Angell Xi is the partner of Jingtian & Gongcheng, Shanghai Office, which is a leading all-service law firm in China, headquartered in Beijing.
Angell has over 21 years of experiences in legal and compliance fields in China and Asia Pacific, with a solid combination of private practice and 12 years’ in-house experience including as general counsel, Asia Pacific, for GE Intelligent Platforms and for Ashland Inc., compliance leader for Kering Asia Pacific and counsel for Michelin China.
In art and culture fields, Angell is experienced in advising clients in respect of cultural relics protection, repair, conservation and legitimate circulation, artwork creation and transactions, museums and galleries, exhibitions and events, intellectual property, art licensing, financing, art-related compliance and dispute resolutions. Clients seeking Angell’s counselling include but are not limited to museums, academies, non-profit organisations, artists, studios, galleries, agents, financial institutions, collectors, private clients, family offices and art business operators. In art licensing, Angell is assisting not only the world leading museums’ licensing in China, such as the British Museum, V&A, MFA Boston and the National Gallery, but also China’s world-class museums’ licensing outside China, such as the Palace Museum. Angell is also a strong supporter of art-related pro bono programmes and has been heavily involved in Chinese handcraft renaissance, cultural heritage protection, arts in public space and artists “on-site”. Angell is frequently invited to speak on topics such as “Art as Alternative Investment”, “Structuring for Collection and the Risk Control” and “Empowering Art with Legal”.
Angell is an officer of IBA Art, Cultural Institution and Heritage Law Committee.
Besides Arts Law, Angell is also experienced in intellectual property, outbound investment, private client law, corporate and compliance.