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01 Jul 2021 Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) – what are the legal issues?

Fred Clark, Associates at Boodle Hatfield LLP and Emily Gould, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Art and Law, set out the main legal considerations relevant to NFTs, including copyright, SMART contracts, money laundering, estate and succession planning and taxation.

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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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18 Sep 2020 How to avoid acquiring fake art

As more fine art is sold online – accelerated by the pandemic – the risk of people buying fakes or works of dubious provenance is greater than ever.

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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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06 Aug 2020 Boodle Hatfield advises on one of the first loans from Government’s Coronavirus Future Fund

Boodle Hatfield, the leading private wealth law firm, has advised on one of the first successful applications.

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22 Apr 2020 Q&A – Business as (un)usual during the COVID-19 lockdown: the practicalities of executing documents legalised and holding shareholder meetings

This Q&A is intended to provide guidance to those seeking to navigate the choppy and uncertain waters

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07 Apr 2020 Arts Council England not competent authority for export where artwork imported into the UK unlawfully (R (on the application of Simonis) v Arts Council England)

Private Client analysis…

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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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28 Oct 2019 Value of art exported from the UK jumps 25% to £6.8bn last year

The value of art and antiques exported from the UK rose 25% to £6.8bn* in 2018/19 (year-end August 31).

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05 Sep 2019 Antiquities and Ancient Art – Legal Issues in a changing trade

In recent decades, the pendulum has swung making the landscape harder to navigate for collectors and dealers.

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