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 Partner at Constantine Cannon LLP and a leading art and cultural property law specialist. She is dual-qualified in New York and England and has over a decade’s experience representing and advising artists, private and corporate collectors, galleries and dealers, auction houses, financial institutions and museums on contentious and non-contentious matters in London and New York.
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.
Simon Yeung is a senior associate in the Firm’s Litigation and Antitrust Litigation groups. Simon’s practice focuses on commercial disputes, including competition damages claims and art-related claims. He acts for clients in proceedings before the English courts, and in arbitration proceedings. He has previously acted for clients in proceedings in offshore jurisdictions, and in relation to a number of multi-jurisdictional investigations.
Fionnuala Rogers 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 Peticca 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: Rose Guest, Yulia Tosheva, Anne Laure Bandle, Natalia Mikolajczyk, Michael Petrides, Freya Stewart and Caroline van den Bergh.