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31 January 2020 | Responsible Art Market - An Art Market in Evolution

An Art Market in Evolution chaired by François Curiel, renowned and experienced auctioneer and Christie’s chairman of Europe, RAM’s fourth conference will focus on the authentication of works of art with the launch of RAM’s Guidelines for Experts Authenticating Works of Fine Art and a series of related country guides. Illustrated by case studies, this seminar will discuss the issues which arise when conducting art expertise and highlight its importance, as well as the challenges and limits of conducting and relying such an expertise. Seasoned experts and professionals will share their insights and experience to understand an authentication’s value and its implications for the art market.

With implementation of the 5th European Anti-Money Laundering Directive requiring art businesses to conduct anti-money laundering measures, a panel of experts will compare the situation in the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland and consider what it means for art businesses in practice.

Please find the detailed programme below. You may register online here.

08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome & opening remarks François Curiel, Christie’s, Paris

09:10 RAM’s Guidelines for Experts Authenticating Works of Fine Art and other updates

Dr. Anne Laure Bandle, Art Law Foundation and Attorney-at-law, Geneva

Anne-Claire Bisch-Saffioti, Artssurance, Geneva

Aude Lemogne, LINK Management, Luxembourg

09:40 Authentications: Importance, Challenges and Limits from Various Business Perspectives Chair: Sandrine Giroud, Art Law Foundation and Attorney-at-law, Geneva Expert perspectives :

Dr. Katharina Ammann, Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA), Zürich

Dr. Sharon Hecker, Expert Specializing in Modern and Contemporary Italian Sculpture, Milan

Market perspectives :

Sarah Allen, Hauser & Wirth, London

Catherine Duret, Independent Art Dealer (XX-XXI century), Geneva

Sarah Charles, Christie’s, London

10:40 Coffee break

11:10 Expert Liability (comparative discussion)

Chair: Prof. Marc-André Renold, Art-Law Centre, University of Geneva and Attorney-at-law, Geneva

Switzerland: Dr. Anne Laure Bandle, Art Law Foundation and Attorney-at-law, Geneva France: Catherine Denoun, Attorney-at-law, Paris

UK: Rudy Capildeo, Attorney-at-law, London

USA: Megan Noh, Attorney-at-law, New York

12:10 The 5th European Anti-Money Laundering Directive: Selected Questions on National Implementations

Chair: Mathilde Heaton, Phillips and Attorney-at-law, London

UK: Rakhi Talwar, RTalwar Compliance, London

France : Anne-Sophie Nardon, Attorney-at-law, Paris

Switzerland : Dr. Ralph Wyss, Deloitte, Zürich

12:45 Closing Remarks François Curiel, Christie’s, Paris


Free visit of artgenève, salon d’art


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