The artist’s resale right (droit de suite) entitles artists or their heirs to a royalty in relation to secondary sales of their works, calculated as a percentage of the resale price. Some players in the London art market had seen Brexit as an opportunity to get rid of the artist’s resale right, as in their view, it put London at a disadvantage with marketplaces in the United States or Switzerland, where no such right exists.
Those of you who read German may already be aware of zpoblog.de, Benedikt Windau’s blog on civil procedure. Last year, Benedikt kindly invited me to become a regular contributor to zpoblog.de, with a focus on arbitration and international civil procedure. It’s really been fun working with Benedikt over the last year, from discussing the delights of blogging to sharing ideas and co-authoring for FAZ. Going forward, I will be publishing English-language versions or summaries of zpoblog.de posts with an arbitration or international angle over here as well.
Photo: Publication of “Civilprozessordnung” in the German Reich’s Federal Gazette, 18 February 1877, Deutsches Reichsgesetzblatt 1877 006 083, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons.
This post first appeared on Ted Folkman’s Letters Blogatory, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary – if you don’t know that blog yet, do check it out, it is rightly called The Blog of International Judicial Assistance. Ted, who has been a guest on this blog, asked me to contribute some thoughts about the future of international judicial assistance (IJA). Ted’s invitation came at a time when I experience, for the first time, a step backwards in that field: The Brexit Deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom, which in my view is a “sectoral hard Brexit” for civil judicial assistance. Continue reading