Helm Art

Helm Art

What do we do at Helm Art?

Helm Art focusses on the intersection of Private Client Law, Art Law and Disputes.

What does that focus entail?

Advising and strategizing with Trustees, Protectors, Asset Managers, Private Banks, Family Offices, Private Collectors, and Entrepreneurs in relation to the following:

Art Law issues pertaining to art as an asset, such as:

  • Art due diligence, including provenance, attribution, authenticity, valuations
  • Art transactions strategy in relation to private treaty sales and consignment sales agreements
  • Art finance
  • Import/export licenses
  • Loans of artworks to museums, including immunity from seizure
  • Family governance, succession
  • Artists estates’
  • Insurance/ Government Indemnity Scheme
  • Dispute resolution including relating to title, attribution, authenticity, catalogues raisonnés
  • Aspects of art-related taxation

Private Client issues, including:

  • Breach of trust, trustee indemnities and powers, termination of trusts, sham trusts, variation of trusts
  • Applications to Court on behalf of Trustees to “bless” Trustee actions
  • Jurisdictional challenges/issues pertaining to submission to jurisdiction
  • Forced heirship issues

Which jurisdictions does Helm Art work with?

By virtue of Helm Art’s location in Switzerland,  its art law and trust law practice are multi-jurisdictional in nature, Helm Art therefore works across a range of jurisdictions.

Helm Art’s clients are based in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and their assets are held in multiple jurisdictions. That often entails Helm Art acting as Co-Counsel with foreign Counsel and working with subject-matter experts globally. Helm Art have an established network of Co-Counsel and experts that it collaborates with.

Helm Art

Zurich Office

+41 58 300 6060

Dreikoenigstrasse 34 

Geneva Office

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