Art Law

Acting for collectors, dealers, artists, galleries, museums, and art institutions around the world.

Paul Mitchell, Q.C. is Chair of our Art Law Group. Paul’s art law practice includes acting for collectors, dealers, artists, galleries, museums, and art institutions around the world.

He has been involved in the art business in a variety of capacities for over 30 years, including as a collector, dealer, and fine art advisor. Paul has lectured on art and collecting art, including events hosted by the University of British Columbia and the Kelowna Art Gallery. He is a Director of the Kelowna Art Gallery, and is Chair of their Acquisitions Committee.

He has extensive experience in art transactions globally, including private sales and purchases, authenticity, attribution, title and ownership, provenance, exhibition agreements, auction consignment agreements, auction guarantees, and principal-agent relationships.

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