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Lavinia de Nazelle

Managing Associate

Personal Profile

Lavinia is a Managing Associate in Mishcon Private, specialising in Art Law and Luxury Assets.

Lavinia is an experienced litigator with a strong background in multijurisdictional commercial disputes, regulatory investigations and compliance. She advises collectors, artists, curators, galleries, companies and HNW clients in relation to a wide variety of contentious and transactional matters. During her career, she has been involved in many high-profile cases, dealing with matters of particular complexity and sensitivity, across a number of sectors, industries and on an international basis. Lavinia has an astute knowledge of the workings of national museums and galleries, having undertaken secondments at key institutions.

Key Experience

  • Representing a car collector in relation to a claim for misrepresentation following the sale of a vintage car.
  • Representing a HNW family in relation to a claim for liability following an accident involving a luxury asset.
  • Representing a gallery in relation to allegations of fraud following the sale of an artwork.
  • Representing a production company in relation to allegations of breaches of contract in relation to an exhibition.
  • Representing a curator in relation to a dispute with an auction house.
  • Representing a HNW individual in relation to an ownership dispute over a multi-million dollar painting.
  • Representing a HNW individual in relation to stolen luxury goods.
  • Acting as General Counsel to Tate Gallery for a period of eight-months, overseeing its contractual work, ongoing litigation and advising on a wide variety of legal issues including real estate, employment, criminal matters and intellectual property.
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