Pierre Valentin

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Pierre Valentin

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Constantine Cannon LLP

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United Kingdom

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Legal Services


Art Investment Funds, Asset Tracing, Banking Law, Charities & Foundations, Conditional Exemption/Gifts in lieu, Contracts & Commercial law, Customs, Fraud/Crime, Import/Export, Indirect Taxation – non-UK, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Loans against Art, Loans of Art, Mediation, Philanthropy, Restitution, Sales & Use Tax, Succession, Tax – Capital Taxes, Tax – Corporate, Tax – Cross Border, Tax – Inheritance and Trusts, Tax – Tribunals and Appeals, Title Disputes, Trusts, VAT- Cross Border, VAT- Duty & Import, VAT- General, VAT- Tribunals and Appeals, Wealth Planning


Pierre Valentin is a solicitor. He specialises in art law. For the last 20 years, he has advised art collectors, art market professionals, artists and their estates and museums and galleries on all legal issues arising when buying and selling art and managing art collections. He is a Partner of Constantine Cannon LLP, a London and New York boutique law firm. He handles a mix of contentious and transactional work including fraud and dispute resolution, restitution and repatriation, private treaty sales, consignments to auction, tax solutions around art, import and export, raising capital against art and art investment funds. Prior to joining Constantine Cannon, Pierre was a Senior Director and Associate General Counsel at Sotheby’s. He is a trustee of the World Monuments Fund in Britain and of the Artists’ Collecting Society. He teaches art law at a postgraduate level at the Sotheby’s Institute, the London School of Economics and Christie’s Education. Pierre is fluent in French, Italian and Spanish.

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Dispute resolution, finance, Nazi-looted art, cultural patrimony, intellectual property, regulatory