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Rebecca Foden

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Senior Associate
Litigation

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Rebecca's practice encompasses a wide range of commercial litigation with a particular focus on shareholder disputes, art law and art litigation and cross border civil fraud claims.

Rebecca acts for companies, international clients and high net worth individuals.

Rebecca has substantial experience in dealing with various aspects of commercial litigation, most recently focusing on partnership and shareholder disputes, professional negligence claims, high value contractual claims, insolvency, defamation and enforcement.

In the field of art law, including art litigation, Rebecca represents clients across the spectrum of the art world including collectors, dealers, artists, foundation and galleries. She has experience in dealing with various aspects of art litigation, including cases involving, professional negligence, attribution, authenticity, disputed ownership, fraud, guarantees, recovery, insolvency and enforcement.

Rebecca is a co-founder and regular contributor to the Firm’s dedicated art law blog, Art Law & More.

Track Record

Acting for a defendant company and majority shareholders against an unfair prejudice petition brought by a minority shareholder

Representing a claimant company in respect of their multi-million pound claim for repudiatory breach of contract and claims for unpaid fees and expenses

Acting for a claimant bank to obtain evidence for use in foreign proceedings relating to the default of loans secured by artworks. Advising the bank as to whether it could enforce its lien against artworks which were held as collateral in England

Acting for a high net worth individual in respect of his substantial claim against an art dealer for breach of contract in failing to supply a valuable work of art. Subsequent enforcement of the judgment obtained against the dealer by various means

Representing a successful artist in his claim against a major gallery in respect of payments for artworks and the return of artworks following the gallery going into administration

Acting for a high net worth individual in respect of his claim against a former business partner, and various companies, for the misuse of confidential information, breaches of certain non-solicitation provisions and copyright claims

Representing a Russian individual defending a multi-million pound claim for enforcement of a foreign judgment in the High Court and the Court of Appeal and defending a multi million pound fraud claim in the High Court

Representing both claimants and defendants in title disputes regarding high value works of art

Representing a Claimant vendor in a professional negligence claim against a leading auction house relating to the sale of a painting which was sold as a copy but subsequently attributed to Caravaggio (Thwaytes v Sotheby’s [2015] EWHC 36 (Ch))

Representing Claimant vendors in a professional negligence claim against a leading auction house relating to a painting which was sold as ‘studio of Titian’ and which is now attributed to Titian. The claim settled immediately before trial, but was widely reported in the media

Awards & Rankings

Chambers HNW, Associate to Watch, 2020

Citywealth Future Leaders – Shortlisted, 2017

Publications

Live interview on Ian King Live on Sky News discussing Art exports, August 2020

Memberships

Institute of Art & Law

PAIAM (Professional Advisors to the International Art Market)

London Solicitor Litigation Association

Education & Qualification

University of Warwick

Qualified as a solicitor in 2010

Acting for a defendant company and majority shareholders against an unfair prejudice petition brought by a minority shareholder

Representing a claimant company in respect of their multi-million pound claim for repudiatory breach of contract and claims for unpaid fees and expenses

Acting for a claimant bank to obtain evidence for use in foreign proceedings relating to the default of loans secured by artworks. Advising the bank as to whether it could enforce its lien against artworks which were held as collateral in England

Acting for a high net worth individual in respect of his substantial claim against an art dealer for breach of contract in failing to supply a valuable work of art. Subsequent enforcement of the judgment obtained against the dealer by various means

Representing a successful artist in his claim against a major gallery in respect of payments for artworks and the return of artworks following the gallery going into administration

Acting for a high net worth individual in respect of his claim against a former business partner, and various companies, for the misuse of confidential information, breaches of certain non-solicitation provisions and copyright claims

Representing a Russian individual defending a multi-million pound claim for enforcement of a foreign judgment in the High Court and the Court of Appeal and defending a multi million pound fraud claim in the High Court

Representing both claimants and defendants in title disputes regarding high value works of art

Representing a Claimant vendor in a professional negligence claim against a leading auction house relating to the sale of a painting which was sold as a copy but subsequently attributed to Caravaggio (Thwaytes v Sotheby’s [2015] EWHC 36 (Ch))

Representing Claimant vendors in a professional negligence claim against a leading auction house relating to a painting which was sold as ‘studio of Titian’ and which is now attributed to Titian. The claim settled immediately before trial, but was widely reported in the media

Chambers HNW, Associate to Watch, 2020

Citywealth Future Leaders – Shortlisted, 2017

Live interview on Ian King Live on Sky News discussing Art exports, August 2020

Institute of Art & Law

PAIAM (Professional Advisors to the International Art Market)

London Solicitor Litigation Association

University of Warwick

Qualified as a solicitor in 2010