Greece’s largest full-service legal practice Kyriakides-Georgopoulos Law Firm, and boutique art and cultural property law firm ArtSecure have teamed up in a strategic alliance, with the aim to serve domestic and international clients on contentious and non-contentious art law matters.
The new practice will also deal with auction consignments, repatriation and cross-border movement of antiquities, international taxation, due diligence and anti-money laundering compliance.
Based in Athens, their aim is to act as a one-stop-shop for clients, drawing on the team’s experience with appraisers, risk and collection management professionals, provenance researchers, authentication boards and art insurers.
KG partner Theodore Rakintzis leads this new practice along with ArtSecure founder Phoebe Kouvelas. Rakintzis is ranked as leading practitioner for Greek private wealth law matters in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth 2020 guide.
ArtSecure founder Phoebe Kouvelas said: “Both firms have long appreciated the multi-disciplinary character and rapidly evolving trends in this particular area of law and it is our common belief that our combined expert knowledge from all related to art legal fields will allow us to offer our clients a unique blend of expertise and market knowledge, providing a 360ᵒ service.”
Art law is a multidisciplinary area which covers a wide range of legal fields such as tax, commercial, intellectual property, private and public international law. The alliance will combine KG’s expertise in private wealth, tax and dispute resolution with ArtSecure’s experience on regulatory and contentious issues related to art and cultural property.