The valuation of art, can be important for many reasons, ranging from insurance to inheritance planning. We can help you in this complex area.
Unfortunately disputes sometimes arise. Examples may include infringement of copyright, ownership in cases of looted art. We can help.
We can help with most art related contracts. Particular care needs to be paid to provenance, (and in the case of art used as loan collateral), the terms of the loan and the storage of the art.
There are very strict anti-money laundering laws directly affecting the sale of art. Any art work sold for over €10K is caught by these regulations. Failure to comply with these regulations can lead to a fine or in very serious cases several years imprisonment. We can work with you to put systems in place to minimise this significant risk. Contact us to find out how we can help.
Insurance is a very complicated area of law. We can advise you on initial insurance, right through to making a claim against an insurance company when for example the valuation of the art damaged or stolen cannot be agreed.
Leaving your art collection to the next generation can be a complex matter. We can work with you to put together structures to minimise tax and ensure that your collection remains intact.
We can work with you to ensure that museum and gallery contracts adequately protect your interests. This will include, that they are properly insured and displayed and stored in a safe and secure way. In addition as an artist you may wish to maintain control over the way your work is displayed.
Running an event can be very stressful. We can work with you to ensure that the legal basics are covered, from appropriate licensing requirements, insurance, logistics and contracts with artists and musicians. We can ensure that you are properly covered leaving you to enjoy the event.
An unexpected event may occur and the press and media may start reporting negative facts about you. We can act quickly to minimize the effect of such publicity upon you and your business. Depending on your location we can apply for injunctions. We may also be able to organize a legal claim for damages. A series event may have occurred that could potentially affect your reputation, we can assist managing the publicity minimise the impact.
We work with publishers, playwrights and authors on all legal aspects relating to their work. We for example can deal with copyright claims on your behalf as well as any contracts.
Ownership of your ideas is important. We can work with you to ensure that you are properly protected from people stealing your artistic ideas. We can carry out searches and lodge applications with the necessary registries.
We have extensive experience of working with both artists and record/ television production companies. We can also assist with advertising sync contracts, band contracts, management contracts. We can negotiate on your behalf for samples. We are also experts on dealing with the many complex licensing requirements around the world connected to live performances and filming.
In addition we have access to top quality tax planning to ensure that your project is as tax efficient as possible
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