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Wine, Classic Cars & More

Since the 1990s fine wine has established itself as an attractive, long term proposition for an investor, often through specialist wine funds. Many find wine easier to understand than art or other non-traditional forms of investment and it also carries with it some useful tax advantages.

We are proud to act for Berry Bros. & Rudd, who hold two Royal warrants and have been in business for over 300 years. Their knowledge and understanding of the wine business is second to none and having advised them for almost half a century, our team is acutely aware of the nuances of the fine wine market, the taxation of wine and the considerations that buyers need to take into account to protect themselves.

The team’s classic car expertise has grown out of work done for our clients, a number of whom are classic car connoisseurs who love to race and grow their collections. We have advised on numerous private treaty transactions, including the purchase of (at the time) the most expensive car in the world for $35m. This figure has since been surpassed, but we continue to advise collectors, auction houses and dealers on a range of commercial issues affecting classic cars and, if those issues turn into disputes, we are well placed to understand the peculiarities of the car trade and the difficulties that it throws up, particularly when it comes to title, botched restorations and breaches of contract.

We have found that the luxury market is constantly growing and evolving, as tastes change. As well as advising on wine and classic cars we help clients purchase and sell yachts, musical instruments, jewellery and watches and we count ourselves fortunate to be working with these beautiful objects on a daily basis.

Contact a member of our Art Law & More team.

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How to find us:
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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