Bespoke legal and business advice for ventures in the arts and creative industries

We light the way.


Lucet combines extensive experience of how the creative industries operate with in-depth knowledge of legal and business issues in the UK, Europe, China and the US.


We provide a bespoke, solutions-based and flexible service to start-ups, artists and galleries, digital innovators, social enterprises and charities, private companies, and philanthropic initiatives.


Lucet specialisms include:


Strategic guidance and introductions for new projects
Establishing and developing cross-border enterprises
Helping artists, creators and galleries navigate legal and commercial complexities
Identifying innovative solutions and cross-disciplinary opportunities
Project management
Drafting and negotiating contracts
Advising on commercial transactions, investment arrangements, collaborations and restructuring


Established by lawyer Helen Sunderland-Cohen in 2017 out of a personal passion for the arts and new ideas, Lucet lights the way for pioneering and creative commercial ventures. Recent clients include an award-winning animation studio, a documentary film producer, a blue-chip contemporary art gallery, and a private collection of antique cartography.

Helen has over 15 years’ experience as a trusted advisor to clients ranging from Fortune100 companies to start-ups in Europe, China, the UK and the US. She consults for founders, creators and entities on business ventures, with her own investment activity providing a unique perspective.

Helen holds a BA in History & East Asian Studies from Bryn Mawr College, a JD from the University of Washington, and a Master’s in Museum Studies from Harvard’s Extension School. She serves on the board of trustees of the City & Guilds School of Art in London, and on the boards of a Swiss family office and the Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York. Helen is qualified as a lawyer in New York and the UK. Based in London, she has lived in Switzerland, Australia, the US and China, and regularly spends time in Israel.

Recent Projects

  • Activating and managing a cartographic collection of international importance, including digitisation and cataloguing, building an online platform, exhibitions, acquisitions, and third-party collaborations.
  • Consulting for a leading UK-based contemporary art gallery in exploring and defining a strategy and legal step-plan for post-Covid restructuring and leadership succession.
  • Helping a Chinese artist enter the global market by curating and digitising three series of works, managing artist interviews and photography, placing the artist with a UK gallery, launching a bilingual website and Instagram presence, post-sales liaison.
  • Representing the founder of a Chinese film and VR production studio in negotiating a distribution deal for a documentary film with US and European agents.

LucetCreative nurtures people, projects, and new ideas.
Creativity, illuminated.

We support initiatives with social value but without big budgets or scaled-up infrastructure, providing cost-efficient or pro bono advice to founders, creatives,charities, start-ups, or those rethinking their models.

As a firm believer in the value of community, the arts and culture, LucetCreative offers a friendly sounding-board. We help with issues such as analysing business ideas, flagging issues and planning responses, exploring synergies, and makingintroductions.

To find out if we might be able to help, please contact us.