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Financiers & Investors

The art market has become increasingly commoditised as the headline grabbing prices soar and more and more new buyers enter the market. Some of these new buyers come from a variety of backgrounds and see the eye catching turns that others have made.

When acting for investors looking to venture into the luxury asset market it is important that the structuring of the transaction maximises the tax efficiencies for the client, that extensive due diligence is undertaken into the asset in question and that third parties are consulted to advise on authenticity, quality and condition.

Financial institutions are also becoming increasingly comfortable in lending against fine art, classic cars and wine, as they look for new lending models that can give healthy returns while seeking to minimise their risk.

Our team has advised financial institutions lending against classic cars, acted for clients looking to raise funds on their collection and negotiated bailment terms where a gallery was tasked with holding a mortgaged artwork on behalf of the consignor and lending institution.

We are also at the forefront of new UK legislative reforms that could potentially open up the UK market in terms of luxury asset lending. We are currently assisting the Law Commission and working with other key stakeholders to ensure these changes are robust, progressive and will create an opportunity for UK based financial institutions.

Contact a member of our Art Law & More team. 

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London Bankside

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

London Mayfair

Mayfair Office

6 Grosvenor Street
London
W1K 4PZ

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Oxford

Oxford office

6 Worcester Street
Oxford
OX1 2BX

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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