Christopher A. Marinello

CEO, Art Recovery Group

Christopher A. Marinello is one of the world’s foremost experts in recovering stolen, looted, and missing works of art. A lawyer for over 28 years, Chris began his legal career as a litigator and became uniquely proficient in negotiating complex title disputes between collectors, dealers, museums and insurance companies.

In 2013, Chris founded Art Recovery Group – a specialist practice providing due diligence, dispute resolution and recovery services for the art market and cultural heritage sectors. Within this, Chris has overseen the development of the ArtClaim Database – the most technologically advanced system in existence for the identification and recording of issues and claims attached to works of art.

Chris has recovered stolen and looted artwork valued at over $400m and has worked on some of the most important recoveries of Nazi-looted art.