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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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27 Aug 2020 Sky News: Art exports have fallen by three quarters since lockdown closed galleries and auction houses

On 27 August 2020, Senior Associate, Rebecca Foden spoke live on Sky News with news presenter, Ian King.

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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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02 Dec 2019 What does it mean? A guide to key terms in art law

Lawyers can sometimes forget that terms they have become familiar with can sound like another language to their clients.

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20 Feb 2017 Thwaytes v Sotheby’s [2015] EWHC 36 (Ch)

Boodle Hatfield LLP acted for Mr. Thwaytes in his claim against fine art auctioneers Sotheby’s.

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01 Jan 2017 Auction house guarantees: friend or foe?

Auction house and third-party guarantees remain a hot topic in the art market. At the 2015 Autumn sales in New York, Bloomberg reported that $1 billion – approximately half – of the $2 billion total value of lots were already sold before the “paddles are even raised”.

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