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RICHARD CLARK

SLAUGHTER AND MAY

Richard Clark is quite simply an art law guru. Formerly the head of dispute resolution at Slaughter and May, he developed the specialism twenty years ago and has been in practice ever since, continuing with art litigation and sitting as… Read More

ANNABELLE GAUBERTI

CREFOVI

After twelve years working for some of the world’s top law firms, Gauberti founded Crefovi, the ‘one-stop shop’ law firm for individuals and companies working within the creative industries. Crefovi specialise in everything from fashion and luxury to entertainment and,… Read More

SHANE GLEGHORN

TAYLOR WESSING

‘If the client comes into your office saying he’s interested in purchasing The Crucifixion of Saint Peter by Caravaggio, if you know the importance of that piece, you immediately establish a rapport with the client,’ says art enthusiast and art… Read More

LAURENCE LIEBERMAN

TAYLOR WESSING

A partner in Taylor Wessing’s Disputes and Investigations group, Lieberman took on his first art law case four years ago when a HNW family was referred to him with a complaint about a painting they’d purchased. ‘I got very deeply… Read More

TIM MAXWELL

BOODLE HATFIELD LLP

Maxwell focuses on art litigation as part of Boodle Hatfield’s impressively large team of specialist art lawyers. Art law and litigation, which was originally part of their private client offering, is now so in demand it warrants its very own… Read More

KAREN SANIG

MISHCON DE REYA

‘I created art law as a specialism at law firms in the UK 21 years ago,’ says Sanig, whose eureka moment came when representing the world’s largest collector of Islamic art. ‘I realised there was a huge need for art… Read More

DIANA WIERBICKI

WITHERS WORLDWIDE

Unusually, Wierbicki’s decision to study law was inspired by her primary interest in the art market. ‘It’s so private and unregulated and if you’re outside it it’s hard to understand how it operates. I wanted to understand, so I went… Read More