Category Archives: Inheritance

Interview with Fladgate’s Hetty Gleave on art and luxury assets during times of upheaval

Posted on: June 1, 2023 by Kiri Cragin Folwell

We recently spoke with Hetty Gleave, a partner at Fladgate LLP in London, about her practice and her experience dealing with art and luxury assets for her clients. Challenges arise for such assets in times of great personal upheaval, such as during situations involving debt, divorce and death. These issues will be explored further during […]

Dispute over the Isleworth Mona Lisa goes to Italian courtrooms

Posted on: September 25, 2019 by Eleonora Chielli

The Court of Florence is dealing with a case involving the ‘Isleworth Mona Lisa’, a painting attributed to Leonardo, though with some uncertainty. Whilst the question of attribution is not the focus of this post, it should be noted that following a debate lasting for more than a century about the attribution of this painting, […]

Gurlitt’s Cousin Appeals Judgment of Probate Court

Posted on: April 30, 2015 by Nina M. Neuhaus

Uta Werner, the cousin of late Cornelius Gurlitt, has decided to appeal against the judgment of the Probate Court in Munich (Amtsgericht München). In its judgment, the Probate Court as Court of First Instance has granted the Museum of Fine Arts Bern’s application for a certificate of inheritance and, at the same time, rejected a […]

Causa Gurlitt: Museum of Fine Arts Bern Applies for Certificate of Inheritance

Posted on: March 18, 2015 by Nina M. Neuhaus

New developments in causa Gurlitt: The Museum of Fine Arts Bern applied for a certificate of inheritance with the Probate Court in Munich. With this application, the Museum seeks confirmation from the Court that it is the sole legal heir of Cornelius Gurlitt – as it was stated in his will of 9th January 2014. [See […]

Seminar next week on Succession Planning for Art

Posted on: February 19, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

A reminder that the evening seminar, Succession Planning for Art: Owners, Collectors and Creators, will run this Wednesday, 25th February 2015, at Collyer Bristow LLP in London. It will cover the ways in which artists, dealers and collectors can plan for the treatment of works of art following death, touching upon the following areas: gifts, loans, wills, […]

New psychiatric report casts doubt upon Gurlitt will

Posted on: November 20, 2014 by Nina M. Neuhaus

On 26th November, the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern will decide whether to accept the bequest of Cornelius Gurlitt. Unexpectedly, one of Gurlitt’s two cousins, Uta Werner, has threatened to challenge the  will. Her claim is based on a psychiatric report, which she had commissioned from Dr Helmut Hausner, chief physician at […]