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Daniel McClean

Howard Kennedy LLP - London

Daniel McClean - Howard Kennedy LLP
  • No. 1 London Bridge
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • SE1 9BG

Profile submitted by Daniel McClean

Practice Areas

Daniel specialises in art and cultural property law working with different sectors of the art market. He advises on contentious and non-contentious issues from disputes involving the ownership, export and authenticity of artworks and antiques to the drafting of agency, consignment, commissioning and sale agreements. He also specialises in intellectual property law and regularly advises artists and photographers on IP agreements and disputes. Recent highlights: judicial review of Arts Council refusal to grant export licence for high value painting; sale of interest in Caravaggio painting; commission agreement for delivery of street artworks for installation in landmark Shanghai building; art finance agreement for production of major contemporary art work exhibited at Art Basel 2017.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Art Law Committee of the International Bar Association.


Trained Mishcon de Reya; Associate Withers; currently Howard Kennedy (formerly Finers Stephens Innocent LLP).


Commissioning editor of ‘Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture’ (2002) and ‘The Trials of Art’ (2007). Co-wrote ‘Commissioning Contemporary Art: A Handbook for Curators, Collectors and Artists’ (2012). Regular column for Art Review on art legal issues. Teaches Art Law at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art (London). New book 'Artistic Authorship and Legacy' published Autumn 2017.


Oxford, PPE, BA, Courtauld Institute of Art, MA, Modern Art History, London University, LLM.