Theft, fraud and illegal imports - the soaring prices of works of art and collectors' items also attract the interest of dishonest people who set up sometimes sophisticated schemes to acquire, sell or transit these objects, or even launder money. The aim of this conference is to examine the main criminal offences in the art market and to recall the diligence required of its actors.
As part of our “exclusive members” events, we are pleased to invite you to an online conference (on Zoom): Lunch Talk: How auction guarantees... View Article
Resilient and innovative. Qualities the UK art market has demonstrated in overcoming the challenges of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic.... View Article
Exclusive members’ event: Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur l’art numérique et les NFT
As part of our “exclusive members events”, and thanks to the kind support of the Association des Ami·e·s du Centre... View Article
As part of our “exclusive members” events, we are delighted to send you the invitation from the directors of Sotheby's to the opening of the exhibition The Samurai : Fine Japanese arms and armour on Wednesday 30 March at 6:15 pm (Rue François-Diday 2 – 1204 Geneva) We will be welcomed by Mrs Stéphanie Schleining, Director of the Fine Arts Department. Then we will have the privilege of a guided tour, in English, commented by Mr Mark Hinton, Specialist and Director of the Japanese Arts Department.
In Switzerland, there are numerous artists' foundations whose purpose is to manage their work, as well as, more generally, foundations involved in the cultural field. Some of them hold copyright which may generate important revenues. However, the holding of such rights by a foundation involves challenges and risks. Indeed, not only do these foundations often act as a gatekeeper to the market of the artist concerned, as abuses can be numerous, but they also carry out multiple activities to make his work known and to spread its influence. Insofar as these foundations are tax-exempt, they are nevertheless limited in their ability to engage in profit-making activities. This Philanthropy Lunch aims to examine the practical and legal issues facing copyright foundations.
This hybrid format conference will provide an opportunity to discover the work of a group of experts in the field, including a series of guidelines in the form of a practical guide. Following their presentation, several intermediaries will implement these guidelines by analysing a practical case study. The conference will also address the sustainability of the art market, exploring possible ways to reduce its carbon footprint.
Thanks to the kind cooperation of our partner Christie’s, we are delighted to offer you an additional “exclusive members” event on Friday 5 November... View Article
We are delighted to invite you to our next “exclusive members” event, to explore the universe of Chu Teh-Chun | New ways of exhibiting the artist's work at the Centre de Arts of Ecolint on Wednesday 20 October 2021. You will have the opportunity to discover the world of Chu Teh-Chun through the immersive installation imagined by Christophe Fonseca, to discover the exhibition “draw the line” which brings together the works of ten artists and to watch the documentary dedicated to Chu Teh-Chun’s life and work.
The annual conference of the Art Law Foundation (ALF) and the Art Law Centre will address the main risks that can arise in transactions involving works of art and cultural property. The aim of this day is to examine the role of each actor involved in the transaction, such as the seller, the broker, the art dealer, the expert and the buyer. Themes covered will include ownership and provenance, authenticity and origin of funds, cross-border aspects, auction guarantees and contractual relations.
We are pleased to invite you to the first “exclusive members event” of the fall season, for an exceptional VIP visit of Art Paris at the Grand Palais Éphémère, Champ-de-Mars, Plateau Joffre, 75007 Paris on Saturday 11 September 2021 We will be welcomed at 10:30 am by Mrs Béatrice Guesnet-Micheli, VIP Relations Manager, and Mr Guillaume Piens, Fair Director. Then we will have the privilege of a private guided tour accompanied by an expert of the Observatory of contemporary art. Please note that the presentation will last 45 minutes and will be in French. At the entrance you will receive a “Prestige” pass, valid for two people for the entire duration of the fair.
Thanks to the kind cooperation of our partner Christie’s, we are delighted to invite you to an additional exclusive members event on Wednesday 14... View Article
Exclusive members’ event | Due diligence in the art market | INTERPOL’s new app to trace and identify stolen cultural property
Mr Corrado Catesi, Coordiator at the Works of Art Unit at INTERPOL, will explain how INTERPOL helps to complete due... View Article
The Responsible Art Market Initiative New York Regional Committee is organising a spring webinar series on litigation risks, regulatory risks and digital risks.
Exclusive members event | Non-Fungible Tokens in the art market | the beginning of a digital art boom?
Non-Fungible tokens (NFTs) provide an opportunity to invest in and own digital works of art. Is the sale of such works a short term hype or a growing market trend of selling intangible art ?Gabriel Jaccard, tech lawyer and PhD candidate at the University of Geneva, Garrett Landolt, Postwar and contemporary art specialist at Christie’s and Leila Amineddoleh, art lawyer based in New York will explain how NFT works are created, address their market potential as well as the legal issues that they raise.
Money Laundering, Sanctions and Corporate Transparency: Risks and Solutions for the U.S. Art Market in 2020 and Beyond
The Responsible Art Market New York Regional Committee is organising its second event as a two-part webinar series on legal... View Article
The ALF organizes jointly with the Art-Law Centre its annual conference on the Swiss copyright reform. Copyright protects artists and... View Article
The RAM London committee organises a webinar on Lifting the lockdown – Challenges and practical solutions for art businesses. Moderator: Georgina... View Article
Thanks to the kind collaboration of our partner Christie’s, we are pleased to offer you a virtual alternative, and to invite you to an online conference on : « De la Révolution Française aux tycoons contemporains, le marché du mobilier royal français » on Thursday 7 May, at 5 :30 pm. The presentation, in French, will be given by Mr Simon de Monicault, Head of Department, European Furniture & Works of Art.
Join us for an exclusive visit of the new Fondation Opale in Lens. We will be welcomed by its director,... View Article
Further to the “save the date”, we are delighted to announce the programme of the fourth Responsible Art Market Initiative... View Article
Please join us on 7 November 2019 for an exclusive members event at the Free Ports in Geneva. We will... View Article
The annual conference of the Art Law Foundation (ALF) and the Centre for Art Law (CDA), organised in partnership with the Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva will focus on the topic of philanthropy and art. More precisely, this conference will be divided into four themes: art philanthropists, philanthropic structures, art foundations and museums.
Christie's invites ALF members to a workshop on the "Art of Jewels". The workshop will be led by Marie-Cécile Cisamolo, Jewelry Specialist at Christie’s, and Diane de Cerjat, Business development and events manager.
Thanks to the kind cooperation of our partner Christie’s, we are delighted to offer you an additional “exclusive members” event on Tuesday 14 May 2019 at the Hotel des Bergues. We will have the privilege to attend a private tour by Mrs Marie-Cécile Cisamolo, Jewelry Specialist at Christie’s, who will guide us through the exhibition “Magnificient Jewels”.
The Art Law Foundation is organising a conference hosted by the international gem and jewellery show GemGenève on the traceability of gemstones. Tracking and documenting the provenance of gemstones is a major issue to the industry. Several experts will assess current and potential avenues to ensure the traceability of gemstones. Moreover, the conference will address the due diligence responsibilities of dealers and customs law that applies to the trade.
We are pleased to invite you to the first "exclusive members event" of the season, which will take place on Tuesday 19 March at Ports Francs et Entrepôts de Genève SA for an exceptional visit dedicated to the storage building launched in 2014.
The Art-Law Centre (CDA) and the Art Law Foundation (ALF) are pleased to announce that they will jointly organise an... View Article
We are pleased to invite you to the first "exclusive members event" of the season, which will take place on Wednesday 19 September 2018 from 6 pm at the Musée de l’Ariana in Geneva for an exceptional visit of the exhibition « CONTAINED | CONTENU ».
We are pleased to send you below the program of the conference on Art Market and Due Diligence – Implementing the Obvious which will take place at schwarzescafé, Löwenbräu Areal in Zürich on 29 October at 5 pm. The ALF is glad to be a partner of this event, which is co-organized by the University of Zürich’s Art Market Studies program and the Kunstforum Zürich.
We are glad to invite you to our next "exclusive members event" on Thursday 28 June 2018 at 7.00 pm at Cabane Blanche (Rue Saint-Jean 24 – 1260 Nyon) for a visit of the exhibition "ABSTRACTIONS D’AIRAIN".
Two years ago, the Art Law Foundation launched a new series of lectures entitled The Art of Contracts. This series aims, on the one hand, to critically analyse contracts used in the context of transactions, services and performances related to art, whether by artists, collectors, galleries, auction houses or museums and, on the other hand, to contribute to the development of this practice by proposing model contracts that can serve as a basis for artists and actors in the art market. We are pleased to inform you that the third part of this series will take place at Sotheby's in Geneva on 18 April 2018 and will cover the topic of Photography and its various contractual aspects
See you in Paris on 6 April for a new "exclusive members" event in exceptional format since we invite you to join us for a VIP visit of Art Paris Art Fair, thanks to the kind collaboration of Mrs. Béatrice Guesnet Micheli. During this visit, we will have the opportunity to see the highlights of this year's fair, to which Switzerland is the guest of honour.
We are glad to invite you to the first 2018 "exclusive members event”, in collaboration with the Club du Musée de l’Elysée, which will take place on Thursday 18 January 2018 at 19.15 pm at the Hôtel Angleterre & Résidence (Place du Port – 1000 Lausanne 6). On this occasion, we offer you to take part, free of charge, to a conference held by Mr. Nicolas Galley, Director of the Executive Master in Art Market Studies program at the University of Zürich, on the Digital Art Market.
Join us for our second conference and launch of RAM’s “Art Due Diligence Toolkit”. We will be discussing the importance of due diligence and the place of technology in modern-day art transactions. What opportunities and threats do they present for art professionals and collectors?
On 5 December, the Cercle Menus Plaisirs invites ALF members to a conference on contemporary art and its economic mechanisms. This event will take place at Xippas Gallery in Geneva.
The Art-Law Centre (CDA), the Art Law Foundation (ALF) and the Geneva Association of Business Law (AGDA) are pleased to... View Article
Espace Muraille welcomes our members for a guided tour of the exhibition "Voyage, voyage, des aucubas aux dames de nage" of works by Marc Couturier. The tour will be led by Béatrice Guesnet-Micheli, curator of the show.
We are delighted to invite you to our next “exclusive members event“, which will be taking place on Thursday 8 June... View Article
Join us on 14 March for our next exclusive member events at Bonhams Geneva for a guided tour and discussion on "Les artistes femmes et leur marché actuel".
Building an art market for the future: Guidelines for Countering Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Threats
Issues linked to lack of transparency and authenticity are undermining trust and credibility in the art market. At the same... View Article
The Art Law Foundation and the Art-Law Centre jointly organise in Geneva a multidisciplinary conference on the attribution of works... View Article
Established to serve a public benefit, artist-endowed foundations take on a complex role. These foundations are essentially dedicated to the ... View Article
International conference organised in collaboration with the Art-Law Centre and the Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK – ISEA) At... View Article
Conférence organisée avec la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Genève Uni Mail – jeudi 22 mai 2014 Programme
Conférence organisée avec la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Genève Musée d’art et d’histoire – mardi 5 juin 2012
Les litiges en droit des biens culturels : résolution judiciaire et alternative des différends internationaux
Colloque international organisé avec la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Genève Uni-Mail – Genève – vendredi 11 novembre 2011... View Article
Journée d’étude organisée avec la Faculté de droit de l’Université de Genève Uni-Mail – Genève – mardi 9 novembre 2010... View Article