James is a partner with London law firm Farrer & Co LLP.
He is recognised for his expertise in art and heritage law and the legal and fiscal issues linked to high-value art and cultural transactions, including how art is treated in international tax planning, as well as the sale, financing, purchase and export of high-value artworks and antiquities by businesses and individuals. His clients include art businesses, international museums and galleries as well as family offices, private banks, and wealthy individuals.
He is the co-author of English law chapter in The Art Collecting Legal Handbook (2nd edition 2016; Thomson Reuters; ed Bruno Boesch and Massimo Sterpi) and has written widely in a variety of journals on art, cross-border structuring and tax incentives for encouraging philanthropy in the arts.
Education: St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University
Recommended: Legal 500; Chambers Guide to Legal Profession; The Spears 500; and City Wealth.
James moderated the 2019 London Export Licensing session and had created the following case studies for our panel to discuss. You can view the case studies here.