Collect and Protect - the opportunities and legal considerations of asset based lending against art


Building an art collection is a lifelong, often multigenerational endeavour that can account for a meaningful portion of an estate. Among the many estate-planning hurdles that art presents is that, historically, the only practical means to monetise art has been to sell it, which can be detrimental from a tax and value-maximising standpoint. Increasingly, collectors, their families and advisors are exploring asset-based lending against art as a valuable estate-planning tool.

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  • Number of Pages: 2
  • Topic: Art Investment

About the Author

Sandrine Giroud

Sandrine Giroud is a lawyer with LALIVE, Geneva, Switzerland and the co-director of the Art Law Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland.  This paper was prepared for the International Bar Association Conference 'Pure Love or Art versus Mere Investment', in March 2015, London. 

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