In the midst of the worldwide recession, art sales continue to produce record prices, attracting the interest of the lawyer's clients who are long-term collectors as well as those who are looking for alternative investments. As a unique asset class, however, art presents special issues and opportunities, with which lawyers must familiarize themselves in order to provide the best counsel to their clients. Among the broad range of critical art law issues that the speakers did address: fakes and forgeries, stolen art, misattribution, art financing, art investment funds, shipping and storage issues, protecting against creditors’ claims, loan exhibitions, insurance and appraisals.
speakers: Lawrence M. Kaye (USA), Gregor Kleinknecht (UK), Andrea Pizzi (Italy), Steven Brodie (USA), Howard Spiegler (President Art Law Commission, USA), Claudia von Selle (Germany)
pdf version of my powerpoint presentation below