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Geneva Event: Building an Art Market for the Future—Guidelines for Countering Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Threats

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on January 9, 2017 at 11:45 AM
The Fondation pour le Droit d’Art (Art Law Foundation) is a Geneva-based group that sponsors exploration of important topics at the intersection of art and law.  Over the last few years, often in collaboration with the Art Law Centre of the University of Geneva, they have explored with particular skill a number of complex questions about the commercial components of the international art market.  As we have touted before, their events are routinely of the highest quality.  I am pleased to note the following upcoming event on January 26, 2017 at artgenève, which I am very much looking forward to attending (the program is in English).  Registration is available here.  Hope to see you there! 

From the program:

Issues linked to lack of transparency and authenticity are undermining trust and credibility art market. At the same time the legal and regulatory framework within which art businesses required to operate is evolving and becoming increasingly complex.

The Responsible Art Market Initiative (RAM) has been formed in response to these developments. RAM’s mission is: “To raise awareness amongst Art Businesses of risks by the art industry and provide practical guidance on establishing and implementing responsible practices to address those risks.”

Join us to celebrate the launch of this important and exciting initiative and the publication RAM’s Guidelines for Countering Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Threats, a series of guidelines for art market practitioners.

14:00 Registration

14:30 Welcome & opening remarks

Pierre Gabus, Lawyer and President of the Art Law Foundation, Geneva

Thomas Hug, Director of artgenève and artmonte-carlo

14:40 Part 1: What is the Responsible Art Market Initiative?

Anne Laure Bandle, Lawyer and Co-Director of the Art Law Foundation, Geneva

Sandrine Giroud, Lawyer and Co-Director of the Art Law Foundation, Geneva

15:00 Part 2: Self-regulation in the art market - A panacea to all ills?

Interactive panel discussion with the following experts

Chair: Marc-André Renold, Lawyer, Director of the Art Law Center and Professor, University of Geneva

Ursula Cassani, Professor, University of Geneva

Sylvia Furrer Hoffmann, Managing Director, The Swiss Art Market Association

Riccardo Sansonetti, Head of the Financial Crime section, State Secretariat for International Finance, Bern

Simon Studer, Simon Studer Art, Geneva

15:45 Coffee break

16:15 Part 3: Countering money laundering and terrorist financing threats - What role for the art market?

Interactive panel discussion with the following experts

Chair: Mathilde Heaton, Lawyer and Art Law Consultant, Art Law Advisory

Céleste Cornu, Anti-corruption specialist, Aix en Provence

Jean-Bernard Schmid, Public prosecutor, Ministère Public, Geneva

Rakhi Talwar, Christie’s, Head of Compliance, London

Ralph Wyss, Partner, Deloitte Forensic, Zurich

17:15 Conclusions

17:30 Close

Topics: Pierre Gabus, Anne Laure Bandle, Art Law Foundation, Geneva, artgenève, Sandrine Giroud, Lalive, Events, University of Geneva, Ursula Cassani, Riccardo Sansonetti, Simon Studer, Mathilde Heaton, Responsible Art Market, Fondation pour le Droit d’Art, Marc-André Renold, Jean-Bernard Schmid, Rakhi Talwar, Ralph Wyss, RAM

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