A short talk with Pierre Valentin just after his attendance as a speaker at the Art Business Conference.
Pierre Valentin started Constantine Cannon LLP in London in 2012. The firm is affiliated with Constantine Cannon LLP in the USA where it has offices in New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Pierre heads Constantine Cannon’s international art law practice. His clients include commercial art galleries, art dealers, art collectors, auction houses, museums, artists, private banks and art investment funds. He advises them on transactions involving art and antiques, financing against art, the taxation of art, intellectual property, alternative investments and dispute resolution. He was formerly Associate General Counsel and a senior director of Sotheby’s and more recently a partner of Withers LLP.
Pierre speaks French, Italian and Spanish. Aside from his day job as a lawyer, Pierre chairs the Board of Trustees of World Monuments Fund Britain. He is also a trustee of the Artists’ Collecting Society.
Pierre is ranked in Legal Directory Chambers UK 2016 as one of the top two leading art lawyers: ‘Pierre is praised by commentators as “the standout individual” and “a major player” in the market. He leads the firm’s art and cultural property offering. One client says: “He is a problem solver. His attitude is to always find a solution; he doesn’t rub people up the wrong way”.
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