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This is the opening course in our annual series of Art Law for Art World Professionals courses. The purpose is to provide an introduction to many of the key legal issues relating to the trade and ownership of art and it is followed in the autumn by a slightly more detailed look at certain legal issues. Lectures across the courses address important areas such as auction and private sales, due diligence, agency, taxation, copyright, artists’ agreements, Nazi looted art and international and cultural art law. The courses nevertheless are directed toward non-lawyers working in the art world or wishing to do so, as well as lawyers from other disciplines. Each course is independent of the other but can also complement each other.

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Day Course: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Date: 11 - 12 May, 2017
    Venue: the course will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE 
  • Faculty


    Tom Christopherson, Head of Art and Law Studies, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
    Rudy Capildeo, Associate, Boodle Hatfield
    Robert Lands, Partner, Head of IP & Commercial, Howard Kennedy LLP
    Pierre Valentin, Partner, Constantine Cannon
    Clarissa Vallat, Director, Tax & Heritage, Sotheby’s

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  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    £650 (£600 if booked by 13 April, 2017)

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    Course Timetable

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    Laurie Michel-Hutteau Public Programs Manager
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    Tel: +44 (0)20 7462 3242

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