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How to prepare for the new regulation on Import of Cultural Goods into the EU?

Phoebe Kouvelas, LL.M., is partner at ArtSecure, a boutique law firm offering specialized advice on Art, Intellectual Property & Cultural Property matters. She regularly litigates and advises on a wide range of commercial and regulatory issues. In June 2019, the European Union (EU) passed a Regulation on the ‘Introduction and …

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€6m Cimabue painting discovered in a northern French town

The rare painting understood to be lost for years is the first work by the Italian painter to be auctioned off in modern history.

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Art Investment Contracts: Application of securities law to art purchases in Belgium

In the world of contemporary art trading, it is difficult to use names of promotion galleries without entertaining thoughts of a financial investment environment.

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BonelliErede launch Art and Cultural Property Team

Italian law firm BonelliErede have launched a new art and cultural property team. The decision was made to meet the growing demand for services in this area,  and will bring together a focussed group of BonelliErede professionals who have a past experience and a proven reputation in advising international art galleries, auction houses, …

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Art Recovery Group recover colombian artefact from London Auction House

Art Recovery Group have recovered an indigenous Colombian artefact 80 years after it dissappeared. The ceramic sculpture was offered for sale at a London auction house earlier this year, after almost a century missing. It was last catalogued in a museum in Cartagena, Colombia  in 1939 before disappearing inexplicably, and …

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Venable LLP Launches Art Law Practice

Venable has launched a new Art Law Practice Group. The art law group will have an emphasis on artist representation, collector counseling, art licensing, artist and collector estate planning, charitable donations of art, taxes (including sales/use taxes and 1031 free exchange), and business representation of galleries, dealers, appraisers, and agents. …

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New law firm Amineddoleh & Associates launches

Art lawyer Leila Aminedolleh has founded new law firm Amineddoleh & Associates, which will focus on art law and intellectual property law. Based in the New York city, Amineddoleh & Associates LLC will be a full-service law firm, providing legal services to individuals and businesses throughout the world. With an …

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Suspected $135 million Caravaggio found in French loft

Mystery surrounds a painting that has been found in the loft of a house in the south of France that could be a $135 million missing masterpiece by Italian painter Caravaggio. The painting was discovered in the house in Toulouse two years ago and passed on to art expert Eric …

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Kunsthalle Mannheim Discovers 18 Possibly Nazi-Looted Artworks in Collection

The Kunsthalle Mannheim, in Germany, have discovered eighteen works in its collection that may have been stolen from Jewish owners by the Nazis. Included in these eighteen works are sculptures and drawings by artists Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Max Slevogt, and Edgar Degas, among others. The museum has registered the pieces with …

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Withers appoints new Head of Art Law

Withers have appointed Celia Lloyd Davidson as Head of their UK’s Art Law practice.  “Celia’s commercial and technical expertise is highly sought after by our arts clients, and this appointment is a well-deserved acknowledgement of her skills and reputation in the art world” said Diana Wierbicki, Withers’ Global Head of …

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