10 Apr 2020

Note by Professor Henry Peter, Director of the Geneva Centre for philanthropy (GCP) and Dr. Anne Laure Bandle, Director of the ALF and Academic Fellow of the GCP on the Swiss government’s measures to support the cultural sector.

The cultural sector is particularly affec...

8 Apr 2020

It was a great pleasure to meet Reetika Khanna, paralegal associate at Guest Work Agency, and to discuss my legal practice and the Art Law Foundation's work.

Read the full interview online here.

1 Apr 2020

The Swiss Copyright Act was amended to include new provisions effective as of 1 April 2020. In short, the main changes are the following:

/ Photographs that are have no individual character may be protected. A photograph will not need to be sufficiently individual unlik...

20 Feb 2020

The RAM guidelines on experts authenticating works of art are now available online on together with the first country guides (CH, US, UK and F). The RAM guidelines were launched at RAM's annual conference during the artgeneve art fair, chaired...

27 Oct 2019

The Responsible Art Market (RAM) initiative has launched a survey on its current project: guidelines for experts authenticating works of fine art. Together with the survey, RAM shared a draft version of the guidelines which will be presented at its upcoming annual conf...

6 Oct 2019

I am thrilled to announce that the University of Geneva Law Faculty will offer a new semester course on "Cultural Philanthropy and Law" ("La philanthropie culturelle et le droit") which I will teach starting in Spring 2020. The Course will be open to the public and to...

1 Oct 2019

Today, the Serpentine Galleries together with Guest Work Agency convened a Legal Lab summit on art, technology and law in London as part of the new research and development platform of the Serpentine. Key thinkers and doers in the area of art, tech and law were invited...

8 Mar 2019

Radio Suisse Romande's (RSR) radio show Vertigo on 7 March 2019 focused on the issue of plagiarism in music, comedy and film. I participated to discuss how copyright limits the use of protected works and how to distinguish inspirations from reproductions. The programme...

25 Jan 2019

Christie's Education together with the University of Luxembourg Competence Center and the University's Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance is organizing an Executive Education Programme on "Owning and Investing in Art" in March/June 2019. The programme addresses the...

15 Nov 2018

On 29 October 2018, Kunstforum Zürich and the University of Zurich's Art Market Studies program held a conference on due diligence in the art market and the rise of self-regulatory initiatives in Switzerland. Marc Spiegler, director of Art Basel, spoke Art Basel's new...

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