PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

 

ADDG ARTICLES

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RECENT OWNERSHIP DISPUTES BEFORE THE COURTS

Article by James Petts (commercial and art law specialist) considers two recent cases involving ownership disputes. He looks at the typical issues and some practical steps to seek to minimise the risk of these types of disputes arising.

EXPORT CHALLENGE OVER GIOTTO PAINTING BROUGHT IN UK’S HIGH COURT

Guest article by Ben Amunwa of 36 Art (specialist Art law team at the 36 Group) writes on a complex legal challenge concerning an export licence for an artwork by the father of the Italian Renaissance, Giotto. This case tested which legal jurisdiction and laws applied as a Claimant sought to challenge Italy’s Cultural Ministry’s refusal to grant such a permit and touched on the potential forthcoming Brexit conundrum.

CONSIGNMENT FRAUD – KEEPING ON TOP OF YOUR ASSET:

In this article, James Petts and Jessica Franses (both practising commercial and art lawyers at the 36 Group) look at consignment fraud and consider some recent cases where consignors have been duped out of funds for their artworks and some practical steps that can be taken to try to minimise risks.

TITLE DISPUTES – WIDE SCOPE FOR CASES & MINISMISING THE RISKS:

Article by James Petts (Commercial and art lawyer at The 36 Group) that looks at the wide variety of claims that arise in Title disputes, from disputes arising between business colleagues, in inheritance claims, from third party interests with liens or loans, to cultural heritage and restitution claims.

The article also looks at the practical steps that Collectors and their advisers can take to seek to minimise the risks

Cultural Heritage – News and Law:

Article by Jessica Franses on latest cultural heritage news, international laws that apply and proactive steps that can be taken by collectors to seek to avoid potential legal liability – “Sniffing out Underground Art – The problem of illicit trafficking of cultural property in the art market.

ADDG INTERVIEWS

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Interview – ART FRAUD AND THE ROLE OF AN ART AUTHENTICATOR IN TODAY’S MARKET

Curtis Dowling, specialist art authenticator, gives a fascinating account of his career in private art fraud investigations and the scams that he has uncovered. His team delve into the dark side of the art market, using information from art forgers to uncover the truth, amongst the other key methods.

Interview – HOW REGULATED IS THE ART MARKET?

Christopher Marinello (ADDG’s art recovery specialist) and Kirk Kashefi (regulatory barrister) give an insight into regulation of the art market and some of the legal obligations that affect art market professionals today. They look at the duties on public and private parties to check provenance and title of artworks, the development of national, international laws and policies to protect cultural property and police the illicit trade of looted and stolen artworks, to the applicability of money laundering regulations (including the requirements for High Value Dealers) and bribery law to art businesses.

Interview – Care-Taking, Preservation & Conservation of Art:

ADDG’s Art Consultant Pandora Mather-Lees is interviewed about her training programmes and education on the issues of care-taking, preservation and conservation of art to preserve and protect art for future generations. Discover some tips she gives to her clients.

ADDG REPORTS

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MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT: SECURITY AND LOGISTICS

Following from our Security and Logistics Panel Discussion on 5th September 2017 led by ADDG’s Frank Morey and Ian Hall of Virtus Risk Management Ltd (our security specialist members) and chaired by Malcolm Taylor (our Arts Mediator) and involving industry leaders across the Arts Sector in Shipping and Logistics, Security, Customs, Tax and Wealth Management, Art advisory, Law, Insurance and Valuations we have produced a Market Intelligence Report.

For a full copy of the Market Intelligence Report please contact us.