Lisette specialises in art-related disputes and transactions, and also has a general commercial litigation background. During her 12 years as a senior in-house lawyer at Sotheby’s, Lisette worked on some of the most high-profile cases in the art world. Lisette’s auction-house background has given her extensive experience of handling issues arising from questions of authenticity and attribution, provenance and ownership, World War II restitution, cultural property claims, export, loss and damage, and copyright, both in Europe and Asia. Lisette also advises on contracts relating to the purchase and sale of art, both at auction and privately, as well as settlement agreements and confidentiality agreements. She frequently works with private and corporate collectors, trustees and family representatives, artists and artists’ estates, dealers, art advisors, museums and independent art experts.
Lisette is fluent in French, with a good understanding of German and Spanish.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Winner of Legal 500 In-House Litigation Team of the Year 2015.
Lisette will be featured in Dutch photographer Carla van de Puttelaar’s “Women in the Art World” portrait series (www.womenintheartworld.com).
|2019||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2006 - 2019||Sotheby's | Associate General Counsel & Senior Director|
|2003 - 2004||Office of the Parliamentary Counsel | Associate Parliamentary Counsel|
|1999 - 2006||Slaughter and May | Trainee and Associate|
|2001||Qualified as a solicitor|