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, Spanish and Hindi.
Pierre 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 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 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.
Till Vere-Hodge is a solicitor and a member of the Firm’s art law and cultural property group. His practice includes all aspects of art and cultural property law, with a particular focus on the handling of restitution claims to artworks looted before, during and after World War II. Prior to joining Constantine Cannon, Till spent over three years as an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and, before that, worked for three and a half years as a Public Diplomacy Officer at the German Embassy in London. Till 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.
Rose 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.
Fionnuala is a consultant lawyer in the art and cultural property group with 7 years’ experience exclusively working in international Art and Cultural Property Law, with a particular interest in cultural property and extensive experience in the Middle East where she regularly works. Prior to joining Constantine Cannon, Fionnuala co-founded the Pinsent Masons International Art Group in 2012 where she continues to advise their middle eastern clients as a consultant.
Emelyne is a Trainee Solicitor in the London office of Constantine Cannon LLP. Prior to joining Constantine Cannon LLP, Emelyne gained experience in London City and Paris law firms. She primarily worked on matters related to Litigation, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property. She also interned in the Restitution Department of Christie’s London.
Previous Art Blog Contributors
Previous contributors to the blog include: Yulia Tosheva, Anne Laure Bandle, Natalia Mikolajczyk, Michael Petrides, Freya Stewart and Caroline van den Bergh.