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Art and heritage property

Our team has considerable experience advising collectors, dealers, museums and private individuals on art-related and heritage property matters.

Buying and selling art

We advise on art loan arrangements, arrangements for the safe custody and sale of artwork (both collections and individual pieces), negotiations with auction houses, gallery contracts and contracts for sale.

Heritage property

We advise on developments in the law relating to the taxation of heritage property and, in particular, tax efficient gifts of heritage property.  We have also assisted a number of clients in relation to ‘Holocaust Art’ claims. 

Art structures

We have extensive experience of working with UK resident non-UK domiciled art collectors to review and structure the ownership of their collections as efficiently as possible in light of the ever-evolving UK tax regime, their succession planning objectives and the issues which surround continuing enjoyment of works of art. 

Charities and art

Our Philanthropy and Charity team also works closely with a number of high-profile art charities on the legal, practical and tax-related issues which are relevant to them.