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Responsible Art Market Initiative Event in Geneva January 31, 2020—An Art Market in Evolution

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on January 16, 2020 at 5:40 PM

For several years late January has been occasion for gatherings of the Responsible Art Market Initiative, a collective of art market stakeholders striving for consistency and standards in the international market that started in collaboration with the Art Law Centre at the University of Geneva. I have been proud to contribute to the RAM Task Force as it composed the Due Diligence Toolkit and country guides for, among other things, anti-money laundering legislation, and I am currently on the Advisory Board.

With the turn of the calendar it is time to gather in Geneva once again, and the program for “An Art Market in Evolution” promises to dazzle and inform. Topical discussions of authentication issues and the 5th European Anti-Money Laundering Directive are timely. The schedule is below, registration is open until January 24, 2020.  I hope to see you there!


Welcome & opening remarks

François Curiel, Christie’s, Paris

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

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

Expert Liability (comparative discussion)


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

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

Closing Remarks

François Curiel, Christie’s, Paris

Topics: Anne Laure Bandle, Geneva, Sandrine Giroud, Christie's, Megan Noh, Art Law Centre, University of Geneva, Mathilde Heaton, Responsible Art Market, Marc-André Renold, Ralph Wyss, Deloitte, Phillips, An Art Market in Evolution, 5th European Anti-Money Laundering Directive, Artssurance, Anne-Claire Bisch-Saffioti, LINK Management, Sharon Hecker, Sarah Charles, Catherine Denoun, Rudy Capildeo, Katharina Ammann, Swiss Institute for Art Research, Sarah Allen, Hauser & Wirth, Anne-Sophie Nardon

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