We are a leading specialist art law practice. We specialise in all legal issues related to fine art and other collecting categories. We provide legal support to art collectors, galleries, dealers, auctioneers, museums, insurance companies, private banks and art investment funds. We understand the business of buying, selling, managing and financing art. Our practice is worldwide, and so are our clients. We collectively speak French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.


Pierre ValentinPierre Valentin is a partner. He specialises in art law. Prior to joining Constantine Cannon, he was Associate General Counsel and a Senior Director of Sotheby’s. More recently, he was a partner at Withers LLP. Pierre speaks French, Italian and Spanish. He has lived in three countries.


Azmina JasaniAzmina Jasani is a solicitor and a member of the Firm’s art law group. She is qualified to practice law in New York and England & Wales.   Azmina specialises in art law, and has significant experience working with art collectors, art galleries, art dealers, auction houses, artists, museums, private banks, family offices, insurance companies, and art investment funds on contentious and non-contentious matters.  Prior to joining the Firm, she spent four years as an associate in the New York office of Withers Bergman LLP, where her primary focus was art law.  Prior to that, Azmina spent two years as an associate in the New York office of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.  She is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati and Urdu.
Rose GartonRose Guest is a solicitor and a member of the Firm’s art law and litigation groups. Prior to joining Constantine Cannon LLP she was an associate in the International Litigation and Arbitration group at Watson, Farley & Williams LLP. She completed the GDL and LPC at BPP Law School and studied Spanish and Business Studies at Edinburgh University. She has completed the Diploma in Art Profession Law and Ethics at the Institute of Art Law. She is fluent in Spanish.
Till Vere-HodgeTill Vere-Hodge is a member of the Firm’s art law and cultural property group. Before joining Constantine Cannon, Till was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson and, prior to that, worked as a Public Diplomacy Officer at the German Embassy in London. During that time, he advised the German Foreign Office in Berlin on the latest political, economic and cultural developments in the UK. Till graduated from Cardiff University, holds a Masters Degree in International Relations from Bristol University and is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He is fluent in German.
Resized for blog Picture_Irene Fraile_March 2014Irene Fraile is a qualified lawyer in Spain and a registered European lawyer in the UK. She is a member of the Firm’s antitrust law group. Irene graduated from Universidad Complutense in Madrid and holds a post-graduate degree in competition law from King’s College of London. Prior to joining Constantine Cannon LLP, Irene trained at Clifford Chance S.L. Madrid. She is fluent in Spanish and Italian.
Yulia ToshevaYulia Tosheva is a member of the Firm’s art law and antitrust groups. Prior to joining Constantine Cannon LLP, Yulia trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and the European Commission. She graduated from the University of Sofia and holds a Masters degree in competition law from King’s College London. Yulia is fluent in Bulgarian and French.

Previous Art Blog Contributors

Previous contributors to the blog include (from left to right): Anne Laure Bandle, Natalia Mikolajczyk, Michael Petrides, Freya Stewart and Caroline van den Bergh.

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