Company

Withers

Position

Head

Partner

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Art Lawyers

Legal

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Location

London

Advice type

Legal - Art

Asset Class

Collectibles

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Entrepreneurs

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UHNW

Sector Focus

Art Products

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Customer Type

Solicitor

Sarah Barker

Spear’s Review

Sarah Barker is head of the UK art law practice at Withers, advising on contentious and non-contentious issues in addition to transactional matters relating to buying and selling artwork. Her practice is client-focused first and foremost, and she frequently instructs collectors, artists, galleries, agents, foundations and auction houses, among others. 

Her background as a City corporate lawyer has proven useful in her role. ‘My experience working on M&A transactions is invaluable in running the high-value fine art sale and purchase transactions I regularly undertake for collectors,’ she told Spear’s. ‘That experience, when coupled with an in-depth knowledge of agency law and the idiosyncratic practises of the art world, uniquely equips me to transact fine art and other collectibles.’

She added that, in her experience, there has been an increase in restitution and cultural repatriation cases.

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