Helm Art advises and represents Trustees, Protectors, Asset Managers, Private Banks, Family Offices, Private Collectors, and Entrepreneurs across a range of jurisdictions in transactions and proceedings pertaining to art held on trust/art law-related issues, trust disputes, capacity issues, marriage contracts (pre-nuptial and post-nuptial), inheritance and forced heirship claims.
Helm Art focuses on advising and strategizing with Trustees, Protectors, Family Offices, Art Collectors and Artists on art due diligence, family governance, succession, dispute resolution and aspects of taxation. Advisory work embraces art transactions (valuations, acquisitions and sales – both private treaty sales and by public auction), art finance and loans to museums, insurance, import and export regulations, transportation and art-related aspects of estates, wills and trusts. Helm Art also assists in the recovery of stolen and looted art.
Helm Art’s practice includes disclosure orders, challenges to jurisdiction (including submission to jurisdiction), sham trusts, questions of governing law and capacity, indemnity/exoneration clauses, and freezing orders. Helm Art assists clients in coordinating and managing art-related trust disputes and offers pre-emptive advice on mitigating exposure to risks.