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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Gregor Kleinknecht

Partner

Gregor Kleinknecht

Partner

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

Solicitor Consultant

Alexandra Sarkis

Solicitor Consultants

Lucinda Tite

Partner

Lucinda Tite

Partner

Anastassia Dimmek

Associate

Anastassia Dimmek

Associate

Latest Art & Cultural Property Headlines

Sep 03, 2021
Gregor Kleinknecht discusses NFTs in the London Art Week Summer 2021 catalogue
Jul 26, 2021
Gregor Kleinknecht comments on the national crackdown on money laundering and fraud, and how the new regulations could cripple the small art market in The Times
Jul 22, 2021
Hunters’ success in the Chambers HNW 2021 Guide
May 12, 2021
Anastassia Dimmek comments on investing in NFTs and what UHNW clients should consider in Citywealth
Jan 25, 2021
Gregor Kleinknecht and Petra Warrington contribute to the first edition of The Art Law Review
Dec 10, 2020
Gregor Kleinknecht discusses lessons learned about buying and selling art during a global pandemic for London Art Week
Dec 03, 2020
Petra Warrington contributes to the International Bar Association’s Art law: Restrictions on the export of cultural property and artwork handbook
Jul 07, 2020
Gregor Kleinknecht appointed as Chairman of Professional Advisors to the International Art Market’s Board
Jun 25, 2020
Petra Warrington to participate in a panel discussion hosted by London Art Week
Jun 24, 2020
Gregor Kleinknecht and Petra Warrington highlight top ten tips for buying art, as part of London Art Week’s newsletter
“Hunters is one of a small number of firms with a real focus on the art law field, offering an exceptional service”

The Legal 500 2021

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

“The team is very knowledgeable, approachable and well-connected within the art world with a profound understanding of the issues that concern both its private and professional clients”

The Legal 500 2021

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