Sinclaire Marber Schäfer

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Sinclaire Schäfer is an associate in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Her practice focuses on disputes across the life sciences and cultural industries. Sinclaire also has transactional experience on international project finance and M&A matters involving intellectual property.

Sinclaire publishes frequently on the intersection of art and intellectual property law, as well as legal issues surrounding cultural property and museums. Prior to joining Kirkland, Sinclaire was a litigation associate at White & Case LLP in New York.


Thought Leadership


“Bloody Foundation? Ethical and Legal Implications of (Not) Removing the Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt at the American Museum of Natural History,” Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, December 5, 2019

“Will The Art Market Really Soar? Revisiting Resale Rights After Brexit,” Art Antiquity and Law, 2019

“The Berkshire Museum Deaccessioning Controversy,” International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) Journal, 2018

“They Can’t Take that Away from Me: An Indemnification Solution to Unmerited VARA claims,” Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, March 17, 2018

Co-Author with S. Flescher, “Conserved or Copied? Artist Cady Noland at It Again Over Log Cabin,” IFAR Journal, 2017

“Dismissed Disavowal: Court Closes Log Cabin Case Without Addressing VARA Issue,” IFAR Journal, 2017

Co-Author with S. Flescher, “Avowals and Disavowals: When Can An Artist Say ‘It's Not Mine,’” IFAR Journal, 2016

Memberships & Affiliations

New York State Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2019New York


  • Columbia UniversityJ.D.2019
  • London School of Economics and Political ScienceMaster of Laws in Intellectual Propertywith Distinction2018
  • Harvard UniversityMaster of Liberal Arts, Museum Studies2016
  • Yale UniversityB.A., History of Artmagna cum laude2015