The Art & Cultural Property Law Group of Constantine Cannon LLP is a dynamic and international team of specialist lawyers exclusively dedicated to providing legal support to the art world.
The practice’s diverse client base includes artists and their estates, dealers, galleries, auction houses, private collectors, banks, museums and private art foundations.
The group handles high value transactions, assists clients in resolving disputes and provides legal advice on a broad range of issues. On the contentious side, disputes will often involve the ownership or authenticity of art, antiques and collectibles, Nazi restitution, repatriation of cultural property, lost or damaged art, intellectual property or VAT. Non-contentious work involves complex transactions, including sales and purchases of art, loans of art to museums, joint ventures and art finance transactions. The regulatory and advisory work covers a range of subject matters including export controls, taxation, anti-money laundering, consumer protection, data protection, copyright and the resale right.
The Art & Cultural Property Law Group is global in reach, with, on average, 50 per cent of clients in the UK and the rest of Europe, 25 per cent in North America and 25 per cent in the rest of the world. Collectively, the team speaks French, Italian, German, Spanish, Bulgarian, Romanian, Hindi, Gujarati and Urdu.