Art & Cultural Property Experts

We identify 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 across all of 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

Consultant

Alexandra Sarkis

Consultant

Lucinda Tite

Partner

Lucinda Tite

Partner

Rebecca Christie

Associate

Rebecca Christie

Associate

Latest Art & Cultural Property Headlines

Jul 09, 2020
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Jun 25, 2020
Petra Warrington to participate in a panel discussion hosted by London Art Week
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Gregor Kleinknecht and Petra Warrington highlight top ten tips for buying art, as part of London Art Week’s newsletter
May 05, 2020
Petra Warrington discusses how to protect your business when holding online auctions in The Art Newspaper
Apr 14, 2020
Petra Warrington examines online auctions during Covid-19 in Private Art Investor
Apr 09, 2020
Gregor Kleinknecht and Petra Warrington discuss terms and conditions of art sales during the Covid-19 lockdown
Apr 06, 2020
Gregor Kleinknecht and Petra Warrington discuss private treaty sales
Apr 06, 2020
Petra Warrington appointed as Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee
Apr 02, 2020
Petra Warrington discusses cultural objects in the context of post-Brexit in Business Matters
The team is described by a leading 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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