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27 Oct 2021 Tusk Lion Auction, 2021

On Tuesday 9 November Bonhams will be hosting the culmination event for the global celebration of African lions, showcasing the magnificence of this iconic animal and raising vital funds to support Tusk’s ongoing conservation programmes across Africa.


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25 Jun 2021 Mayfair Art Weekend – opening the doors to art in Mayfair

This weekend sees the return of Mayfair Art Weekend for 2021! Mayfair Art Weekend is the annual celebration of the world’s internationally renowned gallery district.

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08 Jun 2021 Ethical Sourcing in Luxury Goods

Partner, Simon Fitzpatrick and Trainees, Alexander Martinelli and Harvey Tomes reflect on how The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is one of the key pieces of legislation luxury goods companies need to be aware of when it comes to considering ethical sourcing.

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11 Mar 2021 Art Law Team Advise on Ground-Breaking Arrangement Brokered by Sotheby’s between the L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem and The Al Thani Collection Foundation

Our art law team was delighted to advise the Herman-De-Stern Foundation, along with the L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, on the recently announced, ground-breaking arrangement brokered by Sotheby’s with The Al-Thani Collection Foundation.

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25 Sep 2020 Authorised Push Payment Scams – Cracking the Code

What is an APP scam? An Authorised Push Payment scam occurs when a person is convinced by a scammer to…

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24 Aug 2020 Art exports have fallen 74% as lockdown closed galleries and auction houses

The value of art, antiques and collectibles exported from the UK fell has fallen 74%

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27 Mar 2020 COVID-19: What are the legal implications for the UK arts market?

As the outbreak of COVID-19 has intensified, the UK art market, an inherently international industry, which thrives on both its domestic and global events, has felt the unprecedented effects.

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07 Jun 2019 The Regulation targeting the import of art and antiques into the EU

In 2019, the European General Affairs Council adopted a new EU Regulation.

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02 Mar 2018 Court of Appeal rules for the first time on protection over field monitoring data for agrochemical companies

A Court of Appeal decision (27 February) will give agrochemical companies greater protection in relation to…

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08 Jan 2018 The 2017 Electronic Communications Code and Security of Tenure under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

The new Electronic Communications Code (“New ECC”), which is set out in Schedule 1 to the Digital Economy Act 2017 (“2017 Act”) and provides telecommunications operators with statutory rights in relation to their apparatus, came into force on 28 December 2017.

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