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A new commercial art law partner at Boodle Hatfield

Boodle Hatfield has today announced the promotion of Rudy Capildeo to partner.

Rudy joined Boodle Hatfield in August 2016 from Goodman Derrick, and is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading lawyers focused on corporate and commercial aspects of the art and classic car markets. 

The UK art market is the second largest market behind the US, with a 21% stake in the global art trade worth $13.5billion. There are very few specialist art lawyers in London and this area of the law has seen a rapid growth in recent years.

The addition of Rudy's non-contentious practice has bolstered Boodle Hatfield's reputation in this market, with The Legal 500, an international guide to legal services, ranking the firm as a “Tier 1, all-service art law firm”. 

The Legal 500 says that Capildeo “exudes confidence and has huge in-depth knowledge of the art and cultural property space”.  His clients include artists and their estates, auction houses, collectors and family offices, private galleries and dealers, museums, foundations and philanthropists, financiers and investors and clients with interests in wine, classic cars and other luxury assets.  He also has a strong and growing practice of advising high value entrepreneurs and fast-growing businesses.

Boodle Hatfield's Corporate team has seen significant growth this year with the addition of two new associates recruited in September 2017.  Boodle Hatfield’s now eight-strong Corporate practice has a strong reputation for mergers and acquisitions for their entrepreneurial client base which they support from start-up to exit.  His promotion to Partner follows the appointment of Corporate Partner Jane Ireland earlier in the year from Ashfords who shares Rudy's interest in advising clients who operate within the sphere of luxury assets and fashion. 

Commenting on his promotion, Sara Maccallum, Boodle Hatfield’s Senior Partner, said: “Rudy has very quickly become a key part of the firm.  In addition to the added expertise Rudy is able to bring to our clients who have interests in art, classic cars, wine and other luxury assets, he enjoys a strong reputation and practice in advising high value entrepreneurs and their businesses.  We are delighted to announce his promotion.”

Read more about our art law team here. 

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