Art Desk

Sometimes passion for art results in need of possession. A work of art may not only raise ones spirits but could also be a material asset. Investing in art requires making many decisions, from selecting a proper object to structing a transaction. One may also support art in different ways, including through art commissions or partnerships with art institutions.

We offer tailor-made solutions for both passionate art lovers and temperate art investors in order to ensure full legal titles to and tax efficient ownership of artworks. We also assist in art related initiatives, from commissioning art to establishing cooperation with art institutions

How we can help

We provide legal advice, structure transactions, draft documentation and negotiate agreements, both on the domestic market and abroad, in cooperation with reputable law firms. Our team comprises lawyers both solely dedicated to our art desk and from all main practice areas. Therefore, apart from advising on specific art related matters, we can also assist in general commercial, financing, tax and corporate issues.

Our services include

Advising on art acquisitions, including conducting legal due diligence investigations and drafting customary documents

Structuring art investment transactions in order to provide tax and corporate efficient solutions, from providing transaction documentation to advising on financing arrangements

Arranging of private art commission projects, covering various aspects of intellectual property rights, execution issues and ownership issues

Assisting in establishing and developing partnerships with art institutions, both private and public

Advising on exploitation and protection of art related intellectual property rights

Assisting in establishment of art related foundations, either for investment purposes, succession planning or artist’s estate management

Advising on art related issues in succession planning

Examining artworks as collateral in financing deals, including conducting legal due diligence investigations and assisting in preparing of necessary documentation

Advising on transactions involving artbacked securities, including conducting legal due diligence investigations and drafting and negotiating customary documentation

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Piotr Kowalik

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Łukasz Karpiesiuk

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