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London – global centre for art and cultural property dispute resolution

12 May 2022 | 08:30 - 10:30 (BST)
London International Disputes Week


William Charrington, Farrer & Co; Luke Harris, 5 Stone Building; Heather Murphy, XXIV Old Buildings; Andrew Onslow QC, 3 Verulam Buildings; Petra Warrington, Charles Russell Speechlys.

What this session will cover

London is singularly well equipped to deal with international art disputes – one of the capitals of the art market; a key base for international auctioneers; galleries and institutions: and world class experts in art and antiquities. It also has a renowned and well respected judiciary and other formal or informal forums for the resolution of disputes. Dealers and collectors value discretion and London is emerging as a leading ADR centre with art disputes frequently being resolved confidentially via arbitration and mediation.

Our panel of art lawyers will discuss their experiences of a wide range of disputes (including provenance, authenticity, restitution), current legacy and repatriation issues, and London’s offering in resolving art and cultural property disputes.