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20 Jul 2022 Grappling with Graffiti: Street art – who owns it?

Litigation and Art Law Partner, Simon Fitzpatrick, Associate, Rosie Adcock and Trainee Solicitor, Ruby Dyce comment on the rise of street art, thanks to the likes of artists such as Banksy and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the resulting disputes over ownership which are often tied to property and land law.

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23 Jun 2022 Supporting young Londoners to use art to express their response to climate change

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Young London Print Prize run by Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. The prize provides a platform for young Londoners to use art to express their personal response to climate change and is driven by the idea that all young people can be artists in their own right.

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07 Jun 2022 Mayfair Art Weekend: Opening the doors to Art in Mayfair

Mayfair Art Weekend is back for 2022 and in its ninth year, the programme will open the doors to art in Mayfair between 24–26 June 2022.

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01 Apr 2022 March NFT Litigation Roundup: Jay-Z, Bored Ape, Caked Apes and more…

As the rise of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) continues to soar, so too do the questions, legal issues and disputes around them. When faced with such a high growth phenomenon, the law can take time to catch up. We are closely monitoring the developments and bring you the second of our monthly roundups of the key NFT disputes to be aware of.

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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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16 Dec 2020 Christmas shopping: Push back against push payment scams

One of the many effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, has been a change in consumer behaviour. Shoppers need to be mindful of their online activity and how and who they are making payment too. The below article outlines the current system and the options available to APP scam victims.

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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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