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Art and specie

With a diverse client list and wide-ranging experience, we've built a much-envied reputation in the international fine art market.

In fact, we've been involved in some of the most significant art-related disputes in recent years.

This experience has given us a deep understanding of the often volatile art market and won us a wide range of clients. They include private collectors, art dealers, auction houses, specialist carriers and insurers.

Choose us when you need expert legal advice for title and provenance disputes, warranty claims, or professional negligence claims against dealers or auctioneers. We can help you deal with claims for damage in transit or in storage as well as claims relating to jewellers' block and bullion transits.

Examples of relevant work

We'll also provide all the legal help you'll need if you have valuable art stolen.

Advising a private collector in a multi-jurisdictional title dispute against a leading auction house and two foreign claimants, regarding a 19th-century painting

Advising a private collector/dealer on the seizure in the US of ancient artwork allegedly illegally excavated and exported from its country of origin

Advising a dealer on the cross-border enforcement of contracts for the sale of paintings

Advising a major auction house and its insurer in relation to the sale of an allegedly forged 20th-century American painting

Advising an insurer on the recovery of a stolen 19th-century European painting

The Team