Rudy Capildeo


Private Client

T: +44 (0)20 7395 3111


Rudy joined Wedlake Bell together with Tim Maxwell as joint Head of the Art & Luxury group.

He advises a broad range of international clients ranging from private collectors, artists and galleries/dealers to museums, financial institutions and off-shore trustees on a variety of complex, commercial matters. He also has a strong client base who operate in the classic car, fine violin and fine wine worlds.

His practice is predominantly non-contentious, and involves the purchase and sale of artworks and other high value collectibles, luxury asset financing, the protection of artists’ rights and the import and export of artworks, classic cars and other luxury assets. He also advises on the purchase and sale of yachts.

Career History

  • Member of Professional Advisors to the International Art Market.
  • Member of the Institute of Art & Law.


Copyright protection for painters, sculptors and cartoonists in The Subject of Literary and Artistic Copyright published by Edward Elgar.

Guest lecturer at Courtauld Institute of Art, Christie’s Education, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and the Institute of Art & Law.


  • Best Lawyers – Art Law 2024
  • Tier 1 Chambers HNW
  • Tier 1 Chambers UK
  • Leading Individual Legal 500
  • Top Recommended Art Lawyer, Spears 500

"Rudy has excellent knowledge of law and of the art market."

— Chambers, High Net Worth 2023

"Rudy Capildeo understands the market really well. He is very calm and knowledgeable."

— Chambers, High Net Worth 2023


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Wedlake Bell sponsors London Art Week 2023




Wedlake Bell Partners feature in ‘Tatler’ article on unregulated art market


Proud to have represented The Artists’ Collecting Society and the Design and Artists Copyright Society