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Tiffany de Waynecourt-Steele

Art and Trust Law Advisor

Tiffany is a Geneva-based UK Solicitor and South African Barrister focused on the intersection of private client law, art law transactions and disputes. She advises private collectors, family offices, investors, entrepreneurs, artists, trustees and bankers on all aspects of art as an asset and on trust law issues.

Tiffany’s advisory work embraces art transactions (including implementing robust art due diligence strategies), art finance (collateral), loans to museums, insurance-related issues, import and export regulations, logistics and art-related aspects of estates, wills and trusts. Tiffany’s Staff Attorney experience at the Claims Resolution Tribunal arbitrating restitution claims to holocaust era assets means that she is also well-placed to assist clients in recovering stolen and looted artworks. She draws on her experience in International Law to advise clients on cultural heritage risks in art transactions.

Tiffany’s art practice is complemented by a trust law practice developed at various Swiss-based law firms and her own law practice, which focuses on trustee indemnities, challenges to jurisdiction (including submission to jurisdiction), variation of trusts (including Public Trustee type applications), capacity issues, marriage contracts (pre-nuptial and post-nuptial), inheritance and forced heirship claims. She also advises on NDA’s.

Tiffany is a Professional Advisor to the International Art Market and a Member of the Art Law Foundation in Geneva. Tiffany is interested in digital assets such as NFT’s and the use of blockchain technology to enhance the robustness of the art market.

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