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Art and Cultural Property Law

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Hunters is an "excellent" firm, according to a source. The firm's "good, solid lawyers" handle domestic and cross-border art matters, including title disputes, restitution claims, treasure matters and transactions.

"They have strong expertise and have always been very open and helpful," says an interviewee, adding: "I can vouch that they are really good lawyers technically and have always been helpful."

Notable practitioners

Gregor Kleinknecht is "one of the names you come across often. He is extremely bright and knows this area inside out and is good with clients," observes a market commentator. He handles disputes transactional matter, and is notable for being qualified to practise both in England and Wales and in Germany. "He is a really personable lawyer, and has international experience in art and cultural property matters," says a source.

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Overview

The art market functions at a global level. But while record prices for quality art grab headlines, forgery, deceit, and the plunder and theft of cultural heritage in crisis-torn regions have reached unprecedented levels, creating traps not only for the unwary amateur but also for sophisticated collectors and major international institutions.

Wherever art is created, acquired, sold, consigned, auctioned, loaned, insured, exhibited, exported, imported, or misappropriated, it is subject to a maze of international conventions and differing national laws, regulations and practices. These cover a diverse range: contract, property, tort, intellectual property, trade, customs, tax and inheritance law, as well as the rules on conflicts of laws, governing and controlling the activities of artists, publishers, dealers, galleries, auctioneers, financiers, insurers, private and public collectors, and major museums worldwide.

The strength and depth of Hunters’ art practice is widely recognised. Our team has specialist art market expertise, providing effective and discrete advice in preserving and protecting the reputation of our clients and the art works with which they are concerned. We regularly advise individuals, galleries and members of the art trade on all aspects of managing personal collections and business interests.

Members

Kleinknecht, Gregor (Head of Department)

Christie, Rebecca

Dimmek, Anastassia

Richards, Julia

Wittenburg, Vanina

Art and Cultural Property Law

Hunters

firm
Location

9 New Square

Lincoln's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 3QN

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UK

Art and Cultural Property Law


Gregor Kleinknecht
Band 2