Fine art and specie

Fine art and specie

Our respected team of specialist lawyers understand the issues and risks around insuring valuable assets. We draw on our practical experience to react quickly and help our clients manage difficult, and often high-profile situations that occur following damage or a loss.

Our respected team of specialist lawyers understand the issues and risks around insuring valuable assets.

Our clients include insurers, brokers, gallery owners, auction houses and dealers. We draw on our practical experience to react quickly and help our clients manage difficult, and often high-profile situations that occur following damage or a loss.

We advise the fine art and specie market in complex matters relating to insurance coverage and claims for:

  • Fine art - all risks coverage matters, damage in storage or transit, title and provenance disputes.
  • Cash in transit - cash and bullion in transit.
  • Jewellers block - we advise on insurance matters for stock at their premises and at third parties’ premises, at exhibitions and shows.
  • General specie - cash, bullion and precious metals in storage, vaults and safety deposit boxes.

Recent examples of work include being instructed in connection with damage to the Picasso painting ‘Buste de Jeune Garcon’ on the premises of a Munich gallery and/or in transit between the Munich gallery and a Paris gallery and being instructed by insurers and dealers in relation to the 2015 Hatton Garden jewellery heist, one of the largest burglaries in English legal history.

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