Anne-Laure Alléhaut Joins Patterson Belknap’s Art & Museum Law Practice as Counsel

June 3, 2019

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that Anne-Laure Alléhaut has become Counsel to the Firm, joining its highly respected Art & Museum Law practice.

Ms. Alléhaut joins the Firm from Sotheby’s Inc. where she served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel for six years.  In her role at Sotheby’s, one of the world’s largest auction houses, she advised management and senior executives on deal structure and strategy, as well as on legal and reputational risk in connection with the sale of art.  She will concentrate her practice at Patterson Belknap on all aspects of art law, including representing clients in the full range of transactions related to works of art, including its purchase and sale (at auction and privately).  Additionally, she will be drafting and negotiating transactional agreements, financing documents, and general corporate agreements.  Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Ms. Alléhaut spent seven years as a corporate associate at two multinational law firms, focusing on mergers & acquisitions.  Ms. Alléhaut received her J.D. from Cornell Law School and her M.A. from Université Paris X, Nanterre in International Commercial Law and International Litigation.  She also studied international and commercial law at Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas.

“We are very excited to welcome Anne-Laure to the Firm,” said Jo Backer Laird, Head of the Firm’s Art & Museum Law practice.  “She is a highly skilled attorney with a wealth of experience in the art market, and will be a strong addition to our team.”  Patterson Belknap’s Art & Museum Law team provides sophisticated advice to clients that include major museums, artists, art dealers, and private and corporate collectors.