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Rudy Capildeo - Recent Work

Rudy advises artists, art galleries/dealers, auction houses, museums and private collectors on a variety of matters including acquisitions and disposals, agency terms, art finance, dispute resolution, due diligence, imports and exports, insurance, intellectual property, museum/gallery loans, start-ups and taxation.

Recent highlights include:

Acquisition & Disposal

  • Acquisition of Mannerist master portrait (circa £20m) addressing provenance and national export restrictions.
  • Acting for seller of Cubist portrait (circa £10m),

Agency Terms

  • Advising and drafting standards terms and conditions of an international auction house.

Art Finance

  • Advising and negotiating terms of bailment agreement following the mortgage of Old Master painting by its owner.

Dispute Resolution

  • Pursuing buyer’s claim and ultimate dispute resolution for rescission/breach of contract over misattribution of authorship of late Impressionist painting.
  • Questioning the findings of an expert committee who revised their original opinion to exclude client’s Blue Rider painting from the artist’s catalogue raisonné.
  • Pursuing client’s claim for fraudulent misrepresentation concerning 11 alleged Blue Rider works.

Import/Export

  • Resolving questions surrounding the import and export of an Italian Old Master painting.
  • Regularising the position of a Spanish Old Master painting to ensure it was in free circulation.

Intellectual Property

  • Advising an artist on their rights under the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1998 to probe and test the ideas of other blue-chip artists using parody and pastiche in their concepts.
  • Advising a contemporary Mayfair gallery concerning potential breach of copyright in exhibition’s flagship piece.

Museum/Gallery Loans

  • Advising an artist on the loan of more than 20 large sculptures to a leading international gallery in California.
  • Advising a private collector on the loan of their Old Master to an important European exhibition.

Start-ups

  • Joint Venture between Old Master dealership and former director of prominent St James’ gallery to found a new Mayfair gallery specialising in British contemporary art including drafting company incorporation documents, shareholders’ agreement and directors’ services agreements.
  • Providing start-up galleries and dealers with a suite of agency documents, sale contracts and terms of engagement.

Collectors' Cars

Rudy acts for private collectors, auction houses, dealers and family offices with regards to historic racing car and super car transactions, car finance and dispute resolution. Highlights include:

  • Acting for the purchaser of the most expensive car in history (at that time) for $35m.
  • Advising a financial institution on the re-financing of an important client's facility, secured against two vehicles worth in excess of £15m.

Recent awards

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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

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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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