Pierre Valentin is a partner at Constantine Cannon LLP and the founder of their Art and Cultural Property Law Group. He has spent more than 25 years advising leading art collectors, artists, galleries, auction houses and museums on all aspects of art and cultural property law. He is considered a “pioneer” of the field (Chambers and Partners) and is internationally recognised as a leading specialist.
Pierre’s commitment to the improvement and development of the art world extends beyond his work as a legal advisor. He is a trustee of the Artists’ Collecting Society, the co-founder of PAIAM (the Association of Professional Advisors to the International Art Market) and the founder and Chair of ICRA (the International Catalogue Raisonné Association). Pierre was a trustee of the World Monuments Fund Britain for 15 years and its Chair for 3 years.
Prior to joining Constantine Cannon LLP, he was a partner at Withers LLP and before that, he served as Senior Director and Associate General Counsel of Sotheby’s Europe. He speaks French, Spanish and Italian.