Current Issues in International Art Law, ABA Europe Forum, Berlin, March 27, 2015

ABA LogoOn March 27, 2015, I have the privilege to moderate a panel on current issues in international art law. Here is from the conference programme:

“The art world used to be relatively small: The main players – i.e., collectors, art dealers and auction houses – knew and trusted each other and often closed deals with a handshake. That has certainly changed in the last 20 or 30 years, and now, art is everywhere and seemingly for everybody. While this development is generally welcome, it also leads to serious risks. Recent art scandals show that there is a real potential for legal problems and significant losses – both financial and reputational. Whether you acquire art worth millions of dollars for a world class collection, or you simply want to buy a painting for your home or office, you need to know the basics of art law. The panel of experienced international art lawyers will discuss a number of recent art law cases, explain the legal principles implicated in those cases and give tips on how to avoid (or at least minimize) problems.”

And here is the line-up of great speakers who will share their insights on the latest case law from their jurisdictions and more: Birgit Kurtz, Gibbons, New York; Friederike Gräfin von Brühl, K&L Gates, Berlin; Massimo Sterpi, Jacobacci, Rome, and Pierre Valentin, Constantine Cannon, London.

The panel is part of the American Bar Association’s 2015 Europe Forum “Transatlantic Deals and Disputes: What U.S. and European Lawyers Must Know Today to Best Represent Their Clients” held in Berlin on March 26/27, 2015. Online registration for the conference is open until March 20, 2015.

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