Chris Haywood joins Charles Russell Speechlys’ Art & Luxury practice


Charles Russell Speechlys’ Top Tier Art & Luxury practice expands in the Middle East with the recruitment of senior associate, Chris Haywood, in their Dubai office.

Haywood acts for a broad range of clients from artists, museums and galleries through to luxury and retail brands and leading international wine merchants. In addition to advising on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters, he has particular expertise in managing and protecting his clients’ copyright, moral rights and global brand portfolios. He is a dual-qualified Solicitor and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney.

Rudy Capildeo, partner and co-head of Charles Russell Speechlys’ Art & Luxury practice, commented, “We are very excited to welcome Chris to our growing international team. With travel curtailed this past year, we have realised our clients appreciate our having expertise in the geographies that matter to them and we believe that trend will only continue. Chris’ recruitment is an important part of that strategy and in addition to his excellent Art & Luxury experience, his deep understanding of the wine and whisky market will be of particular interest to our clients who collect, grow and deal in fine wines and whiskies.”

Mark Hill, partner and head of the firm’s Commercial, TMT and IP practice in the Middle East added, “This is another marvellous step in the right direction for our fast growing practice in the Middle East. The Art & Luxury space is of considerable importance in our strategic plans internationally and locally but also Chris’ experience and expertise in IP and brands is a wonderful addition to our existing capabilities of working with global and consumer brands and other businesses reliant on or driven by intellectual property.”


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