In the last two decades, the arts and antiquities industry has transformed into a global market behemoth, with total sales reaching US$64 billion in 2019. Hong Kong, standing at the nexus of East and West, is Asia’s premier international arts hub.
Reflecting the long-term growth of the arts market in Asia and increasing legal complexities around the buying, holding, financing and selling of art and cultural property, Deacons has established a dedicated arts practice comprising an experienced team of lawyers led by four partners and one counsel. The team advises on a diverse range of arts matters including the acquisition and disposal of collectables, the financing and lending of artworks, the protection of copyright, consignment and commercial agreements, tax and estate planning, charitable donations, and disputes over authenticity and ownership of title.
Our notable experience includes:
If you would like to discuss how Deacons could help you or your company in relation to art law, we would be delighted to hear from you.