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How New Anti–Money Laundering Laws Will Affect Art Collectors

Posted  03/18/21
By Azmina Jasani
How will the new antimoneylaundering laws affect artcollectors? How will the UK's anti-money laundering regime, which transposes EU directives, be affected by Brexit? Many fascinating questions which are answered in this article where Samuel McIlhagga quotes our partner . Read more

The Art Law Review: Recent Developments in the Art Market

Posted  02/18/21
By Samuel Milucky, Emelyne Peticca
The year 2020 has been one of uncertainty and challenge for the art market at least as much as for any other sector, with the market having to address the challenges of significantly increased levels of regulation while at the same time dealing with the real-time effects of the covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainties around the looming departure of the UK from the EU. With the UK accounting for the second largest...

Institute of Art and Law - Force Majeure & Covid-19

Posted  02/6/21
By Azmina Jasani
On 6 February 2021, Azmina Jasani lectured at the Institute of Art and Law on the enforceability of force majeure provisions in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.  She provided IAL students examples of how courts in New York and London have interpreted and enforced force majeure clauses in various agreements.

“It’s not me, it’s you” AWITA X PAIAM forum - Brexit and the Art Market

Posted  02/3/21
By Azmina Jasani
On 3 February 2020, Azmina Jasani joined fellow market professionals, colleagues and advisors at the “It’s not me, it’s you” AWITA X PAIAM forum to discuss significant challenges of Brexit for the art market, only exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Azmina hosted a roundtable discussion on online art sales.

PAIAM - Conversation with Artists Alvaro Barrington and Rana Begum: Empowering Diverse Voices in the Art Market

Posted  09/30/20
By Azmina Jasani
On 30 September 2020, Azmina Jasani chaired and moderated a PAIAM Webinar entitled, In Conversation with Artists Alvaro Barrington and Rana Begum: Empowering Diverse Voices in the Art Market.  The Webinar explored the artists’ experiences navigating the international art market and their views on how to enhance, empower and elevate diverse voices within the art market. Watch Here

Block 336, Artist Legal Rights Sessions, Copyright Infringement

Posted  08/27/20
By Azmina Jasani
Block 336, Artist Legal Rights Sessions, Copyright Infringement.  Azmina Jasani contributed as a panellist on a webinar focusing on copyright infringement.  Topics for conversation included: appropriation v. plagiarism, fair dealing v. fair use, inspiration v. copying and what it takes to get legal proceedings going. Watch Here

The Supreme Court considers the issue of Garden Ornaments under the Listed Buildings regime

Posted  06/10/20
By Emelyne Peticca
On 20 May 2020, the Supreme Court of the UK handed down a judgment considering the categorisation as “listed buildings” of a pair of early 18th century lead urns attributed to the Flemish sculptor John van Nost, in the case of Dill v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Read More

Force Majeure and Covid-19

Posted  05/15/20
Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the art market. The pandemic has halted numerous transactions and many stakeholders, including artists, museums, art fairs, auction houses and galleries have ceased to operate and/or been forced to re-evaluate existing and future projects. As a result of the Covid-19 restrictions placed in various parts of the world, some art related contracts have become difficult or...
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