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Tom Christopherson

Consultant Lecturer, London

Oxford University

Tom is a solicitor and joined Sotheby’s legal department in 1997 having worked at the private client specialist law firm Withers from 1987-1989 and at Freshfields the international corporate law firm from 1989 to 1996, including a spell in Brussels and a year on secondment with the Corporate Strategy Department at The Rank Organisation plc. Tom was Sotheby's European General Counsel 2000 - 2013 and a Senior Director at Sotheby's until 2016.

Tom is Legal Consultant to Bonhams auctioneers and Consultant, Art and Law Studies at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.  Tom serves on the Committees of the British Art Market Federation and the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers, is a member of PAIAM (Professional Advisors to the International Art Market), was Master (2016-17) and now a Charitable Trustee for The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars, and is a trustee of the Rolls Building Art and Education Trust.

Tom Christopherson
  • Publications


    With Jan-Hein Bax: “The UK Detention Rights of Eurocontrol”, Air & Space law, Volume XVII, Number 1, Klewer February 1992

    Regulatory Framework for Airline Operations”, in Aircraft Financing (2nd edn) ed Simon Hall, Euromoney Publications, 1993.

    Art Market Risk and Complexity: An Insider’s view”, in Risk and Uncertainty in the Art World ed Anna Dempster, Bloomsbury 2014.
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