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Event: A Responsible Art Market in Practice, February 1, 2019 in Geneva

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on January 9, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Readers of the Art Law Report know that for several years running now, I have enjoyed events in Geneva organized by the Art Law Foundation and the Responsible Art Market Initiative in January/February.  I am happy to report that this year is no exception.  RAM is presenting its latest event “A Responsible Art Market in Practice,” to be held on Friday February 1, 2019 at the Palexpo in the venue of the artgenève fair.  After joining the RAM Taskforce and contributing to its Toolkit and country guide for the US, I am pleased to be presenting one of the case studies, in between a roster of distinguished speakers and experts.  I hope to see you there! 

Registration is now open here.  From the brochure:

Chaired by experienced art market journalist and author Georgina Adam, RAM’s third conference will focus on the practical aspects of a Responsible Art Market. With insights from seasoned art market professionals and building on RAM’s Art Transaction Due Diligence Toolkit launched in 2018, a series of case studies will illustrate how ‘risk-based’ due diligence measures can help art businesses and collectors navigate challenging and complex situations. Following adoption of the 5th European Anti-Money Laundering Directive and other regulatory developments in the past year, our expert speakers will also consider what this means in practice for art businesses in Europe, Switzerland and the United States.

The schedule is as follows:

Welcome & opening remarks

Justine Ferland, Art-Law Centre, University of Geneva, Geneva

Carine Decroi, Artcurial, Paris

Georgina Adam, Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, London

Keynote Lecture: Métamorphoses du marché de l’art au XXIe siècle

Philippe Davet, Blondeau & Cie, Geneva

Case Study 1: Client Due Diligence

Suzanne Gyorgy, CitiBank, New York

Mathilde Heaton, Phillips, London

Case Study 2: Artwork Due Diligence

Aude Lemogne, Link Management, Luxemburg

Nicholas M. O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester, Boston

Case Study 3: Transaction Due Diligence

Jean-Bernard Schmid, Ochsner & associés, Geneva

Sandrine Giroud, LALIVE and Art Law Foundation, Geneva

New regulatory trends with a focus on the 5th EU Anti-Money LaunderingDirective: what implications for the art market?

EU: Roland Foord, Stephenson Harwood, London

Switzerland: Andreas Ritter, Ritter & Partner and Association Marché d’Art Suisse, Zurich

US: Irina Tarsis, Law Office of Irina Tarsis, New York

Closing Remarks

Georgina Adam, Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, London

Topics: Art Law Foundation, The Art Newspaper, Geneva, artgenève, Sandrine Giroud, Lalive, Irina Tarsis, Sullivan & Worcester LLP, Suzanne Gyorgy, Georgina Adam, Nicholas M. O'Donnell, Art Law Centre, Mathilde Heaton, Jean-Bernard Schmid, Responsible Art Market initiative, Phillips, Financial Times, Palexpo, Justine Ferland, Carine Decroi, Artcurial, Philippe Davet, CitiBank, Aude Lemogne, Ochsner & associés, Roland Foord, Stephenson Harwood, Association Marché d’Art Suisse, Blondeau & Cie, Andreas Ritter

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