What our clients say about us


“We have worked together with Cadell + Co on a number of matters, from the singular to the multi-faceted, and recommend them highly to clients and colleagues.  They are always focused on obtaining the best results for their clients and use their expertise in a targeted and nimble manner.  Their independence is of immense comfort, particularly in the potentially conflict-of-interest-rich sector that is the art world, and they always strive to hold themselves to the highest of standards.  Their values chime with our own and those of our clients and that is why we will enjoy continuing to work with Cadell + Co for many years to come.”

Chambers ranked UK Private Client and Art & Cultural Property Lawyers


“The Cadell team bring the same level of professionalism to art transactions that we expect from traditional advisers. This professionalism coupled with their years of experience means they cut through the opaqueness and conflicts that sit at the heart of the art market and give us considered advice that’s helpful, practical and clearly in our client’s long-term interest.”

Grant Brown
Head of Private Client,
Link Asset Services, Jersey


Cadell+Co worked with us on a particularly complex and challenging collection covering multiple categories and geographies.  The case involved navigating multiple legal challenges, pre-sale financing and ensuring a thorough audit trail was established.  Cadell + Co were selected based upon depth of knowledge, independence and transparency which reduced the trust company’s risk.  They demonstrated very strong proactive project management of the entire structured competitive sale process which increased staff capacity and reduced costs.  With a very effective client communication style tailored to suit client needs and circumstances Cadell + Co deliver a solution which proved very effective. It also resulted in good night sleeps for the directors!

Director, Global Trust Company


“Over the many years of collecting, I have been approached by a number of art advisors to both buy and sell, in part or all of my collection. Somehow, it never felt right- I was not at ease with their proposals, knowledge of the market relative to my collection or having my best interest at heart. We all have different reasons for selling art. Like the stock market, it is easy to buy, but knowing how and when to sell is another matter.

It was only when I engaged Richard and the Cadell team that I felt comfortable working on the sale of my precious collection. The process has taken 2 years, from initial sale strategy, through the auction house selection and on to managing the auctions and Private Sales themselves. Richard – and his Contemporary expert Sara, worked closely with me “holding my hand” as they guided me through every stage. As a regulated company they are duty bound to look after their clients, which is important to me. What I appreciated most was their professionalism, knowledge, honesty and transparency. The outcome was a success in every way, and I’m happy to endorse Cadell to other collectors around the globe.”

Lorie Peters Lauthier
Collector. Washington, USA/ Paris, France


“The Cadell team tick all the key boxes in terms of expertise and professionalism, and bring an additional level of integrity and flair that I trust and value for my clients.”

Tiffany de Waynecourt-Steele
Of Counsel 
Anaford AG – Attorneys at Law, Geneva


“I’ve worked with the team at Cadell+Co for a number of years on a significant collection and am pleased to confirm that their professional approach and commitment are excellent. From developing the initial sale strategy, though managing various auction sales, their expert advice and guidance has given me the reassurance and confidence to continue this long-term project.”

David Capps
Group Chairman, Capco Trust, Jersey


“Cadell+Co enable us to manage the art in our structures with confidence. Being regulated means you know their advice is truly independent, but more than that, their expert advice and professional process helps us and our clients manage the complexities of establishing a long-term strategy for the art collection, from arranging Museum loans through to sales. Especially of note is the personable and proactive approach of both Richard and Willem which is appreciated by us as trustees as well as by the beneficiaries of the trusts we administer.”

Caroline Bennett-Akkaya
Director, PraxisIFM Trust, Geneva


“Luke’s knowledge of the art lending field, having acted in various guises, both as a lender and as an adviser, enables him to offer a fresh perspective and practical solutions. Not only is Luke a preeminent professional in the field, he is also hugely personable.”

Chambers “Leading Individual – Art and Culture” lawyer


“Cadell and Co offer a unique service to Trustees in helping them navigate the often complex process of dealing with art as an asset
class, whether that be by issuing a Desk Top Review to help guide the initial purchase process, or by providing direct access to the their wide network of specialists. We have always found the team to be extremely helpful, able to act quickly, and the advice gleaned valuable.”

Executive Director, Jersey Trust Co