Farrer & Co is an independent law firm with a rich history
We are regarded as one of the leading legal specialists in the art and cultural heritage sector. We advise clients on complex acquisitions and sales of major pieces or collections, title disputes, authenticity and provenance issues, and asset, tax and estate succession planning. We provide support on issues surrounding the reproduction and exploitation of art, including copyright protection, and should it be necessary, on insurance claims or recovering stolen artwork and handling related media attention.
Our UK and international client base ranges from private collectors, artists, dealers, auction houses and banks to landed estates, charitable foundations, arts charities, leading galleries, and heritage properties and museums.
Our clients rely on us for legal and commercial advice across every aspect of their ownership of art assets, from import, export and customs requirements, to legal advice around structuring collections and financing purchases, to complex compliance and regulatory issues, and philanthropy.
We have built an outstanding reputation in the sector because we understand the art market in all its complexity as well as the individual aims and priorities of our clients. Our clients know that no matter how difficult the issue, we will have the expertise to support them.