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Is sales tax legislation becoming the ‘bane of the art market'? Christie's recent $16.7m settlement to avoid prosecution in the US for sales tax evasion demonstrates once again that it's an....
Marks & Clerk
Earlier this month Universal Music Group and The Lego Group announced an exciting global partnership that will see Lego launch a new range of music based products.
Withers LLP
Cost cutting has been a major topic of discussion in the art industry this month. I have participated in several interesting discussions regarding resource sharing and am optimistic that there will be more offerings for art business in the near future.
Marks & Clerk
IP law, particularly copyright, has always been very important within the entertainment world, most notably for books, films and music.
Withers LLP
One of the many unprecedented ways in which Covid-19 has impacted on every aspect of public life includes the closure of museums, art galleries, cultural institutions and heritage properties.
Marks & Clerk
Online media piracy spiked in March, according to a report issued by digital piracy tracking and analysis firm, Muso.
Withers LLP
I mentioned in a previous Q&A in this series that we are hearing buzzwords in the art industry during this pandemic, and unfortunately one of those buzzwords that is making many in the art world
Marks & Clerk
By virtue of the finite nature of melodies, it is not uncommon for melodies in new compositions to sound very similar, if not identical, to melodies present in earlier compositions.
Withers LLP
Social distancing has impacted all facets of the art industry, and the primary art market has not been immune. As our team continues to engage in these Q&As...
Marks & Clerk
Vivendi, the French media conglomerate, released its Q1 results earlier this week showing substantial revenue growth that, according to its official statement, has been "little affected by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic".
Withers LLP
Zambia's claim against the UK for the restitution of Rhodesian Man, a skull that could be up to 300,000 years old, serves well to remind us of the much larger ongoing debate about what museums should do in the face of the growing number of claims from more and more ‘source' countries for the restitution of artworks and artefacts which they say belong to them.
Marks & Clerk
Recently the US based National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), a body representing thousands of music publishers and songwriters, threatened to sue social networking platform TikTok for copyright infringement.
Withers LLP
…anyone who has suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous media attention without then having to take arms against a sea of reputation troubles
WilmerHale
David Rundle publishes "Avoid shades of grey: Anti-money laundering regulation comes to the art market". This article was first published by TheWealthNet on 20 January 2020. Read the full article
Withers LLP
In a surprise move just before the Christmas and New Year break, The Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance Amendments Regulations 2019
Withers LLP
Conceptual art is not new but with Marina Abramovich's retrospective shortly opening at the Royal Academy and appetite from institutions and the market alike
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Withers LLP
Over the past several weeks, we have been asked to review a number of contracts and opine on their enforceability given the changing circumstances. In light of these conversations,...
Withers LLP
Following our publication of the Q&A, Protecting consigned artworks from creditors, between Dean Nicyper and Kim Almazan last week.
Withers LLP
This year's spring art fair and auction season has kicked off to an unwelcome slew of postponements and cancellations across Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
This January, the UK ratified new legislation that introduced, largely without modification, the EU's Fifth Money Laundering Directive, which imposes new compliance obligations on art market...
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