Art Law: Key Issues with Buying and Selling Art
In this exclusive and insightful session presented by Amanda Gray (Partner) and Simon Chadwick (Associate), at law firm, Mishcon de Reya LLP, participants will receive an overview of the non-contentious and contentious aspects of art law reflecting on the most current legal developments.
Key aspects of the lecture will include:
· Anatomy of an art transaction
· Due diligence
· Litigation - when and how matters can go wrong, the typical disputes and grey areas
· Anti-money laundering and developments
· Developments in legislation
· What now for the Art Market - given the "new normal"?
This course will be delivered online via Zoom. All participants will receive information in advance about how to access the course and if any preparation work is required before it commences.
What you will learn:
• An overall understanding of the key issues associated with buying and selling works of art
• Recent developments in anti-money laundering and other legislation
• How the current pandemic will impact on the Art Market
Amanda is a Partner in Mishcon Private at Mishcon de Reya, specialising in Art Law and the related field of Luxury Assets. She is valued by her clients for her commercial, flexible approach and depth of knowledge across a diverse range of legal problems faced by those operating within the art market and luxury assets fields.
Amanda works on both contentious and non-contentious matters including, but not limited to, disputes arising over all due diligence matters (for example title, authenticity (including Holocaust restitution claims), attribution and condition) contractual disputes and special project work concerning arts and cultural property.
With regard to the complementary specialism of Luxury Assets she is known for her contentious expertise on matters concerning classic cars – issues arising on authentication and ownership (most notably – Copley Motorcars Corporation & Anr v Bonhams 1793 Limited & Ors in multi-party proceedings in the Commercial Court involving, inter alia, claims of fraud and misrepresentation), antiquities, equines, and yachts.
Amanda is regularly asked to present at speaking engagements globally, including Christie’s Education, the Royal Academy of Arts School, Queen Mary University and the Art Business Conference, among others. She is recognised by the leading legal directories, including Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, that praise her for “great technical knowledge of the issues”.
Amanda is the pro-bono General Counsel for Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Sussex which houses the permanent collection of works by Eric Gill and the Ditchling Guild.
Simon is an Associate in Mishcon Private at Mishcon de Reya. He has experience in acting for a wide variety of clients ranging from companies to high net worth individuals to charities, across a wide range of domestic and international commercial disputes. Simon has a particular interest in art and cultural property law and, as a member of the Art Law team, advises galleries, auction houses, artists, collectors, foundations and other public and private institutions on non-contentious and contentious art related matters.
Before starting his career in law, Simon worked for an Italian commercial art dealership in Mayfair and Milan for seven years. This experience, and his understanding of the market, has proved invaluable when working with individuals, galleries and institutions on both contentious and non-contentious art matters.
Simon has previously been recognised in Legal 500’s Art and Cultural Property directory as being a Rising Star, having ‘an outstanding attention to detail’ and ‘an unparalleled work ethic’ and as someone whose ‘client manner is perfect’.