Pool of Arbitrators

Milton Charles Silverman

Senior Dispute Resolution Partner, Streathers Solicitors LLP

Milton has developed the Art Law practice at Streathers, which advises and assists galleries, dealers, collectors, auction houses and public institutions on the wide range of legal issues that arise from transacting in art on a global basis, and includes dealing with cultural heritage, intellectual property, customs, international art loans and the financing of art.

Streathers, through Milton, have for many years been accredited service providers to the British Antique Dealers Association (‘BADA’) and The Association of Art and Antique Dealers (‘LAPADA’), and have assisted on BBC productions on the art world. Milton writes extensively for the media on art law (he has written in the Art Newspaper and Art Review by way of example) and has lectured at Sotheby’s Institute and abroad.

Milton is a member of the Institute of Art and Law and is a regular contributor to domestic and international publications. This includes the Antiques Trade Gazette for which he is the legal correspondent and writes monthly articles.

He is a member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (‘PAIAM’), is recommended in Chambers and Partners Directory for Art And Cultural Property Law and ranked in “Chambers HNW-The world’s Leading High Net Worth Advisors” in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In January 2020 Milton was appointed to the Arbitration pool of CAfA.

Milton´s educational background includes a LLB from Manchester University and he is a native English speaker.

Chambers various sources advise:
“Milton brings a vast amount of Art World knowledge and experience to his varied and respected practice. His clients include dealers, auction houses and galleries, amongst others.” (Extract/2018).
One market insider stated that “he acts in some significant disputes connected to antiques” (2019).
An art industry source explains: “He has a deep interest in the market; he understands the issues that come up in the art market very well. He is really a go to guy if you have a legal problem in the art world.” (2019)
“He…always crops up in major cases.” (2019)

Jurisdiction: U.K.