Galleries, Auction Houses & Museums
In the same way that art is hugely varied, so too are art businesses. They are complex, often unique in their challenges and opportunities and, most recently, they face further challenges related to Covid-19.
At Boodle Hatfield, our Art Law & More team is considered one of the best in the field due to our understanding of the complexities of the market and our commitment to results. We are here to bring you specialist advice and we will partner with you to understand your specific requirements, whether you are looking for advice on:
- Commercial issues – From specialist arts sales agreements, deal structures to employment contracts we are well placed to advise you on your commercial matters
- Loans or gifts by artists and collectors – We advise on loan documentation, contractual terms, and the terms of the gift of art to ensure both parties are protected
- Resolving a dispute – Art businesses need to be alert to the myriad of problems that can arise whether disagreements about authenticity, title, damaged artworks, commission arrangements or breach of contract. We understand the reputational damage that such disputes can inflict upon a business and find practical solutions for our clients
On 27 August 2020, Senior Associate, Rebecca Foden spoke live on Sky News with news presenter, Ian King.Read more 3 min read 24 Aug 2020 Art exports have fallen 74% as lockdown closed galleries and auction houses
The value of art, antiques and collectibles exported from the UK fell has fallen 74%Read more 4 min read 13 May 2022 Lifecycle of a digital asset: What else can be tokenised?
Alexander Martinelli and Hugo Brown consider the lifecycle of a digital asset and explore what else can be tokenised.Read more 5 min read 13 May 2022 Lifecycle of a digital asset: Getting started with NFTs
Remarkably, around one fifth of the UK population now own at least some form of ‘crypto’, be that an NFT or cryptocurrency. In this series of insights, Alexander Martinelli and Hugo Brown touch briefly on the steps involved in creating and transferring NFTs before exploring in more depth some potential use cases for Blockchain technology.