Arts & Culture

The MLL Legal Arts and Culture Law team advises parties on all legal aspects relating to the art market, international transactions in works of art, cultural property, artists and museums.

  • Familiar with the mechanisms of the art market, our team represents auction houses, museums, artists and their estates, collectors, galleries, cultural public institutions and art and antiquities dealers
  • We regularly advise on art transactions, including on matters related to the authentication, appraisal and provenance of works of art and cultural property, the cross-border movement of works of art, copyright, museum contracts and tax. The scope of our practice extends from private collections to national heritage and public collections
  • We also assist high-net worth individuals, estates and charities on all their art-related tax, commercial and intellectual property matters
  • We provide advice on sale and complex purchase agreements for collectors, dealers and art investment funds, involving letters of credit and working capital facilities from banks secured on fine art collections
  • We support artists, collectors and the next generation to manage in an optimal way the art collection and avoid obstacles involving ownership, liability, insurance and intellectual property arising in their relationships with art dealers, galleries and private or public collections

“MLL Legal is a full-service law firm that is respected for its art and cultural property work, with one source stating: “They have a very strong and thorough knowledge of the art world.” The team advises art collectors, dealers, galleries, foundations and other institutions on contentious and advisory matters”​

Chambers and Partners, High Net Worth, 2022

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